Board certified by the American Board of Surgery in pediatric surgery,
Dr. Douglas Tamura joined Valley Children’s Hospital as a pediatric surgeon
in August 2003. His areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery,
neonatal surgery and pediatric trauma. Dr. Tamura is a member of several professional organizations, including the
American Pediatric Surgery Association, International Pediatric Endosurgery
Group, and Society of Critical Care Medicine.
He has published in several journals including The Journal of Trauma: Injury
Infection and Critical Care; Shock; and Surgery.
Dr. Tamura received his medical degree from Tulane University School of
Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his residency in general
surgery and research fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences
Center in Denver. Dr. Tamura completed a fellowship in surgical critical care/
trauma at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and a pediatric
surgery fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. He spent two years
as a trauma research fellow focused mainly on the inflammatory response
mechanisms from traumatic injury.
A California native, Dr. Tamura enjoys biking, golfing and spending time with
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