By Julie Peachey
Tho Pham, MD, is the newest member of a team of doctors who provide medical direction for Stanford Blood Center. He is a familiar face for us already, having spent part of the past year at SBC working on his fellowship. “Dr. Pham excelled as a transfusion medicine fellow in rotations at Stanford Blood Center, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital,” notes Dr. Oh, medical director of clinical services at SBC.
Dr. Pham is a native Californian, born in Milpitas where he lived until moving south for his pre-med studies at UCLA. Out of college, he joined the Peace Corps where he spent 14 months in Gambia, teaching math and science.
Back in the States, he returned to studying medicine, attending UC San Diego’s medical school program, then completing his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Stanford in 2013.
With his background in pathology, he took a specific interest in the transfusion field and worked for the next year on his fellowship at SBC and Stanford Hospital. “The part about transfusion that got me really interested is dealing with complicated patients who needed very specialized blood products, and the thought process that goes into it. It’s very fun.”
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Pham. We are fortunate to have someone on board with such dedication to the mission and core of our operation.