Faculty & Staff at TUC

Tami  Hendriksz, D.O., FACOP, FAAP

Tami Hendriksz

College: COM

Department: Deans Office

Title: Dean College of Osteopathic Medicine

Phone: (707) 638-5982

E-Mail: tami.hendriksz@tu.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty, Rm. 220

Dr. Hendriksz is a proud alumnus of Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCCOM). She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles, and then attended TUCCOM to earn her D.O. degree.  Dr. Hendriksz went on to complete her Pediatric internship and residency at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.  She returned to the TUCCOM campus to serve as a faculty member and to work with the local underserved pediatric population. 

Dr. Hendriksz has worked at TUCCOM since 2009 in a variety of roles including Vice Chair of the Primary Care Department, Assistant Dean of Clinical Integration, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and currently as Dean.  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.  Dr. Hendriksz 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.  

Dr. Hendriksz has been on the National Faculty of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners since 2012, and served at the Chair of the Pediatric COMAT Examination from 2016-2018.  She was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), and is currently an Executive Committee Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians.  Dr. Hendriksz is a recognized fellow of both the AAP and the ACOP.  She had been the Medical Director of the Vallejo City Unified School Based Clinics since 2014, and currently continues to practice pediatrics at the Solano County Family Health Services clinic in Vallejo. 

Dr. Hendriksz is passionate about osteopathy, medical education, pediatrics, humanism in medicine and medical training, and physician and trainee wellness.  

University of California Los Angeles, BS in Psychobiology

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California, Doctor of Osteopathy

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Internship & Residency

Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medicine Educators

Dr. Hendriksz has been awarded Teacher of the Year on numerous occasions for her teaching and dedication to the preclinical TUCOM students.  She utilizes a wide variety of education delivery systems, and seeks to actively engage the learners.  Dr. Hendriksz has taught and continues to teach a wide variety of subjects to the osteopathic medical students and physician-assistant students at TUC.  These subjects include, but are not limited to:

CNS Infections, Pediatric Neurology, GI Bleeding, Shock & Sepsis, Pediatric Diabetes, Skin Cancer, Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure, Psoriasis and Papulosquamous Disorders, Pain Management, Childhood Exanthems, Emotional Shifting, Newborn Care, Admission Notes and Orders, Hemostasis, Adult and Pediatric Respiratory Infections, Pneumonia, Pediatric Neuromusculoskeletal Disroders, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric History and Physical Exam, Developmental Delay, Introduction to COMLEX Step 1, Multiple Board Review Sessions, Interviewing for Medical Residency

Bach M, Shenoi S, Winger K, and Hendriksz T. Healthier Together: a pilot study on the implementation of a novel family centered pediatric obesity prevention program. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 2021; 121(5): 513-520. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/jom-2020-0143

Heiles K, Sheridan V, Hendriksz T, et al. When the Clinical Environment Is Closed to Students: The Harsh Reality of COVID-19 and Implications for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
December 12, 2020. Cureus 12(12): e12044. doi:10.7759/cureus.12044

Prieto H, Hendriksz T, Pena N, & Tucker D. Home for Rotations—Humanism in Osteopathic Medical Education in the Third and Fourth Year. Educating Leaders 2019: Abstracts From
AACOM's Annual Conference. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2020;120(3):e7–e61. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2020.035.

Winger K, Hendriksz T, Wolf K, Talsma J, Pierce-Talsma S. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Pediatric Patients With Otitis Media. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2020;120(3):e5–e6.
doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2020.033.

Hendriksz T
, and Worden E. The Benefits of PLAY (Physical Learning and Activity Yards). eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2019 Spring; 11(2).

Hendriksz T
, Pierce-Talsma S. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Use in Pediatric Patients with
Pertussis. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2019 Feb; 119:e9-e10. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2019.021

Hendriksz T
, Markman Z, Pera A. An education in osteopathic ultrasonography (AEIOU) program: one institution's approach to advancing an ultrasonography curriculum. J Am Osteopath
Assoc. 2018;118(11):746-752. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.160.

Shenoi S, Yu K, Winger K, and Hendriksz T. Project HAPPY (Healthy Attitudes Produce Positive Youth): A Pilot Study. eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.
2018 Fall; 10(3).


Hendriksz T.
Finding HOME:  Humanism in Osteopathic Medicine.  Abstract.  J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2018 Aug; 118:e56-e82. 

Masood I, Hendriksz T.  The Connection Between Acute Otitis Media and the Acute Abdomen.  BMJ Case Reports.  2017 June; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219226 

Hendriksz T.  Using Patient Perspective Sessions to Increase Empathy and Recall in Preclinical Medical Students.  J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2016 Oct; 116:662-666. 

Hendriksz T.  Pediatric Obesity with Comorbidities: Potential Cases of Medical Neglect  eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Fall.

Hendriksz T.  After the Earthquake: A Renewed Sense of Perspective.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Fall: 10.

Hendriksz T.  Innovation is Not Always a Good Thing: A Case for e-Cigarettes.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Summer: 9.

Hendriksz T.  Physician Presence on Social Media.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Spring: 12.

Hendriksz T.  What Does It Mean to be an Academic Pediatrician?  One Woman’s Tale.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2014 Winter: 8.

Hendriksz T, Malouf PJ, Sarmiento S, Foy JE. Overcoming Patient Barriers to Immunizations. AOA Health Watch. 2013; 8(3); 9-14.

Javier JR, Hendriksz T, Chamberlain LJ, Stuart E.  Cross-Cultural Training in Pediatric Residency:  Every Encounter Is a Cross-Cultural Encounter.  Academic Pediatrics.  2013 Nov; 13:495-498 

Hendriksz T.  Timely and Effective Teaching in a Busy Clinical Practice.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2013 Fall: 10.

Hendriksz T.  Exploring the History Behind the Fear of Vaccines.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. 2013 Summer: 5.

Hendriksz T, Malouf PJ, Foy JE. Vaccines for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Herpes Zoster: Immunization Guidelines for Adults. JAOA Supplement 6. 2011 Oct; 111(10): S10-12.

Hendriksz T.  Bringing Osteopathy to Clinical Pediatric Education.  ACOP Pulse – The Quarterly Publication of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2011 Fall: 10.

Hendriksz T.  Bridging the Gap:  Finding Creative Ways to Match Nutrition Reccommendations and Actual Nutrient Intake Among Adolescents.  eJournal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  2011 Fall: 3(5).

Hendriksz T.  Childhood Obesity Posing Alarming Health Problems for Youth.  Health Matters Section of the Vallejo Times-Herald Newspaper, April 30, 2011.

Hendriksz T.  Do Vaccines Cause Autism?  Health Matters Section of the Vallejo Times-Herald Newspaper, February 26, 2011

Foy JE, Hendriksz T, Malouf P, Tobin A. Acceptability of fluzone intradermal vaccine to patients and vaccine administrators. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Feb;113(2):134-43.

Hendriksz T, Malouf PJ. Changing demographics of oropharyngeal cancers: implications for the management and prevention of human papillomavirus.  AOA Healthwatch. 2012 Dec;7(5): 15-21.

Malouf PJ, Hendriksz T, Foy JE. Strategies for increasing adolescent compliance with vaccination against human papillomavirus.  The AOA Healthwatch.  2012 Jun;7(4): 17-22.

Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Member, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

Member, American Osteopathic Association

Member, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics

Member, Physicians for Human Rights

2021 TUC Student Organization Advisor of the Year

2021 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Champion of Humanistic Care

2018 TCUS Inspiring Faculty

2018 AACOM SOME Innovation in Medical Education Award

2016 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Primary Care Department

2015 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Primary Care Department

2014 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Primary Care Department

2012 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Basic Sciences Department

2011 TUCOM Teacher of the Year - Primary Care Department

2009 CHLA Chief Residents Award 

2009 CHLA General Pediatrics Clinic Award 

2007 CHLA General Pediatrics Clinic Award 

2006 TUCOM Dr. Bernard Zelliger Service Award 

2004 TUCOM Student D.O. of the Year

Last Updated: 10/4/21