Professor Lam received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1998. He completed his general surgical training in Sydney in 2006. He went on for two years of post-fellowship training in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and transplant surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney and Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. In 2013, he was the first graduate of the Doctorate of Clinical Surgery at the University of Sydney with the thesis titled “Extending the frontiers of surgical resection of colorectal liver metastases”. He is currently the Foundation Professor of Surgery at Macquarie University, Head of Surgery at Norwest Private Hospital, a consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant surgeon at Westmead Public Hospital. He is the councillor of the ANZ Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and immediate past president of the Australian Chinese Medical Association. He is also the treasurer of Australia and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic & Biliary Association (ANZHPBA) since 2016.
Professor Lam’s main clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery of liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen as well as the surgical management of liver, pancreas and bile duct cancer. More recently, he developed a strong interest in Robotic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and performed the Australia-first Robotic Cholecystectomy in February 2014.
Professor Lam operates out of Westmead Public Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and Norwest Private Hospital.