Dr. Stephen Lam is Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is a respirologist at BC Cancer, a Distinguished Scientist and Leon Judah Blackmore Chair in Lung Cancer Research at the BC Cancer Research Center. He is an endowed director of the MDS-Rix Early Lung Cancer Detection and Translational Research Program. His research interest is in early detection, chemoprevention, endoscopic diagnosis and therapy of lung cancer. He was the recipient of the Friesen-Rygiel Award for Outstanding Canadian Academic Discovery and the Gustav Killian Medal by the World Association of Bronchology for his pioneering contributions to the field of early lung cancer diagnosis, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of British Columbia and the Joseph Cullen Award for life-time scientific achievements in lung cancer prevention research by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Dr. Lam received his medical training at the University of Toronto and did his residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at University of British Columbia-associated hospitals. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, he joined the UBC Faculty of Medicine in 1979 and the BC Cancer in 1984.


Current Appointments

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Director, MDS/Rix Early Lung Cancer Detection Program

Chair of the BC Cancer Provincial Lung Tumor Group


MD, Medicine, University of Toronto, 1974
FRCPC, Internal Medicine & Respiratory Medicine, UBC, 1978

Selected Publications

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