Andrew Lam, M.D.

Dr LamDr. Andrew Lam graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as Chief Resident. He remained at Wills Eye Hospital for his two-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship.

Dr. Lam joined New England Retina Consultants in 2008. He is an attending surgeon at Baystate Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters on vitreoretinal diseases and has served as a co-investigator for several clinical trials and studies on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular occlusions. He is also a scientific reviewer for Retina: The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases.

Dr. Lam’s clinical interests in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery include: retinal detachment, macular pucker, macular hole, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and complications of cataract surgery.

Dr. Lam is also the best-selling, award-winning author of four books: Saving Sight (Irie Books 2013), about his work as an eye surgeon and the ophthalmic innovators whose inventions saved the sight of millions around the world; two novels of World War II, Two Sons of China (Bondfire Books 2014) and Repentance (Tiny Fox Press 2019); and The Masters of Medicine (BenBella Books 2023), about the greatest discoveries in medical history. Learn more at his website: