Tamara N. Chambers, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Part-Time)

Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion

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  • University of Southern California: USC Faculty Mentoring Award, 2020
  • LAC+USC Medical Center: Hero of the Week, 2019
  • California Health Care Foundation: CHCF Plenary Session Presenter: Improving Operating Room Volumes at a Level I Trauma Center, 2019
  • Triologic Society: 1st Place, Clinical Fundamentals, Otolaryngology, 2018
  • University of Southern California: University of Southern California Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Teaching Award, 2017
  • LAC+USC Medical Center: CARES Woman of the Year in Medicine Award, 2015
  • University of Southern California: University of Southern California Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Teaching Award, 2015
  • University of Southern California: University of Southern California Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Teaching Award, 2012


  • Evaluation of Oropharyngeal Cancer Information from Revolutionary Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Laryngoscope. 2024 May; 134(5):2252-2257. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of Free Flap Outcomes at a University Hospital versus County Hospital Setting for Head and Neck Reconstruction Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2023 Apr; 27(2):e183-e190. . View in PubMed
  • The Role of Educational Podcast Use Among Otolaryngology Residents Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Dec; 131(12):1353-1357. . View in PubMed
  • Human papillomavirus detection in oral rinses and history of tonsillectomy in US. adults. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Nov-Dec; 43(6):103558. . View in PubMed
  • Tracheostomy Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients in a Low Resource Setting Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Nov; 131(11):1217-1223. . View in PubMed
  • Utility of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound and 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography for Preoperative Detection and Localization of Parathyroid Adenomas Compared With Surgical Results J Ultrasound Med. 2022 Sep; 41(9):2295-2306. . View in PubMed
  • A Collaborative Approach to Safety, Equity, and Fairness by Medical Staff, Graduate Medical Education, Human Resources, and Law Enforcement J Grad Med Educ. 2021 Dec; 13(6):768-770. . View in PubMed
  • 18FDG-PET/CT Specificity for the Detection of Lymphoma Recurrence in the Tonsils OTO Open. 2021 Oct-Dec; 5(4):2473974X211059081. . View in PubMed
  • Targeted Wellness Initiatives Are Most Effective for Reducing Otolaryngology Resident Burnout Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Apr 13; 1455613211009139. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in Operative Complex Middle and Upper Maxillofacial Trauma: A 17-Year Study Laryngoscope. 2021 09; 131(9):1985-1989. . View in PubMed
  • Prevalence of oral human papillomavirus infections by race in the United States: An association with sexual behavior Oral Dis. 2020 Jul; 26(5):930-940. . View in PubMed
  • Characterization of Chronic Sinonasal Disease Symptoms in an Urban Homeless Population Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 Jul; 34(4):494-501. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of Referral Pathways in Otolaryngology at a Public Versus Private Academic Center Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Apr; 129(4):369-375. . View in PubMed
  • A Practical Mathematic Method to Predict and Manage Hypocalcemia After Parathyroidectomy and Thyroidectomy Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Jan; 129(1):70-77. . View in PubMed
  • Association of Race/Ethnicity, Stage, and Survival in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A SEER Study OTO Open. 2019 Oct-Dec; 3(4):2473974X19891126. . View in PubMed
  • Rapidly Enlarging Parapharyngeal Mass JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 12 01; 144(12):1178-1179. . View in PubMed
  • An Unusual Presentation of B-Cell Lymphoma as a Large Isolated Epiglottic Mass: Case Report and Literature Review Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2016; 2016:9787432. . View in PubMed
  • A novel dominant negative Smad2 mutation in a TGFbeta resistant human carcinoma cell line Anticancer Res. 2002 Jan-Feb; 22(1A):13-9. . View in PubMed
  • A c-fos/Estrogen receptor fusion protein promotes cell cycle progression and proliferation of human cancer cell lines Mol Cell Biol Res Commun. 2000 Apr; 3(4):243-8. . View in PubMed
  • Transcriptional inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) activity by a c-fos/estrogen receptor fusion protein is mediated by the proximal AP-1 site of the MMP-9 promoter and correlates with reduced tumor cell invasion Neoplasia. 1999 Oct; 1(4):368-72. . View in PubMed