Dr. Derek Lam, MD

Dr. Derek Lam, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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Age 42
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Dr. Derek Lam, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med in 2003 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine otolaryngology, and more.Read his story

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd

Portland, OR 97239

Contact Information

(503) 494-8311

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Dr. Lam's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lam "Dr. Derek Lam was born in Canada but moved to Seattle, Washington at the age of 11. He went to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where he earned a Bachelor's degree with honors in Chemistry before returning to Seattle to attend medical school at the University of Washington. He stayed at UW for residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery during which time he became interested in clinical epidemiology and outcomes research and completed his Masters of Public Health. He then completed a two year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. In addition to general pediatric otolaryngology, his clinical interests include the treatment of adult and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, pediatric aerodigestive disorders including subglottic and tracheal stenosis, laryngomalacia, swallowing difficulties, laryngopharyngeal reflux, pediatric voice disorders, and velopharyngeal insufficiency. His research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and is currently funded by a NIH K23 grant. Outside of work Dr. Lam enjoys skiing, snowboarding, surfing, soccer, and ice hockey."
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3  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

40  Conditions Treated

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26  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lam's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    POOR
  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    POOR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    POOR
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Worst experience of our lives. Dr. Lam over promised and under performed. The care that was promised to our medically fragile, RARE child was no where in sight. We are thankful that the PICU team stepped in when they did. Dr. Lam needs to learn to listen to his patients families. Add some more care...more
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