Tamara (Tammie) Chang, MD, is medical director of pediatric infusion, and a board-certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and medical director of provider wellness for the MultiCare Health System, in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Chang is co-founder and director of AMWA ELEVATE—A Leadership Certification Program for Women Physicians. She is also president of the Washington State Chapter of AMWA, co-founder of the Women of Influence Network for her healthcare system, and co-founder of her healthcare system’s women in medicine (Cool Chicks in Medicine) community.
She also co-founded Pink Coat, MD, a platform to support the personal and professional success and well-being of all women physicians. As chief executive officer, she provides executive, empowerment, and leadership coaching for early-career women physicians. Dr. Chang’s personal impact statement is to be a trailblazer focused on guiding women physicians to own their joy and power, and in turn inspire others to be their most compassionate, loving, and bold selves. She knows that the potential for positive ripple effects will be endless.
Dr. Chang received her coach certification from the Co-Active Training Institute and the John Maxwell Team as a leadership coach, with additional training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Gallup CliftonStrengths Assessments, and as a Tara Mohr Playing Big Facilitator.
She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, completed her internal medicine/pediatrics residency at the University of Massachusetts, and her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She has a deep love of caring for pediatric oncology patients and survivors. She serves as the founder and director of the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Program for St. Judes Hospital.