Tamara was born and raised in Dhahran. After completing a MBBS in Medicine and Surgery, Tamara joined Saudi Aramco Medical Organization (SAMSO) in 1994 and held various leadership positions including establishment of the award-winning Primary Care patient ownership program. In 1996, Tamara started working with medical informatics serving as the physician representative of various IT projects and enhancements. In 2011, Tamara obtained professional certification in Healthcare Information and Healthcare Management (CPHIMS). In 2016 Tamara completed the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Healthcare program. Tamara also became a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) that year. The fruition of extensive planning and work was realized in January 2018 when JHAH rolled out the Epic EHR across the enterprise with Tamara leading the Clinical Aspect as well as ensuring smooth transition amongst Physcians. In 2019 Tamara worked on Establishing the Strategy and Risk Management office in JHAH, laying the necessary groundwork, governance, policies, training and framework to establish Strategy as well as an ISO 31000 Risk Management framework and Enterprise Project Management (EPMO). This enabled the organization to holistically plan, budget, execute and measure and manage performance.
Tamara currently serves on the IT Steering, Clinical Chiefs, Utilization committees. She also chairs the Data and Documentation Governance committee. Tamara served on various HIMSS task forces, such as the Usability Task Force, Project Management SIG. She is also an active member in the HIMSS Physician, Clinical & Business Intelligence and Innovation communities. In 2015, Tamara was recognized as a Senior Member of HIMSS and in 2020 she was awarded for her contributions a status of Fellow member of HIMSS (FHIMSS) and selected as a clinical leader for the HIMSS Future50 Class of 2021.