Tara W. Bamat, MD

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

Areas of Expertise: Care of the medically complex child, Pediatric Palliative Care, Patient-physician communication
Locations: Main Hospital
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

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, General Pediatrics

Attending Physician, Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care

Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

VitalTalk Program, Leadership Team

Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Medical education
Pediatric palliative care




Bayer N, Taylor A, Atabek Z, Santolaya J, Bamat T, Washington N. Enhancing Residents’ Warmth in Greeting Caregivers: An Inpatient Intervention to Improve Family-Centered Communication. Journal for Healthcare Quality. May 2021.


Bayer N, Taylor A, Fallon A, Wang H, Santolaya J, Bamat T, Washington N. Pediatric Residents’ Sense of Meaning in their Work: Is This Related to Higher Specialty Satisfaction and Reduced Burnout? Academic Pediatrics. October, 2020.

Bouchelle Z, Rasooly I, Bamat T, Chaiyachati B. Childcare During a Pandemic.  The Incidental Economist. Published online September 20, 2020.


Bayer N, Taylor A, Atabek Z, Santolaya J, Bamat T, and Washington N. Should We Call You Mom and Dad? Caregiver Preferences and Pediatric Physician and Nurse Manner in Greetings.  Hospital Pediatrics. November 2019.

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

2021, Joanne Decker Award MD Memorial Work/Life Mentor Award
2017-2020, Class of 1990 David Cornfeld Bedside Teaching Award
2016-2021, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Faculty Honor Roll
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

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