Tamara Jones Dunn, MD
Physician, Stanford Hospital & Palo Alto Veterans Hospital
Tamara's involvement in early childhood education feels like a continuation of her late mother's work as national director of Head Start. She joined the Jumpstart local advisory board in Northern California in 2012. Her passion for Jumpstart’s mission and supporting underserved children has grown with the expansion of her own family. She is a physician, Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford School of Medicine. Tamara is proud to serve veterans at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, where she does the bulk of her clinical work. Early in her career, Tamara focused on research in multiple myeloma, acute lymphocytic leukemia and Adolescent and Young Adults. More recently, she has pivoted toward work in diversity, equity, and inclusion and medical education. She is one of the Associate Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine and the Program Director for the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Stanford. She is especially committed to creating inclusive workplaces and the recruitment and retention of those who are underrepresented in medicine. She has continued to hone her leadership skills through programs such as Leadership Education for Advancing Diversity (LEAD) program, where she serves as a mentor and steering committee member and the Stanford Leadership Development Program (SLDP). She has an active role in the American Society of Hematology (ASH) where she participated in their inaugural ASH Ambassador Program and is co-chair for the ASH Women in Hematology group which focuses on supporting women in their Hematology careers through resourceful programming, mentorship, and leadership skills. Tamara received her BA in French at Stanford University and her MD from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She completed her internal medicine residency and Heme/Onc training at Stanford School of Medicine. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Derek, their three children and energetic Vizsla. Outside of medicine she enjoys singing, dancing, tennis, and spending time with family and friends.