Sandi Lam, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Sandi Lam, MD, is a fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon specializing in the care of patients of all ages with pediatric or congenital problems. Her clinical expertise includes the full spectrum of pediatric neurosurgical disorders. Her specific interests include epilepsy surgery, brain and spinal tumors, neurovascular anomalies, endoscopic neurosurgery, and congenital anomalies of the central nervous system, including spina bifida and tethered cord syndrome. Dr. Lam also has a specific clinical and research interest in syringomyelia and Chiari malformation, having received research funding in this area.
Dr. Lam’s research program is centered on outcomes research to improve the results of neurosurgical treatments. In addition to teaching medical students and residents at the University of Chicago, Dr. Lam travels internationally to provide and teach neurosurgical care, and lectures widely on her topics of interest.
Center for Advanced Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine
University of Chicago Specialty Suite at NorthShore University HealthSystem
Year Started Practice
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago
Internship and Residency
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Additional Graduate Degree
MBA, George Washington University School of Business, Washington, DC
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Read More About Dr. Lam
The Domalewskis turned to our craniofacial specialists when they learned their son, Logan, needed surgery to correct craniosynostosis -- a rare anomaly that affected the shape of his forehead. Dr. Lam was on the multidisciplinary team that operated on Logan. Read the story.
Dr. Lam is part of a multispecialty team that provides care for both adults and children with congenital anomalies of the nervous system, including Syringomyelia, Hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformation, Spina Bifida, and more.
View a partial list of Dr. Lam's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.