Eric Tham, MD, MS

On staff since August 2014

Children's Title: Interim Senior Vice President, Seattle Children?s Research Institute

  • Eric Tham, MD, MS, FAAP, FAMIA is interim Senior Vice President of Seattle Children's Research Insititute.  He received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School and his Masters in Biomedical Informatics from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

    Dr. Tham completed his residency and fellowship from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Tham has received certifications from the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Preventatitve Medicine. 

  • Other Publications

    • Ballard DW, Kuppermann N, Vinson DR, Tham E, Hoffman JM, Swietlik M, Deakyne Davies SJ, Alessandrini EA, Tzimenatos L, Bajaj L, Mark DG, Offerman SR, Chettipally UK, Paterno MD, Schaeffer MH, Richards R, Casper TC, Goldberg HS, Grundmeier RW, Dayan PS, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)., Clinical Research on Emergency Services and Treatment (CREST) Network., Partners HealthCare.
      Implementation of a Clinical Decision Support System for Children With Minor Blunt Head Trauma Who Are at Nonnegligible Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries.
      30583957 Annals of emergency medicine, 2019 May : 73(5)440-451
    • Dayan PS, Ballard DW, Tham E, Hoffman JM, Swietlik M, Deakyne SJ, Alessandrini EA, Tzimenatos L, Bajaj L, Vinson DR, Mark DG, Offerman SR, Chettipally UK, Paterno MD, Schaeffer MH, Wang J, Casper TC, Goldberg HS, Grundmeier RW, Kuppermann N, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)., Clinical Research on Emergency Services and Treatment (CREST) Network., and Partners Healthcare; Traumatic Brain Injury-Knowledge Translation Study Group.
      Use of Traumatic Brain Injury Prediction Rules With Clinical Decision Support.
      28341799 Pediatrics, 2017 April : 139(4)
    • Stockwell DC, Bisarya H, Classen DC, Kirkendall ES, Lachman PI, Matlow AG, Tham E, Hyman D, Lehman SM, Searles E, Muething SE, Sharek PJ
      Development of an Electronic Pediatric All-Cause Harm Measurement Tool Using a Modified Delphi Method.
      25162206 Journal of patient safety, 2016 Dec. : 12(4)180-189
    • Goldberg HS, Paterno MD, Grundmeier RW, Rocha BH, Hoffman JM, Tham E, Swietlik M, Schaeffer MH, Pabbathi D, Deakyne SJ, Kuppermann N, Dayan PS
      Use of a remote clinical decision support service for a multicenter trial to implement prediction rules for children with minor blunt head trauma.
      26806717 International journal of medical informatics, 2016 March : 87101-10
    • Tham E, Swietlik M, Deakyne S, Hoffman JM, Grundmeier RW, Paterno MD, Rocha BH, Schaeffer MH, Pabbathi D, Alessandrini E, Ballard D, Goldberg HS, Kuppermann N, Dayan PS, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).
      Clinical Decision Support for a Multicenter Trial of Pediatric Head Trauma: Development, Implementation, and Lessons Learned.
      27437059 Applied clinical informatics, 2016 : 7(2)534-42 PMCID:PMC4941858
    • Ozkaynak M, Dziadkowiec O, Mistry R, Callahan T, He Z, Deakyne S, Tham E
      Characterizing workflow for pediatric asthma patients in emergency departments using electronic health records.
      26327135 Journal of biomedical informatics, 2015 Oct. : 57386-98
    • Stockwell DC, Bisarya H, Classen DC, Kirkendall ES, Landrigan CP, Lemon V, Tham E, Hyman D, Lehman SM, Searles E, Hall M, Muething SE, Schuster MA, Sharek PJ
      A trigger tool to detect harm in pediatric inpatient settings.
      25986015 Pediatrics, 2015 June : 135(6)1036-42
    • Lehmann CU, Council on Clinical Information Technology.
      Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems.
      25713282 Pediatrics, 2015 March : 135(3)e756-68
    • Deakyne SJ, Bajaj L, Hoffman J, Alessandrini E, Ballard DW, Norris R, Tzimenatos L, Swietlik M, Tham E, Grundmeier RW, Kuppermann N, Dayan PS, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).
      Development, Evaluation and Implementation of Chief Complaint Groupings to Activate Data Collection: A Multi-Center Study of Clinical Decision Support for Children with Head Trauma.
      26448796 Applied clinical informatics, 2015 : 6(3)521-35 PMCID:PMC4586340
    • Connolly B, Matykiewicz P, Bretonnel Cohen K, Standridge SM, Glauser TA, Dlugos DJ, Koh S, Tham E, Pestian J
      Assessing the similarity of surface linguistic features related to epilepsy across pediatric hospitals.
      24692393 Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 2014 Sept. : 21(5)866-70
    • Stockwell DC, Bisarya H, Classen DC, Kirkendall ES, Lachman PI, Matlow AG, Tham E, Hyman D, Lehman SM, Searles E, Muething SE, Sharek PJ
      Development of an Electronic Pediatric All-Cause Harm Measurement Tool Using a Modified Delphi Method.
      25162206 Journal of patient safety, 2014 Aug. 26
    • Bakel LA, Wilson K, Tyler A, Tham E, Reese J, Bothner J, Kaplan DW
      A quality improvement study to improve inpatient problem list use.
      24986988 Hospital pediatrics, 2014 July : 4(4)205-10
    • Sheehan B, Nigrovic LE, Dayan PS, Kuppermann N, Ballard DW, Alessandrini E, Bajaj L, Goldberg H, Hoffman J, Offerman SR, Mark DG, Swietlik M, Tham E, Tzimenatos L, Vinson DR, Jones GS, Bakken S, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)
      Informing the design of clinical decision support services for evaluation of children with minor blunt head trauma in the emergency department: a sociotechnical analysis.
      23892207 Journal of biomedical informatics, 2013 Oct. : 46(5)905-13
    • Johnson KB, Lehmann CU, Council on Clinical Information Technology of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
      Electronic prescribing in pediatrics: toward safer and more effective medication management.
      23530183 Pediatrics, 2013 April : 131(4)e1350-6
    • Wang GS, Tham E, Maes J, Buchanan JA
      Flecainide toxicity in a pediatric patient due to differences in pharmacy compounding.
      22749450 International journal of cardiology, 2012 Nov. 29 : 161(3)178-9
    • Committee on Adolescence., Council on Clinical and Information Technology., Blythe MJ, Del Beccaro MA
      Standards for health information technology to ensure adolescent privacy.
      23109684 Pediatrics, 2012 Nov. : 130(5)987-90
    • Tham E, Calmes HM, Poppy A, Eliades AB, Schlafly SM, Namtu KC, Smith DM, Vitaska MC, McConnell C, Potts AL, Jastrzembski J, Logsdon TR, Hall M, Takata GS
      Sustaining and spreading the reduction of adverse drug events in a multicenter collaborative.
      21727100 Pediatrics, 2011 Aug. : 128(2)e438-45
    • Tham E, Ross SE, Mellis BK, Beaty BL, Schilling LM, Davidson AJ
      Interest in health information exchange in ambulatory care: a statewide survey.
      23616824 Applied clinical informatics, 2010 : 1(1)1-10 PMCID:PMC3631892
    • Lynch J, Wathen J, Tham E, Mahar P, Berman S
      Disasters and their effects on children.
      21056733 Advances in pediatrics, 2010 : 57(1)7-31

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Clinical Informatics

Medical/Professional School

Northwestern University, Evanston
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Residency

Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

Clinical Interests

Emergency medicine, disaster training, global health

Research Description

Biomedical informatics, clinical research informatics, distributed research networks, computerized clinical decision support