Richard Lam, M.D.

Richard Lam, M.D.



Dr. Richard Lam is one of the oncologists who are currently affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, having been gained valuable experience in this field since 2001. The physician serves as Director of clinical research at Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc. Dr. Richard Lam has a vast research activity based on which he authored multiple articles. He is also a distinguished member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. Concerned about how he can use his knowledge to the benefit of people who have fewer privileges, he also provides free prostate cancer management advice to patients at "Patient to Physician" on www.pcri.org.

The physician is a fervent promoter of prostate cancer awareness and education, which he spread by giving lectures at various medical conferences and engaging in prostate support groups throughout the country. Dr. Richard Lam received his undergraduate degree in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from UCLA. He has over 25 years of professional experience and before practicing in California, he had a medical license for Hawaii. Over the years, the physician has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Southern California Super Doctors, Phi Beta Kappa, and Outstanding Students of America Award. Dr. Richard Lam is certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Conditions Dr. Richard Lam Treats at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Cancers of different forms

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthNet
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

University of California, Los Angeles

Internship(s)

University of California, Los Angeles Center of Health Sciences - Internal Medicine

Residency(ies)

University of California, Los Angeles Center of Health Sciences - Internal Medicine

Fellowship(s)

University of California, Los Angeles Harbor-UCLA Hospital - Medical Oncology and Hematology



Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Society of Hematology American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Prostate Cancer Research Institute Prostate Cancer Research Institute