Tamara Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, FACS Tamara Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, FACS

Tamara Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, FACS

Pediatric Surgeon

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I love caring for infants, children and adolescents. I treat surgical problems in the neck, chest and abdomen such as congenital anomalies, childhood cancers, pectus excavatum, lung abnormalities, hernias and intestinal problems. As a mom, I understand that when a child is ill, it affects the entire family. It is always my goal to facilitate healing, peace and advocacy for families.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 2004
PhD, Boston University, 2004
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2004-2011
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2011-2013
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, Surgery, Pediatric
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focus is global surgery. There are many places around the world where children cannot access surgical care. Children often live with chronic disability or die before they can obtain surgery. It breaks my heart to know that most of these diseases are treatable, but kids cannot access the treatment. My work has focused on training and supporting surgeons in sub-Saharan Africa and finding creative ways to increase children's access to surgery in low-income areas.

PUBLICATIONS
View Tamara Fitzgerald's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.