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Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, through its healthcare partnership with Mercy Des Moines and Dr. Dassanayake, offers comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology services for women throughout their lifelong journey from childbearing age to menopause and beyond. Dr. Dassanayake provides an important role by bringing her advanced obstetrical and gynecological services to the Knoxville Clinic, where she can care for patients close to where they live.


Tamara Dassanayake


Dr. Tamara Dassanayake, MD, F.A.C.O.G., or Dr. T as she is known to her patients, is employed by Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates P.L.C. of Des Moines, and specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Her undergraduate degree is from Bowdoin College. She graduated in 1994 from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in 1998 at the University of Tennessee. She began practicing in 1998 and moved to the Des Moines area and joined the group in 2003. She became certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1998. To make an appointment to see Dr. T at the KHC, please call (515) 288-3287.