Tara W. Bamat, MD

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Tara W. Bamat, MD, is an attending physician with the Division of General Pediatrics and a fellow with the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)


Hospice and Palliative Medicine - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification


Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, General Pediatrics

Fellow, Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care

Assistant Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

Departments and Services




Trowbridge A, Bamat T, Griffis H, McConathey E, Feudtner C, Walter J. Pediatric Resident Experience Caring for Children at the End of Life in a Children’s Hospital. Academic Pediatrics. July 2019.


Dewan M, Herrmann L, Chou M, Parsons A, Muthu N, Tenney-Soeiro R, Fieldston E, Lindell R, Dziorny A, Gosdin C, Bamat T. Development and Evaluation of High-Value Pediatrics: A high-value care pediatric resident curriculum. Journal of Hospital Pediatrics. Vol 8, Issue 12, December 2018.

Galligan M, Bamat T, Hogan A, Piccione J. The Pediatric Aerodigestive Center as a Tertiary Care-Based Medical Home: A Proposed Model. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care. Vol 48, Issue 4, April 2018.

Heneghan M, Hart J, Dewan M, Wu K, Hope K, Taylor A, Shaw K, Bamat, T. No Cause for Alarm: Decreasing Inappropriate Pulse Oximetry Use in Bronchiolitis. Journal of Hospital of Pediatrics. Vol 8, Issue 2, February 2018.


Schilling S, Murray A, Mollen C, Wedin T, Fein J, Scribano P. Pediatric Emergency Department and Primary Care Provider Attitudes on Assessing Childhood Adversity. Pediatric Emergency Care. July 2017.


Mistry R, Wedin T, Balamuth F, McGowan KL, Ellison A, Nelson K, McLoughlin R, Alpern E. Emergency Department Epidemiology of Pneumococcal Bacteremia in Children Since the Institution of Widespread PCV7 Vaccination. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. Vol 45, Number 6, December 2013.

Awards and Honors

2017-2019, Class of 1990 David Cornfeld Bedside Teaching Award
2016-2019, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Faculty Honor Roll
2017, ACGME Back to Bedside Grant Recipient
2016, Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Special Projects Grant Recipient
2014, Senior Resident Clinician Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2012, Seymour Warshaw Distinguished First Year Resident Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2012, American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Grant Recipient

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2013-present, Intern Selection Committee
2011-present, Graduate Education Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2018-present, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2015-present, Association of Pediatric Program Directors
2011-present, American Academy of Pediatrics