Tamara Bavendam, M.D.
Responsibilities & Activities
I am the program director of Women’s Urology as well as currently serving as a project scientist for Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium. 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. I currently serve as a project scientist for the NIDDK’s Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Research Consortium.
Urologic Disease Centers
Enhance the effectiveness of research related to noncancerous urologic dysfunction by encouraging collaboration amongst investigators.
Urology Clinical Research & Epidemiology
Clinical studies and epidemiologic research for noncancerous urologic diseases.
Research on the normal and abnormal function of the lower urinary tract.
Senior Medical Director, Urology Franchise, Pfizer Inc., 2002-2012
Associate Professor of Urology and Director, Centers for Women’s Health, MCP-Hahnemann University (now Drexel), 1997-2002
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Urology, University of Washington, 1996-1997
Assistant Professor and Director of Female Urology, Department of Urology, University of Washington, 1989-1996
M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1981