MBBS, PhD, MRCP, MS, FACC, FAMS, FESC
Sub-specialties: Heart Failure
Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Cardiology, Heart Failure.
Professor Carolyn Lam is a Senior Consultant from the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS). She is also the Director of the Women’s Heart Health at NHCS.Her clinical sub-specialty is heart failure, and she is recognized globally for her expertise in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). She also has expertise in women’s cardiovascular disease, hemodynamics, echocardiography, biomarkers and research clinical trials. She started the first Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Programme and Women’s Heart Health Clinic in Singapore.On the research front, Prof Lam is a Research EXCO member of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme; a Scientific Advisor to the Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre at SingHealth; an Affiliate Member of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine. She is also a Clinician Scientist and received the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Clinician Scientist Award in 2010.She is the Programme Lead of the Asian neTwork for Translational Research and Cardiovascular Trials (ATTRaCT) – an A*STAR Biomedical Research Council-funded research platform; and principal investigator of an ongoing nation-wide heart failure study in Singapore (the Singapore Heart Failure Outcomes and Phenotypes [SHOP] study), a multinational Asian study of heart failure across 11 Asian countries (Asian Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure [ASIAN-HF] study). She serves as a consultant on several global advisory boards for cardiovascular disease, as a member of the Executive Committees of global heart failure trials, and as an Associate Editor for Circulation and European Journal of Heart Failure. Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Prof Lam completed advanced specialty training in Cardiology in Singapore, and pursued her Research Fellowship at the Cardiorenal Laboratory, Heart Failure Fellowship at the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Advanced Cardiology and Master of Biomedical Sciences at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN. She further received training in clinical and genetic epidemiology at the Framingham Heart Study in Boston, MA, graduated from the Stanford Executive Programme and obtained her PhD at University Medical Centre Groningen.Prof Lam was also awarded the
L’Oreal Women In Science Award (2012) for her work in heart failure and women’s cardiovascular disease respectively, was named an InterAcademy Medical Panel Young Physician Leader at the World Health Summit in Berlin (2012), won the award for the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2014 –Singapore (2014).She is also heard weekly on the global podcast “Circulation On The Run” and seen regularly on television as the Resident Doctor of the health programme ‘Body and Soul’ by Mediacorp Singapore.
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