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Steven Tam, MD

Steven Tam, MD

Position: Board-certified geriatrician

Organization: UC Irvine Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Dr. Steven Tam is a board-certified geriatrician at UC Irvine's SeniorHealth Center. He is a national speaker in elder abuse prevention and involved on the elder abuse prevention leadership team. He runs the SeniorHealth Center's memory assessment and treatment services, too. Most important, he has a combination of warmth, compassion, knowledge, and humor that makes him loved by his patients and appreciated by his coworkers.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Dr. Tam is an extraordinarily competent, compassionate and caring physician. As a coworker, I hear from many of his patients about how grateful they are and how he changed their lives and was there for them, in crisis or in long-term management of their care. He is conscientious, thorough and thoughtful and a pleasure to work with. Additionally, he is a fabulous speaker - warm and engaging - on the some times difficult topic of memory.