Richard Lam, MD

Curriculum Vitae [ View CV ]

A double board-certified internist and oncologist, Richard Lam, MD, has been specializing full time at Prostate Oncology Specialists in the treatment of prostate cancer since 2001. He is our director of clinical research.

Dr. Lam has written numerous articles based on his research. He is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Lam continues to promote prostate cancer awareness and education by giving lectures at various medical conferences and prostate support groups throughout the country. He is particularly interested in utilizing state-of-the-art therapeutics for advanced prostate cancer.

Dr. Lam received his undergraduate degree in biology, magna cum laude, at UCLA. He then went on to earn his medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine before completing his residency training in the specialty of internal medicine at UCLA Center of Health Sciences. He completed his oncology and hematology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

He resides in Marina del Rey, CA.


Medical Board of California – Physicians and Surgeons License 1996. A60442 
DEA BL5206190
NPI 1811925258


American Board of Internal Medicine (Oncology) 2001
American Board of Internal Medicine 1997


Marina del Rey Hospital, Marina del Rey
Saint John’s Hospital, Santa Monica


Fellowship  University of California, Los Angeles, Harbor-UCLA Hospital, Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, 1998-2001
Residency  University of California, Los Angeles – Center of Health Sciences, Internal Medicine, 1995-97
Internship University of California, Los Angeles – Center of Health Sciences, Internal Medicine, 1994-95
Medical School  University of California, Los Angeles – Doctor of Medicine, June 1994
Undergraduate  University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) – Bachelor of Science, Biology, June 1990

Honors and Awards

Southern California Super Doctors, 2008-2018
Prostate Cancer Research Institute, Annual Meeting Best Speaker, 2006
Western AUA, Best Abstract – First Runner Up, 2003
Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA, 1990
Graduated magna cum laude, UCLA, 1990
Golden Key National Honor Society, UCLA, 1988
Phi Beta Sigma National Honor Society, UCLA, 1987
Outstanding Students of America Award, UCLA, 1987


American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Cancer Committee, Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital
Medical Advisory Board, Prostate Cancer Research Institute