james S. Tan Department of Medicine
Every learner who joins us for their rotation will benefit from the competence, passion for medical education and wisdom of our department's modern founder, James (Jim) S. Tan. An internationally known specialist in infectious disease, immunology and internal medicine, Dr. Tan was an author and researcher and an awarded medical educator. Dr. Tan shaped our faculty culture around patient centered care, evidence-based medicine and boldly innovative training of the next generation of physicians-- before the wider world of medicine knew these were critical. A true visionary and tireless educator, Dr. Tan's values are alive and well, guiding our department to excellence in a new century. Ask any of our seasoned faculty whom he trained for a story of Dr. Tan's impact on their career, and you will experience a reminder of this medical leader's legacy of brilliance and life change for clinicians.