Dr. Christopher Lam is a paediatric body and cardiac radiologist with subspecialty interest in advanced MR imaging applications. He was appointed as the Division Head of Body and Cardiac Imaging at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2022. His clinical and academic focus is on MRI of pediatric congenital heart disease, extra-cardiac manifestations of single ventricle disease, cardiovascular hemodynamics, and lymphatic imaging. In addition, Lam is actively engaged in enhancing post-graduate medical education, fostering mentorship, and encouraging leadership development for radiology trainees.
Dr. Christopher Lam's primary research involves using quantitative cardiac MRI in pediatric congenital heart disease to improve clinical outcomes in the context of pre-surgical decision making and subsequent surveillance. This work includes the investigation of multi-systemic imaging biomarkers for single ventricle disease and the clinical translation of novel cardiovascular MRI techniques.
Education and experience
2022-present: Division Head, Body and Cardiac Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
2019-2023: Interim Section Head, Cardiovascular MRI, CDIU, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
2019-2022: Section Head, Body CT, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
2017-present: Pediatric Body and Cardiac Radiologist, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
2016-2017: Paediatric Cardiac Imaging Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
2015-2016: Paediatric Radiology Body Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
2011-2015: Diagnostic Radiology Resident, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX, USA
2010-2011: Transitional Year Intern Resident, Michigan State University / Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
2006-2010: Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
2001-2005: Honors B.Sc. In Human Biology: Health and Disease, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada