Dr. Tuan Lam, MD

Dr. Tuan Lam, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Tuan Lam, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.Read his story

11190 Warner Ave Ste 303

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Lung Surgery
more than 82% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 79% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Lam's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lam "Dr. Lam's story is one of great courage, perseverance, and human spirit. Accompanied by an aging grandmother, he and his three siblings escaped Vietnam in 1981. They arrived in the U.S. knowing no English, and yet seven years later, young Tuan graduated from high school as Valedictorian and was accepted at Yale College. His parents were eventually able to join the family here, and he could finally devote full concentration to his medical studies. "It is very gratifying to be able to operate on and mend the hearts of very sick people and make such a contribution to their lives. I treat every patient with compassionate care from pre-operative planning to meticulous surgical techniques, to postoperative care. I want to ensure they get the best care available." Outside the office, Dr. Lam treasures spending time with his family, whether just relaxing or traveling. He is also a fan of astronomy, gardening and bicycling."
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2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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68  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • UCSF Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Usc/Norris Cancer Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Stanford University Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Tuan Lam, MD
Dr.Lam is great! We felt extremely comfortable with him for my father's valve replacement surgery. He is very caring and explained the procedure in detail. Highly recommended.
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Placentia, CA – Sep 17, 2017
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Dr Lam is the best. He performed an open heart surgery on me and I'm very grateful. The feeling of being scared before the procedures, not knowing any surgeon that time & what will happen turned into a very beautiful and satisfying experience. You can feel the passion of work and compassion towards...Read More
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John Siazon in Brea, CA – Jun 30, 2017
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Dr. Lam is an exceptional surgeon. He is extremely knowledgeable and is very personable. He truly has a heart to serve those who have heart conditions. You're in great hands with Dr. Lam.
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Matt S in Oak Hills, Ca – Jul 11, 2016
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