A native of Australia, Dr. Edythe Tham completed her medical training at the University of Adelaide. In 2001, she moved to North America to pursue a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, followed by a Senior Fellowship in Non-Invasive Imaging at Boston Children's Hospital.
Dr. Tham's area of expertise is in cardiac imaging, namely echocardiography and cardiac MRI, and she is cross appointed as an Associate Professor in both the Division of Cardiology and the Department of Diagnostic Imaging. Her research reflects this dual specialty as well with an interest in novel imaging techniques to evaluate cardiac function. She is the Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Residency program and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.
Dr. Tham is also a dedicated volunteer in the field of pediatric cardiology, supporting a number of projects for children, families, and healthcare professionals. She is the founder of the Virtual Heart Connection (a series of virtual daycamps online for children with CHD), and has spoken at a number of WCCHN clinician presentations. She volunteered for "U School" in 2019, an event designed to teach a group of socially vulnerable elementary school children about pediatric cardiology, and organized the first Congenital Heart Family Picnic in July 2022.