U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tamara Bavendam

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-4733
Email: bavendamtg@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Senior Medical DirectorUrology Franchise, Pfizer Inc.2002-2012
  • Associate Professor of Urology and DirectorCenters for Women’s Health, MCP-Hahnemann University (now Drexel)1997-2002
  • Associate Professor and Vice ChairDepartment of Urology, University of Washington1996-1997
  • Assistant Professor and Director of Female UrologyDepartment of Urology, University of Washington1989-1996
  • M.D.University of Iowa College of Medicine1981

Tamara Bavendam, M.D.

Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Responsibilities & Activities

I am the program director of Women’s Urology.  My program supports clinical, translational, and basic research projects about the functioning of the lower urinary tract in both children and adults.  Studies investigate the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of clinical disorders—for example, urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder, and urinary tract infections, including acute and chronic cystitis.

​Research Programs

Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Urology Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research for noncancerous urologic diseases

Women's Urology
The NIDDK Women’s Urology program supports basic, translational, and clinical studies related to the normal and abnormal function of the lower urinary tract