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Dr. Tamara Saunders MD

Dr. Tamara Saunders MD

General Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 566-5775


A native Houstonian, Dr. Tamara Saunders earned her medical degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine in San Antonio. She returned to Houston for her surgical internship and residency at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. 

 Board certified in surgery, Dr. Saunders has been in practice since 2010. Her clinical interests include breast disease either benign or cancerous.

 Dr. Saunder’s care philosophy focuses on educating her patients on their condition, so they can be actively involved in decisions on their treatment. She develops personalized treatment plans based on each patient’s unique condition. She believes in open communication and strives for excellent outcomes.

 Dr. Saunders is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Surgical Society. She is an assistant professor of surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Houston residents, 

Dr. Saunders and her husband have three children. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, running, skiing and, most of all, spending time with her family.

Physician Details

Medical Education
University of Texas at San Antonio, 2001
Internships & Residency
University of Texas at Houston-GME, 2010
Clinical Interests
Breast Cancer
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Deer Park, Friendswood, Galena Park


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp