Dr. Kenichi (Ken) Tamama is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. As a board-certified clinical pathologist, Dr. Tamama is a member of the Division of Clinical Chemistry. He is the Director of the Toxicology Laboratory and the Director of Pathology Resident Training in Chemistry. In addition, he is the Medical Director of the Point of Care Testing Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Dr. Tamama received both his MD and PhD from Gunma University School of Medicine and Gunma University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, respectively, in Japan. He finished his clinical pathology (laboratory medicine) residency training and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Tamama is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). He is also a member of several organizations, including but not limited to, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), North America Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), the Wound Healing Society (WHS), the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, and the Japanese Society of Laboratory Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Tamama was honored as a WHS Organogenesis Award Finalist in 2012.
Dr. Tamama’s current research interests include:
Wound repair and tissue regenerative capability of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells
Immunomodulatory capability of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells
Tissue engineering with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells
Development of laboratory testing of newly emerging drugs of abuse
He is an ad hoc reviewer for over 30 publications, including Wound Repair and Regeneration, Stem Cells and Development, and American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology, amongst others.
View a list of Dr. Tamama’s publications here.