Dr Dong Thi Hoai Tam

Dong Thi Hoai Tam, MD, PhD, Assoc Prof

Clinical Consultant, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit
Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Prof Dong Thi Hoai Tam graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1980 and successfully completed a three-year Internship training course, specializing in Infectious Diseases at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy HCMC. She became a lecturer at the Department of Infectious Diseases, and also worked as a clinician at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, a referral hospital for infectious and contagious diseases for HCMC and the southern provinces of Vietnam. She took her Master Degree in 1998, and a PhD Degree in medicine in 2004 at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy HCMC, and became Associate Professor in 2010.

As a lecturer, she has provided lectures to students and post-graduates doctors about infectious diseases. As a clinician at the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, she is responsible for a variety of duties including diagnosis and management of patients with severe infection. Dr Dong Thi Hoai Tam has been a member of the training staff of the hospital, contributing especially to the training programme of Dengue or refresher courses on HIV/AIDS at the provincial hospitals in the south of Vietnam. She has been a member of the Ethics Committee Board of the Hospital For Tropical Diseases.
In 2009, She joined the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, working as a clinical consultant in the Dengue group.

For more than 20 years, she has participated in many studies as a collaborator with researchers from Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, in the fields of tropical diseases such as malaria, bacterial meningitis, dengue infection, HIV/AIDS, Hand Foot Mouth disease. To date, she has published 51 scientific articles (in Vietnamese and English journals), and tutored 5 medical students thesis and 15 post- graduated medical doctors thesis.

5 key recent research articles:

1. Yacoub, S., P.K. Lam, T.T. Huynh, H.H. Nguyen Ho, H.T. Dong Thi, N.T. Van, L.T. Lien, Q.N.T. Ha, D.H.T. Le, J. Mongkolspaya, A. Culshaw, T.W. Yeo, H. Wertheim, C. Simmons, G. Screaton, and B. Wills, Endothelial nitric oxide pathways in the pathophysiology of dengue: a prospective observational study. Clin Infect Dis, 2017.

2. Lam, P.K., T.V. Ngoc, T.T. Thu Thuy, N.T. Hong Van, T.T. Nhu Thuy, D.T. Hoai Tam, N.M. Dung, N.T. Hanh Tien, N.T. Thanh Kieu, C. Simmons, B. Wills, and M. Wolbers, The value of daily platelet counts for predicting dengue shock syndrome: Results from a prospective observational study of 2301 Vietnamese children with dengue. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2017. 11(4): p. e0005498.

3. Jaenisch, T., D.T. Tam, N.T. Kieu, T. Van Ngoc, N.T. Nam, N. Van Kinh, S. Yacoub, N. Chanpheaktra, V. Kumar, L.L. See, J. Sathar, E.P. Sandoval, G.M. Alfaro, I.S. Laksono, Y. Mahendradhata, M. Sarker, F. Ahmed, A. Caprara, B.S. Benevides, E.T. Marques, T. Magalhaes, P. Brasil, M. Netto, A. Tami, S.E. Bethencourt, M. Guzman, C. Simmons, N.T. Quyen, L. Merson, N.T. Dung, D. Beck, M. Wirths, M. Wolbers, P.K. Lam, K. Rosenberger, and B. Wills, Clinical evaluation of dengue and identification of risk factors for severe disease: protocol for a multicentre study in 8 countries. BMC Infect Dis, 2016. 16: p. 120.

4. Lam, P.K., D.T. Tam, N.M. Dung, N.T. Tien, N.T. Kieu, C. Simmons, J. Farrar, B. Wills, and M. Wolbers, A Prognostic Model for Development of Profound Shock among Children Presenting with Dengue Shock Syndrome. PLoS One, 2015. 10(5): p. e0126134.

5. Lam, P.K., D.T. Tam, T.V. Diet, C.T. Tam, N.T. Tien, N.T. Kieu, C. Simmons, J. Farrar, N.T. Nga, P.T. Qui, N.M. Dung, M. Wolbers, and B. Wills, Clinical characteristics of Dengue shock syndrome in Vietnamese children: a 10-year prospective study in a single hospital. Clin Infect Dis, 2013. 57(11): p. 1577-86.