For Immediate Release

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Associate Vice President, University Advancement

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TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine announces new Dean

Dean Tami HendrikszVallejo, Calif.: Touro University California (TUC) is pleased to announce Dr. Tami Hendriksz as the new Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Hendriksz is herself a Touro alumnus, finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles before completing medical school at Touro. Her medical background is that of a pediatrician but she brings a wealth of additional experience and honors to the position.

Dr. Hendriksz has worked at Touro for the last 12 years through a variety of roles, including Vice Chair of the Primary Care Department, Assistant Dean of Clinical Integration, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and has been a 5-time recipient of the TUCCOM Teacher of the Year Award. 

Dr. Hendriksz also received national recognition as a recipient of one of the prestigious Innovation in Medical Education Awards offered by the Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators, and most recently as a Champion of Humanistic Care by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. 

She served as the Editor-in-Chief of the eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians for 7 years, and continues to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hendriksz has numerous publications and has been an invited speaker at over 30 events across the nation on an array of topics related to medical education, humanism, and pediatrics.

“As an alum and a pediatrician with Solano County Public Health and the Vallejo City Unified School District, Dr. Hendriksz brings a passion for serving our students and our community,” said Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Sarah Sweitzer. “Dr. Hendriksz has served in a variety of leadership positions within the College of Osteopathic Medicine and I know she’ll continue our trajectory of growth in research, clinical partnerships, and community impact as we train osteopathic medicine leaders prepared to serve our diverse communities in 2030." 

A beloved figure on campus, Dr. Hendriksz brings a passion for osteopathy, medical education, pediatrics, humanism in medicine and medical training, and physician and trainee wellness to the post. 


About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news