The Alumni Association congratulates past president Tamara L. Thomas ’87 on her appointment as dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas has served as vice dean for Academic Affairs since 2011 and associate dean for Faculty Development since 2006. She also served as interim chair of the department of emergency medicine.
In addition to her numerous honors, Dr. Thomas was named a Hero of Emergency Medicine in 2008 by ACEP and a Fellow of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in 2006. Her leadership and academic accomplishments are only surpassed by her intangible qualities — humility, generosity, and compassion. As Kaarsten Lang ’87 recounts, “Tammi is the kind of friend who cleared her schedule on short notice to care for me for a week after an unexpected illness. She is known for giving great gifts, being fun to travel with, offering keen yet kind insights, and solving problems creatively.”
A.T. Tuot hangs a photo of Tamara L. Thomas ’87 in the hallway of the
Alumni Association office in honor of her becoming the new dean.