Eric Tham, MD, MS

Emergency Medicine

On staff since August 2014

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

  • Eric Tham, MD, MS, FAAP, is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital. He is the Chief Research Information Officer and Senior Director of Research Informatics at Seattle Children's Research Center. 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 certification from the American Board of Pediatrics.

  • Other Publications

    • 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
    • American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Clinical Information Technology Executive Committee, 20112012
      Electronic prescribing in pediatrics: toward safer and more effective medication management.
      23530170 Pediatrics, 2013 April : 131(4)824-6
    • 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 PMCID:PMC4074642
    • 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


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Clinical Informatics

Medical/Professional School

Northwestern University, Evanston
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh


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