A second generation Aramcon, Tamara was born and raised in Dhahran. Tamara After completing a MBBS in Medicine and Surgery Tamara joined Saudi Aramco in 1994. Following a rotation in different departments, Tamara held various leadership positions and headed up the Primary Care Redesign group and the 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 2007, Tamara began working with IT to establish the platform for a new electronic health record. In 2011, Tamara obtained professional certification in Healthcare Information and Healthcare Management (CPHIMS). In 2012, she worked with data collection/ analysis/ KPI development, populating the Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (SAMSO) dashboard and Physician Profiles. In 2013, she was part of the commercial readiness team working on the formation of the medical joint venture, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH).
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. In 2018 Tamara completed her certifications in the Epic reporting applications; Radar, Reporting Workbench and Cogito Project Manager in addition to the two Epic certifications she already obtained in 2012; Inpatient Procedure Orders and Inpatient Clinical Documentation.
Tamara currently serves on the IT Steering, Clinical Chiefs, Utilization committees. She also chairs the Data and Documentation Governance committee. In 2013, Tamara was awarded 2nd place in the poster competition at HIMSS 13 Physician Symposium. Tamara serves on various HIMSS task forces, such as the Usability Task Force, Project Management SIG. She is also an active member in HIMSS Physician, Clinical & Business Intelligence and the Innovation communities. In 2015, Tamara was recognized as a Senior Member of HIMSS.