Tamara Kliot, M.D.
Medical School: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
I was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Seattle. After high school, I spent a year in Washington, DC, some time in South Africa, and ultimately graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Health and Humanity (essentially anthropology, psychology, and biology). I joined Teach for America and was a high school physical science teacher and running coach in New Orleans. In this position, I was confronted by the many realities challenging the health of students and ultimately decided I wanted to focus on improving child health through medicine. I worked with a healthcare NGO in Tanzania before starting medical school in Israel at the Medical School for International Health.
I am excited to be back in the DMV and was drawn to the culture at University of Maryland. I really felt people cared about each other and the community they serve. That’s definitely continued to be true so far. In my free time I like to cook, run with friends, do yoga, travel and explore new places around Baltimore.