Linda Lam, MD, MBA

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Vice Chair for Satellite Clinics in the Department of Ophthalmology

Medical Director, Arcadia

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Linda A. Lam, MD, MBA, is the vice chair of Satellite Clinical Affairs and a 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. She 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 Roski Eye Institute Arcadia. She also is a graduate of the executive MBA program at the Marshall School of Business. Dr. Lam is also an executive board member at the Braille Institute of America. Her research interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, complex vitreoretinal surgery, and innovative technology to aid blind and low vision individuals.


  • Decreased severity of age-related macular degeneration in amblyopic eyes Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 11; 102(11):1575-1578. . View in PubMed
  • Phase I trial of plerixafor combined with decitabine in newly diagnosed older patients with acute myeloid leukemia Haematologica. 2018 08; 103(8):1308-1316. . View in PubMed
  • Selection and characterization of antibody clones are critical for accurate flow cytometry-based monitoring of CD123 in acute myeloid leukemia Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 04; 59(4):978-982. . View in PubMed
  • Mechanisms of resistance to systemic therapy in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer Cancer Treat Rev. 2017 Jun; 57:16-27. . View in PubMed
  • Antibody therapeutics for treating prostate cancer: where are we now and what comes next? Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2017 02; 17(2):135-149.. View in PubMed
  • Retina, Angioid Streaks. 2017. . View in PubMed
  • Would transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) enhance the effects of working memory training in older adults with mild neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer’s disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials. 2015 Oct 24; 16:479. . View in PubMed
  • Quantitative OCT subanalysis of eyes with choroidal neovascularization switched from multiple injections of bevacizumab or ranibizumab to intravitreal aflibercept Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Feb; 46(2):195-200. . View in PubMed
  • Bilateral macular detachments, venous stasis retinopathy, and retinal hemorrhages as initial presentation of multiple myeloma: a case report Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014; 8(4):240-4. . View in PubMed
  • Acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis: report of a case series and comprehensive review of the literature Retina. 2012 Oct; 32(9):1915-41. . View in PubMed
  • Bevacizumab and ranibizumab tachyphylaxis in the treatment of choroidal neovascularisation Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan; 96(1):14-20. . View in PubMed
  • Retina Angioid Streaks. 2012. . View in PubMed
  • How Long Should I Wait to Perform Cataract Surgery after Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema or Retinopathy? . 2010; 29 – 33.. View in PubMed
  • Screening of mild cognitive impairment in Chinese older adults–a multistage validation of the Chinese abbreviated mild cognitive impairment test Neuroepidemiology. 2008; 30(1):6-12. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical management of cataracts in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis-associated uveitis Am J Ophthalmol. 2003 Jun; 135(6):772-8. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical Spectrum in Autosomal Dominant Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy with a Mutation in ELOVL4 gene 2001. . View in PubMed
  • A case of VATER association mimicking spondylarthropathy Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2000 Sep-Oct; 18(5):651. . View in PubMed
  • Saturation of, and competition for entry into, the apical secretory pathway Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Mar 28; 97(7):3248-53. . View in PubMed