Penny Tam

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Penny Tam is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC and works as a General Internist at Vancouver General Hospital. She completed medical school at Queen’s University and her post-graduate training at UBC.

Dr. Tam completed additional training in Quality and Patient Safety through the University of Toronto’s Patient Safety Certificate Course and Intermountain Health’s Mini-Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement. She is the Medical Director for Quality on Acute Medicine at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and sits on the VGH Clinical Teaching Unit Quality Improvement Committee, Vancouver Acute Quality and Patient Safety Council, and Vancouver Coastal Health Choosing Wisely Steering Committee.


Canadian Medical Protective Association Grant (2011)
  • Quality and patient safety
  • Morbidity and mortality rounds
  • Choosing Wisely Canada
  • Perioperative medicine
Quality Improvement in Handover of General Internal Medicine Inpatients (2011)
Reducing Daily Labs on Acute Medicine: A Pilot to Implement Choosing Wisely Canada (2016)
Preventability of 28-day Hospital Readmissions in Clinical Teaching Unit Patients (2017)
Vancouver General Hospital Internal Medicine
7th Floor, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
phone: 6048755181