Michael Lam, M.D.


Dr. Lam is a board certified physician anesthesiologist (Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology 1985, recertification 2009) with over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of practice settings.

He attended Occidental College in Los Angeles graduating with a degree in chemistry, received his medical degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and completed his medical specialty training in anesthesiology at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto.

Following his anesthesia residency he joined the clinical faculty of the Stanford resident training program in anesthesia at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center training other doctors to become anesthesiologists before joining the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

With the exception of several years in Southern California where he was recruited to develop anesthesia services for a heart surgery program, he has practiced in the San Francisco Bay Area.

His experience includes the delivery of anesthetic care for all major surgical subspecialties including cardiac, neuro, high-risk obstetrical, pediatric, spinal cord, burn, major orthopedic and multiple trauma surgery.

His current practice is dedicated to office-based anesthesia for outpatient surgical and dental procedures. He is licensed by both the Medical and Dental Boards of California to provide general anesthesia services.

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