New pediatric surgeon joins USA Health
“His wide range of experience – which includes decades of performing neonatal and pediatric oncology surgeries – is a great fit for the specialty services we provide to patients on the upper Gulf Coast," said William O. Richards, M.D., F.A.C.S.
By Casandra Andrews
Tuan Hoai Pham, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FAAP, a leader in pediatric surgery, recently joined the staff at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital. He also serves as an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine.
A double-board-certified pediatric surgeon, Pham brings more than 20 years of experience providing comprehensive general and thoracic surgical care for children to USA Health, including performing neonatal and pediatric oncology surgeries.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Pham join USA Health,” said William O. Richards, M.D., F.A.C.S., professor and chair of surgery at the Whiddon College of Medicine and director of the USA Surgical Weight Loss Center. “His wide range of experience – which includes decades of performing neonatal and pediatric oncology surgeries – is a great fit for the specialty services we provide to patients on the upper Gulf Coast.”
Previously, Pham was medical director of pediatric surgery at Beacon Children’s Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.
“My goal is to provide safe, evidence-based, full spectrum pediatric surgical options with compassion and in collaboration with other pediatric specialists,” Pham said. “I’m also an advocate for using the most minimally invasive surgical procedures available to give my patients the most successful outcomes.”
Children’s & Women’s Hospital includes the only level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the region, offering the highest level of care for premature infants. Inside the NICU, a multidisciplinary team also cares for extremely premature infants in a small baby unit.
Pham earned a medical degree from the University of California in Irvine, California. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic Rochester in Rochester, Minnesota, and a fellowship in pediatric surgery from the University of British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Pham is certified by the American Board of Surgery in pediatric surgery and general surgery.
He received numerous research awards during his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training including a National Institute of Health Medicinal Scientist Training Fellowship, Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Fellowship and the Fulbright Scholarship in Sweden. His research earned recognition with Children and Family Research Fellow Awards from BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He is a member of several professional groups, including the American College of Surgeons, American Association of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Surgeons Association, Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.