Tamir Bresler

General Surgery, Los Robles Health System

About Me

I was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Israel until the age of 12, when my family moved to Washougal, WA. It was in this small town that I fostered my love of learning, of theater, and of science. I attended Western Washington University and received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. I developed a strong passion for bench science and joined an undergraduate research lab. Following graduation, I worked in translational research in San Diego, conducting drug discovery work in the field of novel tuberculosis antibiotic scaffolds. But my love of working to directly serve people drove me back into medicine. It was in my first year at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine that I discovered an intense love of anatomy and dissection, which ultimately manifested as a love of surgery and the surgical science. It is in the field of surgery which I choose to continue my journey.

My medical school journey

I have been greatly honored in being given the opportunity to complete my undergraduate medical education in the same community that fostered me. Being part of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine has given me the chance to directly impact patient care in what essentially is my second hometown. I hope that my time here has been as meaningful to our community partners as it has been to me.

Hopes & Aspirations

I hope to continue striving for excellence in patient care in the field of General Surgery. Though I am undecided on the ultimate goal of practice, I am committed to maintaining the code of ethics and the strong work ethic which has characterized my experience at the College of Medicine thus far, and to provide high-quality, compassionate, and equitable care to patients of all demographics and backgrounds.