Dominick Tammaro, M.D. Wins National Award

Recognized nationally by the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.

Dominick Tammaro, M.D. has been awarded the 2021 Dema C. Daley Founder’s Award by the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM). It is the highest honor that is awarded to a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) in recognition of their status as an educator, innovator and leader.

The Founder’s Award was presented to Dr. Tammaro during Academic Internal Medicine Week 2021, held virtually. An internist with Brown Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine, he serves as Internal Medicine Residency Director and Associate Professor of Medicine with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, of which Brown Medicine is affiliated. The award recognizes Dr. Tammaro for his outstanding contributions to undergraduate and graduate medical education and for his contributions to the national Internal Medicine Program Director community.

In 1984, Dr. Tammaro received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He completed his residency at Saint Vincent Hospital/University of Massachusetts (Worcester) in 1988, followed by a chief resident year during which he developed his interest in graduate medical education. He subsequently joined the faculty
at Brown University where he has been involved in residency education ever since. As Internal Medicine residency director since 1991, he orchestrated the reorganization of the inpatient teaching service at Rhode Island Hospital into a geographic ward system, enabling faculty and resident teams to engage in bedside rounds and multidisciplinary collaboration with nursing and ancillary staff. He founded the Brown University Med-Peds Residency and has received numerous teaching awards including the Milton Hamolsky Outstanding Teacher Award from the American College of Physicians. Dr. Tammaro’s clinical practice is hospital-based, serving as inpatient attending physician on the teaching wards and co-director of the General Medicine Consult Service at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to APDIM, he is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gold Humanism Society, and was awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians.

“Dr. Tammaro is an outstanding mentor and educator who is committed to lifelong learning, and who serves as a role model for the physician faculty and residents he teaches,” states Louis B. Rice, M.D., president of Brown Medicine. “To be selected for the Founder’s Award by the Association is an honor of the highest caliber. On behalf of Brown Medicine, I congratulate Dr. Tammaro on earning this recognition and for being at the forefront of internal medicine program directors nationwide.”