Linda Lam, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
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    Title(s)Vice Chair for Satellite Clinics in the Department of Ophthalmology

    Title(s)Medical Director, Arcadia

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    Brown UniversityBS, honors
    Cornell University Medical CollegeMD
    USC Marshall School of BusinessMBA, honors
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationOphthalmology Residency
    Georgetown University Hospital/ Retina Group of WashingtonMedical and Surgical Vitreoretinal Fellowship
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    Pasadena MagazineTop Doctor
    USC Department of OphthalmologyHighest Patient Satisfaction Score, Press-Ganey Survey
    Cornell University Medical College Award for Honors in Research
    American Heart Association Research Fellowship
    Dilmaghani Medical Scholarship
    David S. Barr Research Fellowship
    NIH Summer Training Grant Fellowship
    Tai Foundation Medical Scholarship
    Brown UniversitySigma Xi Award
    Class of 1993 Brown University Scholar
    Soroptimist Foundation Scholarship for Community Leadership

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    Linda A. Lam, MD, MBA, is the vice chair of Satellite Clinical Affairs and an associate professor in ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She was educated at Brown University where she graduated with honors in Neuroscience. Dr. Lam received her medical degree with honors at Cornell University Medical College, where she also completed a research fellowship on retinal cell physiology. She completed her residency at the Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic, before her fellowship appointment at Georgetown University Hospital and the Retina Group of Washington. She serves as a reviewer for journals including Ophthalmology and British Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lam has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in retinal diseases. She has lectured both internationally and nationally on retinal disease and research. She also serves as the medical director of USC Roski Eye Institute Arcadia. She also is a graduate of the executive MBA program at the Marshall School of Business. Dr. Lam is also an executive board member at the Braille Institute of America. Her research interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, complex vitreoretinal surgery, and innovative technology to aid blind and low vision individuals.

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    1. Roboz GJ, Ritchie EK, Dault Y, Lam L, Marshall DC, Cruz NM, Hsu HC, Hassane DC, Christos PJ, Ippoliti C, Scandura JM, Guzman ML. Phase I trial of plerixafor combined with decitabine in newly diagnosed older patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica. 2018 08; 103(8):1308-1316. PMID: 29724902.
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    2. Storey PP, Aziz HA, O'Keefe GAD, Borchert M, Lam LA, Puliafito CA, Olmos de Koo LC. Decreased severity of age-related macular degeneration in amblyopic eyes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 11; 102(11):1575-1578. PMID: 29437581.
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    3. Cruz NM, Sugita M, Ewing-Crystal N, Lam L, Galetto R, Gouble A, Smith J, Hassane DC, Roboz GJ, Guzman ML. Selection and characterization of antibody clones are critical for accurate flow cytometry-based monitoring of CD123 in acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 04; 59(4):978-982. PMID: 28795850.
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    4. Galletti G, Leach BI, Lam L, Tagawa ST. Mechanisms of resistance to systemic therapy in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Cancer Treat Rev. 2017 Jun; 57:16-27. PMID: 28527407.
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    5. Lam LA.. Retina,. Angioid Streaks. 2017.
    6. Vlachostergios PJ, Galletti G, Palmer J, Lam L, Karir BS, Tagawa ST. Antibody therapeutics for treating prostate cancer: where are we now and what comes next? Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2017 02; 17(2):135-149. PMID: 27817214.
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    7. Cheng CP, Chan SS, Mak AD, Chan WC, Cheng ST, Shi L, Wang D, Lam LC. Would transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) enhance the effects of working memory training in older adults with mild neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer's disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Oct 24; 16:479. PMID: 26499250.
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    8. Hariri A, Diniz B, Fou LV, Lam LA, Nittala MG, Sadda SR. Quantitative OCT subanalysis of eyes with choroidal neovascularization switched from multiple injections of bevacizumab or ranibizumab to intravitreal aflibercept. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Feb; 46(2):195-200. PMID: 25707044.
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    9. Lam LA, Rodger DC. Bilateral macular detachments, venous stasis retinopathy, and retinal hemorrhages as initial presentation of multiple myeloma: a case report. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014; 8(4):240-4. PMID: 25372517.
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    10. Eandi CM, Neri P, Adelman RA, Yannuzzi LA, Cunningham ET. Acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis: report of a case series and comprehensive review of the literature. Retina. 2012 Oct; 32(9):1915-41. PMID: 22863970.
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    11. Lam LA.. Retina. Angioid Streaks. 2012.
    12. Gasperini JL, Fawzi AA, Khondkaryan A, Lam L, Chong LP, Eliott D, Walsh AC, Hwang J, Sadda SR. Bevacizumab and ranibizumab tachyphylaxis in the treatment of choroidal neovascularisation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan; 96(1):14-20. PMID: 21791509.
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    13. Lam LA.. Curbside Consultation in Retina. How Long Should I Wait to Perform Cataract Surgery after Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema or Retinopathy?. 2010; 29 - 33.
    14. Lam LC, Tam CW, Lui VW, Chan WC, Chan SS, Chiu HF, Leung T, Tham MK, Ho KS, Chan WM. Screening of mild cognitive impairment in Chinese older adults--a multistage validation of the Chinese abbreviated mild cognitive impairment test. Neuroepidemiology. 2008; 30(1):6-12. PMID: 18204291.
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    15. Murphy RP, Lam LA, Chew EY.Retina. Hypertension. 2005; 1377-82.
    16. Lam LA, Lowder CY, Baerveldt G, Smith SD, Traboulsi EI. Surgical management of cataracts in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis-associated uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Jun; 135(6):772-8. PMID: 12788115.
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    17. Li Y, Lam LA, Yu Z, Yang Z, Bither P, Zhang K.Clinical Spectrum in Autosomal Dominant Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy with a Mutation in ELOVL4 gene. 2001.
    18. Erkan D, Lam LA, Yazici Y, Magid SK. A case of VATER association mimicking spondylarthropathy. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2000 Sep-Oct; 18(5):651. PMID: 11072616.
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    19. Marmorstein AD, Csaky KG, Baffi J, Lam L, Rahaal F, Rodriguez-Boulan E. Saturation of, and competition for entry into, the apical secretory pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Mar 28; 97(7):3248-53. PMID: 10725401.
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