Department of Surgery

Vernissia Tam, MD

  • General Surgery Resident (PGY-5)


Toronto, Canada

Why I Chose the University of Pittsburgh

UPMC has a combination of strong academic surgery in a friendly and supportive environment. The residents are down to earth and the faculty are approachable. The General Surgery program is well supported with dedicated administrators. Pittsburgh is an awesome city where you have plenty of things to do, while living comfortably and close to work! Choose an institution in a city where you see yourself building a life and home for the next 7 years.

Non-Academic Accomplishments

I finished my first olympic-distance triathlon a week before medical school graduation! There are plenty of biking and running trails around the city.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine