GARY WILLIAM TAMKIN, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Gary W. Tamkin, MD, Inc.
4 Valley High
Lafayette, California 94549
Email: gtamkin@icloud.com
Cell: (925) 786-8469

License:

California Lic. #G078338; DEA #BT3935737
Diplomat, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
EMS Medical Directors Course, National Association of EMS Physician 

Education:

Resident Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Highland General
Hospital/ University of California San Francisco
Oakland, California
June 1992 - July 1996

• Chief Resident, 1995 - 1996
• President, California Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association, 1994 - 1995
• Secretary/Treasurer, California Emergency Medicine Resident’s Assoc., 1993 - 199

M.D., University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
Irvine, California
September 1987 - June 1992

Student Body President, Senior Year
Senior Humanitarian Award, Outstanding Senior
• Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Award of Excellence
Class President, Junior Year
President, American Medical Student Association, Irvine Chapter Awarded Western Region Outstanding Chapter 1990

B.A., Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Major: Community Health
September 1982 - June 1986

• Honors Graduate

Graduate, The Harvard High School
North Hollywood, California
September 1976 - June 1982

Student Body President, Senior Year
Head Master’s Award, Outstanding Senior
Dartmouth Book Prize, Outstanding Junior 

Continuing Education:
Quadruple Aim Physician Academy, 2017
International School of Tactical Medicine (Tactical Lifesaver, Modules A, B)
Medical Director Academy, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2005
Turning Conflict into Cooperation, American College of Physician Executives, 2001
Physician Management Seminar I & II, American College of Physician Executives, 1998

Emergency Medicine Experience:

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California
July 2011– Present

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California
July 1996 – June 2011

Medical Director, California Highway Patrol
Sacramento, California
January 2005 – Present

SWAT Physician, Merced County Sheriff’s Office Regional SWAT Team
Merced, California
March 2014 – Present

Vice- President of Provider Development, VEP Healthcare, Inc.
Walnut Creek, California
January 2011- Present

Regional Director of Operations, Valley Emergency Physicians
Walnut Creek, California
May 2008-December 2010

Director, VEP Healthcare, Inc.
Walnut Creek, California
December 2008-December 2013

Medical Director & Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mercy Medical Center Merced
Merced, California
December 2004 – Present
Immediate Past Chief of Staff, 2015-2016
Chief of Staff, 2013-2014
Vice Chief of Staff, 2012

Medical Director & Chairman, Dept. Emergency Medicine, Emanuel Medical Center
Turlock, California
January 2007 – November 2007

Bay Area Medical Director, American Medical Response
Livermore, California
April 2001 – December 2006

Assistant Medical Director / EMS Medical Director, Emergency Services, NorthBay Medical Center &VacaValley Hospitals
Fairfield, California
July 1997 – December 2003

Attending Physician, Alameda County Medical Center/ Highland General Hospital
Oakland, California
July 1996 - Present

Physician Consultant, Vacaville City Fire Department
Vacaville, California
August 1998 – December 2001

Medical Director, Chabot Paramedic College
Hayward, California
January 1999 - April 2001

Physician Consultant, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department
Alameda, California
August 1993 - 1998

EMS Medical Director, OEA Aerospace, Inc.
Fairfield, California
January 1997 - January 2000

Director, Brown Emergency Medical Services
Providence, Rhode Island
August 1983 – August 1984

Emergency Medicine Committees:

American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter, California
Walter T. Edwards Memorial Award, 2006
Highest award by state chapter for meritorious service

Immediate Past President, 2003 – 2004
President, 2002 - 2003
President Elect, 2001 – 20
Director, 1999 – 2004, 1994 – 1995
Member, National ACEP By-Laws Committee, 2001 - 2003
Chairman, 2002 Legislative Leadership Conference
Co-Chairman, Emergency Medical Services Committee, 1999 - 2000
Co-Chairman, Membership Committee, 1999 - 2000
Co-Chairman, 2000 Scientific Assembly, Laguna Niguel, California
Co-Chairman, 1999 Scientific Assembly, San Diego, California
Co-Chairman, Membership Committee, 1995 - 1996
Councilor, National ACEP Council, 1999 – 2003, 1994 – 1995, 2000-2016
Councilor, Democratic Group Section, National ACEP, 2011

Solano County Emergency Medical Services Cooperative, Solano County, California,
Board member, 1996 – 2002

California Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association, California
President, 1994 - 1995
Secretary/Treasurer, 1993 – 1994 4

Selected Emergency Medicine Publications:

Tamkin, G., Emergency Medical Services & Gastroenterological Emergencies in: Pre-Test Self - Assessment And Review: Clinical Emergency Medicine, third edition, S.P. Promes, Ed. The McGraw-Hill Co., New York, N.Y. 2004.

Tamkin, G., Seizure in: Clinical Cases in Emergency Medicine, first edition, B.K.Simon, Ed. The McGraw-Hill Co., New York, N.Y. 2004.

Tamkin, G., Emergency Medical Services & Gastroenterological Emergencies in: Pre-Test Self - Assessment And Review: Clinical Emergency Medicine, second edition, K.L. Koenig, Ed. The McGraw-Hill Co., New York, N.Y. 2000.

Tamkin, G., Reardon, D., The Emergency Department Approach to Nausea and Vomiting in: The Pathophysiology and Clinical Approach to Nausea and Vomiting, V. Heinreich and G. Bloomfield, Eds. The C.V. Mosby Co., St. Louis, MO. 1997.

Tamkin, G., Diarrhea: The Emergency Department Approach to the Acute Scrotum. Emergency Medicine Magazine, 2000.

Tamkin, G., Levitt, A., Gee, G., Snoey, E., Prevalence of Cardiac Valve Abnormalities in Asymptomatic Intravenous Drug Users Presenting in an Urban Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med, 1999, 6:9, 911 - 915.

Tamkin, G., Diarrhea: Infection or Food Poisoning? Emergency Medicine Magazine, June 1998.

Tamkin, G., Emergency Medical Services Systems. Lesson in ACEP Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, Vol. XII, Lesson 20, June 1998.

Tamkin, G., Snoey E., Diarrhea. Lessons in ACEP Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, Vol. XI, Lesson 12, August 1997.

Tamkin, G., Emergency Management of Brown Recluse Spider Bites: A Review. Global Emergency Medicines Archives, 1996 (http://www.gema.library.UCSF.edu: 8081).

Promes, SP., Tamkin, G., Koening, KL. A Survey of Pre-hospital Resuscitation Policies in California: Are We Transporting Dead People? Pre-hosp and Disaster Medicine. 1994; 9:S64 (abstract). Poster Presentation, National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 1994.

Koening, KL. Tamkin, GW., Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Where are they in the pre-hospital care setting? Pre-hosp and Disaster Medicine 1993; 8:51. 

Selected Emergency Medicine Lectures:

2009-Present Founder & Director, VEP Medical Directors Academy. 20-hour leadership course covering all aspects of emergency department operations. Mandatory attendance by all VEP leadership.

10/17/16 “Cop-Tox: What’s New on the Street.” 2016 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, NV.

10/17/16 “Bent, Broken, Backed UP: Understanding Male GU Emergencies.” 2016 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, NV.

4/26/14 “Recovering from Wrong: The ABCs of Resuscitating your Reputation.” 2014 American College of Physician Executives Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

10/09/12 “Bridging the Gaps: Understanding the Generational Divide.” 2012 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Denver, CO.

10/10/12 “Resuscitation for your Reputation: Recovering from Wrong.” 2012 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Denver, CO.

10/18/11 “What Goes In Must Come Out: Emergency Medicine Tricks of the Urologic Trade.” 2011 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, San Francisco, CA.

05/25/11 “The Acute Scrotum.” 2011 UCSF High Risk Emergency Medicine Course, San Francisco, CA.

2009 “Trauma in the ‘Non-Trauma Center’: A Comprehensive Review for the Community Hospital Emergency Department. “ Provided system wide to Valley Emergency Physician client hospitals.

2008 “Peer Review: Creating a Department of Excellence.” Provided system wide to Valley Emergency Physician client hospitals.

2001-2006 Program Chair, Hot Topics in EMS, and “Lessons from the Street”: A Monthly Continuing Education Series for Paramedics and Nurses presented by American Medical Response.

06/05/04 “Should I Stay or Should I go…this indecision’s buggin me: A Critical review of Pre-Hospital Non-Transport.”

2004 Meeting of the American Ambulance Association, Reno, CA.

10/12/99 “You’re the Base Station Physician: What do you do Next? Case Studies in On - Line Medical Control.”

1999 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, CA.  

10/14/99 “The Emergency Department Approach to the diagnosis and Management of the Acute Scrotum.”

1999 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, CA.

10/15/98 “Acute Diarrhea: Infection or Food Poisoning?”

1998 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, San Diego, CA.

Professional Organizations:
• American College of Emergency Physicians
• American Medical & California Medical Associations
• Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
• National Association of EMS Physicians
• International Association for Tactical Emergency Medicine
• Air Medical Physicians Association
• Emergency Medical Directors Association of California
• American College of Physician Executives
• National Eagle Scout Associatio