Andrew Lam, M.D., is the award-winning author of three books. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, and he has been a featured commentator on PBS Newshour, New England Public Radio and many other media outlets. Born in Philadelphia and raised in central Illinois, he graduated summa cum laude in history from Yale University, where he studied military history and U.S.-East Asian relations. He then attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by specialty training in ophthalmology and retina surgery at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where he also served as chief resident.
Dr. Lam has authored numerous scientific articles and is a co-investigator for several national clinical trials. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a partner at New England Retina Consultants, and an attending surgeon at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
He resides in Longmeadow, Massachusetts with his wife and four children.