See Wan Tham, MB BS

See Wan Tham, MB BS

Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

On staff since September 2010

Academic Title: Acting Instructor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales


Anesthesiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University , Syracuse
Transitional, The Canberra Hospital, WODEN ACT 2606


Pediatric Anesthesia, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Acute and chronic pain management in pediatric population, pediatric regional anesthesia

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Young Investigator Travel Award American Pain Society (Scholarship/Research) 2012


  • See Wan Tham, MB BS
    Measures of Health Related Quality of Life
    In McGrath P., Stevens B., Walker S., Zempsky W. (Ed.), The Oxford Textbook of Pediatric Pain. Oxford University Press. , 2013
  • Holley, A. L., Law, E., Tham, S. W., Myaing, M., Noonan, C., Strachan, E., Palermo, T.
    Associations among smoking and chronic musculoskeletal pain in young adult twins
    Journal of Behavioral Medicine , 2012
  • Lewandowski, A., Law, E., Tham, S. W., Myaing, M., Noonan, T., Palermo, T.
    Associations among smoking and chronic musculoskeletal pain in young adult twins
    The Journal of Pain , 2012 : 13s13
  • Tham, S. W., Palermo, T., Vavilala, M., Wang, J., Jaffe, K., Koepsell, T., Dorsch, A., Temkin, N. R., Dennis, D. R., Rivara, F. P.
    The Longitudinal Course, Risk Factors and Impact of Sleep Disturbances in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
    J Neurotrauma Rehab , 2012 : 29(1)154-61
  • Tham, S. W.
    Scoliosis: The Evaluation and Treatment of Idiopathic Spinal Deformity in Children and Adults
    Dr. Newton and Dr. OBrien (Ed.)


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Sleep Duration and Pressure Pain Responsivity in Healthy Adolescents Minneapolis, MN May 2014
Experimental pain testing in youth with and without chronic pain Tampa, FL April 2014

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Sleep-Wake Disturbances and Pain Responsivity in Adolescents Sleep Research Society Foundation & Jazz Pharmaceuticals Early Career Development Research Award $75000 Jan. 2014 - Jan. 2015
Associations among Pain, Smoking, Alcohol Abuse, and Depression in Older Adolescents and Young Adults University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anesthesia Pilot Award $10000 April 2011 - Dec. 2013
National Research Service Awards Institutional Research Training (T) Grants NIH $52,940 Sept. 2010 - Sept. 2013
Internet Intervention for Pain and Sleep Problems in Youth in Military Families NIH $713,824