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Saint Joseph Hospital Physician to Receive National Mentoring Award

Dr. Maria Teresa Tam to be Honored at OB/GYN Meeting in Washington D.C.

Chicago, Ill. (May 2, 2011) – Chicago, Ill. – Saint Joseph Hospital announced today that Dr. Maria Teresa Tam, M.D., has been chosen by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to receive the 2011 ACOG Mentor of the Year Award.

The ACOG Mentor award is given to an ACOG Fellow, including teachers of residents, who has actively mentored a Young Physician or a Junior Fellow. Dr. Kelly Jirschele, also of Saint Joseph Hospital, nominated Dr. Tam for the award, which is bestowed annually. Recipients are chosen by the ACOG Committee on Honors and Recognition and the Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council.

Dr. Tam will be featured in an upcoming issue of ACOG Today, the Congress' newsletter sent to all Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition, she will be honored during the Junior Fellow Breakfast/Business meeting held on May 3, 2011 during the ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting at Washington DC. While in Washington, Dr. Tam will also be presenting a research abstract with Obstetrics and Gynecology residents Dr. Mary Conte and Dr. Hayley Schuler. Their abstract "Elective Induction of Labor Outcomes of Term Low-Risk Women in a Community Teaching Hospital" has been selected as a poster presentation at the 59th Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists being held in Washington, DC, April 30 - May 4, 2011. This is the 5th consecutive year that the Saint Joseph Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program will be presenting research at this event.

Dr. Tam is the Associate Program Director of the Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Program at Saint Joseph Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and a partner in Lakeshore Women’s Health Specialists, Chicago, Illinois. She has been on staff at Saint Joseph Hospital since 1999.

About Saint Joseph Hospital Saint Joseph Hospital is a nationally ranked, award-winning teaching hospital serving Chicago’s lake shore communities. It is home to many world-renowned physicians and advanced medical technologies. For more information, visit sjh.reshealth.org.

About Resurrection Health Care Saint Joseph Hospital is a part of Resurrection Health Care, a family of health care services providing advanced medical care and exceptional customer service with compassion and hope. Our hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, home health services, behavioral health programs, and other services are conveniently located in many Chicago and suburban neighborhoods. Resurrection Health Care is a not-for-profit Catholic organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection.

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