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Dr. Tan is Professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases attending, Medical Director of the International Patient Services Program (IPS), co-Director of the Pediatric Travel Medicine Clinic, and Director of the International Adoptee Clinic at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Tan received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She completed her residency, chief residency, and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Tan serves on the Immunization Advisory Committee for the State of Illinois Department of Public Health; is a member of: the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society’s (PIDS) Programs and Meetings Committee of which she is a co-chairperson, the PIDS Chairperson to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Programs and Meetings Committee, and the PIDS liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID) Redbook Committee. She is a member of the Executive Committee and Chairperson – AAP Section on Infectious Diseases (SOID), Chairperson of the AAP SOID Education Subcommittee, and SOID liaison to the PIDS Governing Council; Member of the: AAP Global Immunization Advocacy Project Advisory Committee, AAP Expert Pertussis Cocooning Advisory Committee, and is a liaison to the Illinois Chapter of the AAP OB/GYN Immunizations and Pregnancy Outreach Committee.

She serves on the editorial boards of: Pediatrics (Official Journal of the AAP), the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (Official Journal of PIDS), and the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Self-Assessment Infectious Diseases.

She is the US Representative to the International Steering Committee of the Global Pertussis Initiative; a member and consultant to the Steering Committee of the Latin America Without Pertussis Initiative (PAHEF, SLIPE); a member of the Board of Directors of the World Association of Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid), and a member of the US National Pertussis Task Force (AAP and Every Child by Two). She is a member of the vaccine advisory boards of Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, GSK and Pfizer/Wyeth.

Her interests include: pertussis disease and vaccine, pneumococcal disease and vaccine, CA-MRSA infections, antibiotic resistance, vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases, infectious diseases, and vaccine education for healthcare providers.