Rebecca L. Tamas
Family Endowed Chair in Psycho-Oncology
Rebecca L. Tamas, M.D. is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the Auerbach Family Endowed Chair in Psycho-Oncology at the University of Louisville. She also serves as director of the Psycho-Oncology Service and director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Tamas’ clinical activities include providing outpatient psychiatric services to adult patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental disorders. Her primary clinical focus is treating patients and families affected by cancer. She has established a monthly multi-disciplinary psycho-oncology conference to improve communication with the Brown Cancer Center treatment teams. In addition to her clinical service, Dr. Tamas mentors students and resident physicians in the outpatient clinic.
Tamas serves as an academic advisory dean to medical students and is a member of the following committees: Educational Policy Committee, Diversity Committee, and Cancer Committee. She is past president of the Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association and is the Area 5 Early Career Psychiatrists representative to the American Psychiatric Association Assembly.
Tamas received her BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and her MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Residency training was completed in 2007 with the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry. She received her board certification in psychiatry in 2008.