Tami Hendriksz, DO, FACOP, FAAP

Interim Chief Academic OfficerDean & Chief Academic Officer, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Adolescent/Pediatric Health; Clinical Medical Education


I am a proud alumnus of Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM). I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles, and then attended TUCOM to earn my D.O. degree.  From there I went to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles to complete my Pediatric internship and residency. I returned to the TUCOM campus to serve as a faculty member and to work with the local underserved pediatric population in 2009. Since that time I have held 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, Dean. I am a Professor of Pediatrics and have been a 5-time recipient of the TUCOM Teacher of the Year Award. I am passionate about osteopathy, medical education, pediatrics, humanism in medicine and medical training, and physician and trainee wellness. I feel honored and privileged to be able to work with the TUC Community and our surrounding communities.


  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • 2004 Student D.O. of the Year - TUCOM 
  • 2006 The Bernard Zelliger Service Award - TUCOM 
  • 2007 General Pediatric Clinic Award - CHLA
  • 2009 CHLA Chief Residents’ Award - CHLA
  • 2009 General Pediatrics Clinic Award - CHLA
  • 2011 Teacher of the Year – TUCOM, Primary Care Department
  • 2012 Teacher of the Year – TUCOM, Basic Sciences Department
  • 2014 Teacher of the Year – TUCOM, Primary Care Department
  • 2015 Teacher of the Year – TUCOM, Primary Care Department
  • 2016 Teacher of the Year – TUCOM, Primary Care Department
  • 2018 Innovation in the Development of Enduring Educational Materials Award – AACOM
  • 2018 Inspiring Faculty – Touro College & University System
  • 2021 Champion of Humanistic Care – The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
  • 2021 Student Organization Advisor of the Year – Touro University California 

Recent Publications

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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, 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. 

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

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.  

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.
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  

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 

Memberships and Affiliations

Physicians for Social Responsibility 
American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) (Fellow) 
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (Fellow) 
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California 
American Osteopathic Association 
Gold Humanism Honor Society 

Teaching Responsibilities

Acute and Chronic Dermatitis 
12-lead EKG 
Adolescent Medicine 
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Medical Documentation 
Board Preparation Strategies 
Observed Structured Clinical Encounters 
Board Review Lectures (multiple) 
Pain Management 
Chronic Respiratory Diseases 
Growth Disorders 
CNS Infections 
Pediatric Diabetes 
Congestive Heart Failure 
Pediatric History and Physical Exam 
Developmental Delay 
Pediatric Neuromusculoskeletal Diseases 
Finding Balance in a Medical Life  
Pediatric URI 
GI Bleeding 
Pediatric Well Child Check 
Physical Diagnosis 
Preparing for the COMLEX Level 2 PE 
High Yield Cases for Boards& Wards 
Psoriasis and Papulosquamous Disorders 
History Taking 
Shock, Sepsis, & Hemodynamics 
Skin Cancer 
Interviewing for Medical Residency 
Standardized Patient Cardiac Difficulties 
Introduction to COMLEX Step 1 
Succeeding in Your Fourth Year 
Pediatric Endocrine Disorders 
Pediatric Fever and Sepsis 
Pediatric Nephrology 
Pediatric GI Disorders