Teresa Tam, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical College
Role: Faculty
Joined Rush in 2014


After completing a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecological surgery at Penn State University’s Hershey Medical Center, I returned to Chicago to start my own private practice. I currently only practice gynecology, and primarily do office and minimally invasive gynecological procedures.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I was inspired to enter the field of obstetrics and gynecology by my desire to take care of women and their health needs as they transition from adolescence to menopause.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

The opportunity to teach and mentor residents keeps me very interested and excited about imparting my knowledge and wisdom to future obstetricians and gynecologists.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

I believe mentoring is a very important way of “paying it forward” to future obstetricians and gynecologists.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Be passionate about what you do.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I like running marathons.