Linda A. Lam

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Keck School of Medicine of USC Vice Chair, Satellite Clinical Affairs

Areas of treatment:

Medical and Surgical Retinal Diseases
Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Vascular Diseases of the Eye
Posterior Uveitis


  • Ophthalmology


  • Department of Ophthalmology


  • Chinese
  • English
  • German

Linda A. Lam, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Vice Chair, Satellite Clinical Affairs

Practicing locations:

  • USC Eye Institute (Arcadia)
  • USC Roski Eye Institute (Los Angeles)

About this doctor:

Linda A. Lam, MD, MBA, is the Vice Chair of Satellite Clinical Affairs and an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She was educated at Brown University where she graduated with honors in Neuroscience. Dr. Lam received her medical degree with honors at Cornell University Medical College, where she also completed a research fellowship on retinal cell physiology. She completed her residency at the Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic, before her fellowship appointment at Georgetown University Hospital and the Retina Group of Washington. Her interests include development of novel therapeutics for the treatment for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vascular disease of the retina. She is a principal investigator of a clinical trial for neovascular macular degeneration and is a co-investigator in many clinical trials involving treatment and prevention of diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. She also serves as a reviewer for journals including Ophthalmology and British Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lam has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in retinal diseases. She has lectured both internationally and nationally on retinal disease and research. She also serves as the medical director of USC Eye Institute – Arcadia.


Cornell University Medical College, Honors
Brown University, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Honors


Internship in Internal Medicine Lenox Hill Hospital, NY


Ophthalmology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH


Georgetown University Hospital/ Retina Group of Washington


American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional society memberships:

The Retina Society
American Society of Retinal Specialists
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American Medical Association
Los Angeles Ophthalmology Society
Tri-county Eye Society
Chinese American Ophthalmologic Society


Dr. Linda Lam has been voted as a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine.