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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Christopher Lam , MD, FRCPC, DABR

The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Body and Cardiac Radiologist
Diagnostic Imaging

University of Toronto
Department of Medical Imaging

Phone: 416-813-2887
Email: christopher.lam@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Caroline Robertson
Alternate Phone: 416-813-6029
Alternate Fax: 416-813-8389
Alternate Email: caroline.robertson@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Lam is a paediatric body and cardiac radiologist with subspecialty interest in advanced MR imaging applications. Following his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Dr. Lam completed a two-year paediatric body imaging and cardiac MRI fellowship at SickKids. He was appointed as a staff radiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2017. His clinical and academic focus is on extra-cardiac manifestations of congenital heart disease, cardiovascular hemodynamics, lymphatic imaging, and MR/CT angiographic techniques. In addition, Dr. Lam is actively engaged in enhancing post-graduate medical education, fostering mentorship, and encouraging leadership development for radiology trainees

Research Interests

  • Non-invasive imaging biomarkers of disease in congenital heart disease
  • Multimodality imaging of extra-cardiac manifestations of congenital heart disease
  • Novel cardiovascular MR/CT angiography techniques and applications
  • Imaging of lymphatic disorders in the chest and abdomen
  • Clinical translation of advanced cardiovascular and body MRI applications
  • Postgraduate medical education, mentorship, and leadership development in radiology


Lam CZ, Seed M, Yoo SJ. Undiluted contrast media in the pulmonary veins and left atrium after cavopulmonary connection: CT sign of a right-to-left shunt. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 [Epub ahead of print].

Yim D, Nagata H, Lam CZ, Grosse-Wortmann L, Seed M, Jaeggi E, Yoo SJ. Disarhmonious patterns of heterotaxy and isomerism: how often are the classic patterns breached? Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018; 11:e006917.

Lam CZ, Bharmare TA, Gazzaz T, Manson D, Humpl T, Seed M. Diagnosis of secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia in congenital heart disease: a novel role for chest ultrasound and prognostic implications. Pediatric Radiology. 2017; 47:1441-1451.

Ahyad RA, Lam CZ, Shearkhani O, Navarro OM. Incidental splenic nodules found on MR imaging done for assessment of iron overload in children. Pediatric Radiology. 2017; 47:844-849.

Lam CZ, Nguyen HN, Ferguson EC. Radiology resident satisfaction with their training and education in the United States: Effect of program directors, teaching faculty, and other factors on program success. AJR. 2016; 206:907-16.