Faculty & Staff at TUC

Tami  Hendriksz, D.O., FACOP, FAAP

Tami Hendriksz

College: COM

Department: Preclinical Education

Title: Associate Professor/Assistant Dean for Clinical Integration

Phone: (707) 638-5910

Fax: (707) 638-5255

E-Mail: tami.hendriksz@tu.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty 1, Rm. 109

Dr. Hendriksz is a proud alumnus of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She returned to the Vallejo campus after completing her Pediatric internship and residency at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.  Dr. Hendriksz splits her time between clinical practice at the Touro University/Solano County Family Health Services Medical Clinic and teaching/administrative work on campus. 

She serves as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Integration, and through her work with and development of the Clinical Integration sessions, Observed Structured Clinical Experiences (OSCE) program, and Early Clinical Experiences (ECE), she strives to bring more clinical experiences and context to students during their preclinical years, as well as to help students develop their clinical knowledge and skills throughout all four years of undergraduate medical education.  

Dr. Hendriksz also serves as a board member of the TUC Alumni Association, co-director of the 3rd Year Pediatric Core Rotations, director of Pediatric Rotations at the Touro University/Solano County Family Health Services Medical Clinic, and medical director of the Vallejo Unified School Based Clinics. 

University of California Los Angeles, BS in Psychobiology

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California, Doctor of Osteopathy, 2006

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Internship & Residency, 2009

Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medicine Educators, 2012

Dr. Hendriksz has been awarded Teacher of the Year on numerous occasions for her teaching and dedication to the preclinical TUCOM students.  She utilizes a wide variety of education delivery systems, and seeks to actively engage the learners.  Dr. Hendriksz has taught and continues to teach a wide variety of subjects to the osteopathic medical students and physician-assistant students at TUC.  These subjects include, but are not limited to:

CNS Infections, Pediatric Neurology, GI Bleeding, Shock & Sepsis, Pediatric Diabetes, Skin Cancer, Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure, Psoriasis and Papulosquamous Disorders, Pain Management, Childhood Exanthems, Emotional Shifting, Newborn Care, Admission Notes and Orders, Hemostasis, Adult and Pediatric Respiratory Infections, Pneumonia, Pediatric Neuromusculoskeletal Disroders, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric History and Physical Exam, Developmental Delay, Introduction to COMLEX Step 1, Multiple Board Review Sessions, Interviewing for Medical Residency

She also teaches students during their clinical years, and co-facilitates weekly web-based didactic sessions for TUCOM 3rd year medical students who are completing their core Pediatric Rotations.

2013  Dr. Hendriksz serves as the co-Associate Editor of the scholarly American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians eJournal.

2013   Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Vallejo, CA

  • Co-investigator – Cross-Cultural Training in Pediatric Residency: Every Encounter is a Cross-Cultural Encounter

2011   Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Vallejo, CA

  • Principal Investigator – Acceptability of Fluzone Intradermal Vaccine to Patients and Vaccine Administrators in the United States

2010   Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Vallejo, CA

  • Principal Investigator – The Effects of Pediatric Patient-Based Incentives

2008    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

  • Principal Investigator – Residents Views on Language Barriers and Obstacles to Using Trained Medical Interpreters

2003-2005  Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Vallejo, CA

  • Research Assistant – OMM as a Stress Reducer; Anti-Ubiquitin Markers

1997-1999  University of California Los Angeles - Westwood, CA

  • Research Assistant – Social Psychology; Promoting Safer Sex Practices

Hendriksz T.  Using Patient Perspectives to Increase Empathy and Interest.  Accepted for poster/presentation at the Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference 2015.

Hendriksz T.  Pediatric Obesity with Comorbidities: Potential Cases of Medical Neglect  eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Fall.

Hendriksz T.  After the Earthquake: A Renewed Sense of Perspective.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Fall: 10.

Hendriksz T.  Innovation is Not Always a Good Thing: A Case for e-Cigarettes.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Summer: 9.

Hendriksz T.  Physician Presence on Social Media.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Spring: 12.

Hendriksz T.  What Does It Mean to be an Academic Pediatrician?  One Woman’s Tale.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Winter: 8.

Hendriksz T, Malouf PJ, Sarmiento S, Foy JE. Overcoming Patient Barriers to Immunizations. AOA Health Watch. 2013; 8(3); 9-14.

Javier JR, Hendriksz T, Chamberlain LJ, Stuart E.  Cross-Cultural Training in Pediatric Residency:  Every Encounter Is a Cross-Cultural Encounter.  Academic Pediatrics.  2013 Nov; 13:495-498 

Hendriksz T.  Timely and Effective Teaching in a Busy Clinical Practice.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2013 Fall: 10.

Hendriksz T.  Exploring the History Behind the Fear of Vaccines.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2013 Summer: 5.

Hendriksz T, Malouf PJ, Foy JE. Vaccines for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Herpes Zoster: Immunization Guidelines for Adults. JAOA Supplement 6. 2011 Oct; 111(10): S10-12.

Hendriksz T.  Bringing Osteopathy to Clinical Pediatric Education.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2011 Fall: 10.

Hendriksz T.  Bridging the Gap:  Finding Creative Ways to Match Nutrition Reccommendations and Actual Nutrient Intake Among Adolescents.  eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2011 Fall: 3(5).

Hendriksz T.  Childhood Obesity Posing Alarming Health Problems for Youth.  Health Matters Section of the Vallejo Times-Herald Newspaper, April 30, 2011.

Hendriksz T.  Do Vaccines Cause Autism?  Health Matters Section of the Vallejo Times-Herald Newspaper, February 26, 2011

Foy JE, Hendriksz T, Malouf P, Tobin A. Acceptability of fluzone intradermal vaccine to patients and vaccine administrators. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Feb;113(2):134-43.

Hendriksz T, Malouf PJ. Changing demographics of oropharyngeal cancers: implications for the management and prevention of human papillomavirus.  AOA Healthwatch. 2012 Dec;7(5): 15-21.

Malouf PJ, Hendriksz T, Foy JE. Strategies for increasing adolescent compliance with vaccination against human papillomavirus.  The AOA Healthwatch.  2012 Jun;7(4): 17-22.

Fellow, Board of Trustees Member, & Chair of Communications Committee, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Member, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

Member, American Osteopathic Association

Member, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics

Member, Physicians for Human Rights

2016 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Primary Care Department

2015 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Primary Care Department

2014 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Primary Care Department

2012 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Basic Sciences Department

2011 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Primary Care Department

2009 CHLA Chief Residents Award 

2009 CHLA General Pediatrics Clinic Award 

2007 CHLA General Pediatrics Clinic Award 

2006 TUCOM Dr. Bernard Zelliger Service Award 

2004 TUCOM Student D.O. of the Year

Last Updated: 6/15/16