Victor Tam, PharmD, Medical Science Liaison at OneOme
Victor Tam, PharmD, Medical Science Liaison at OneOme

Meet Victor Tam, Medical Science Liaison at OneOme. Victor works as part of the medical affairs team, which supports our goals of fostering understanding and successful implementation of pharmacogenomics (PGx) in different healthcare systems and settings. This includes anything from educational sessions and consult calls for interpretation support with clinicians to developing relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) to help leverage our overall scientific expertise in advancing the pharmacogenomics field.

Contributing to the advancement of the PGx field is one of Victor’s passions. Working at OneOme gives him an avenue to continue exploring PGx and share his knowledge and expertise. Victor is proud to work on the leading edge of precision medicine and in a role that allows him to use his educational background and communication skills to help and serve others at scale. He also appreciates his colleagues as optimistic, kind, driven, and honest people who drive him to be the best person he can day in and day out.

A pharmacist by training, Victor is confident in the power of PGx to improve patient care. He sees PGx as one avenue to overcome some of the challenges in healthcare, encouraging preventive care while maximizing the value of therapeutic interventions. In his words, “as a country, we’re past a point of really realizing that reactive care isn’t the best route for care, from the perspective of both clinical and economic outcomes. As we strive towards better outcomes and better healthcare access, the implementation and use of pharmacogenomics is common sense - especially looking at it from a long-term perspective. As a field, we have barely scratched the surface of our potential.”

Victor strongly believes in the importance of a good work-life balance and works to make time for the many things he enjoys. Outside of work, you’ll likely find him balancing some combination of reading, exercising, cooking, relaxing, and socializing. A couple of Victor’s favorite activities include traveling, as well as attending live sporting and music events.

About OneOme

OneOme, co-founded by Mayo Clinic, is working to make comprehensive, evidence-based pharmacogenomic testing and tools accessible to providers and patients across the globe.