Director of Clinical Trials
Director of Women's Heart Health
Language spoken: English
National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)
National Heart Centre Singapore
5 Hospital Drive
Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sat, Sun and PH: Closed
Professor Carolyn Lam is a Clinician Scientist with the SingHealth Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Programme and a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore.
She is a Professor of the Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School. Prof Lam is also the Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Association of Women's Cardiovascular Disease. Her clinical subspecialty is heart failure, and she is recognised globally for her expertise in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. She also has expertise in women's cardiovascular disease, haemodynamics, echocardiography, biomarkers and clinical trials.
Prof Lam graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, completed advanced specialty training in Cardiology in Singapore, and pursued her Research Fellowship at the Cardiorenal Laboratory, Heart Failure Fellowship at the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Advanced Cardiology and Master of Biomedical Sciences at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN. She obtained further training in clinical and genetic epidemiology at the Framingham Heart Study in Boston, MA before returning to Singapore in 2010 on the National Medical Research Council's Clinician Scientist Award.
Prof Lam started the first Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Programme and Women's Heart Health Clinic in Singapore. She has garnered numerous awards including the Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2014 - Singapore.
She serves as a consultant on several global advisory boards for heart disease, hosts as the Resident Doctor of the health programme "Body and Soul" by MediaCorp Singapore, and is heard weekly on the podcast "Circulation On The Run" by the American Heart Association.
As a female cardiologist, Prof Lam is able to relate better with her female patients, thus making them feel at ease during consultation.
Professional Positions and Memberships:
Associate Editor, Circulation and European Journal of Heart Failure
Member of Expert Panel for the National Cardiovascular Data Registry PINNACLE and Diabetes Collaborative Registries
Member of the Scientific Committee of CVD-REAL global consortium
Core Scientific Committee member leading the new DISCOVER global registry by Astra Zeneca
Steering Committee, Phase 2b study with vericiguat
Chair, Abbott Labs Asia Pacific hsTnI Advisory Board
Chair, Astra Zeneca Advisory Board for HFpEF
Executive committee, Early phase trial in HFpEF (PROMIS-HFpEF trial) by Astra Zeneca
Global medical advisory board, Boston Scientific
Executive committee, Multiple Cardiac Sensors for Management of Heart Failure (MANAGE-HF trial) by Boston Scientific
International scientific advisory board, Corvia Medical
Global cardiovascular advisory board, Boehringer Ingelheim
Scientific excellence committee, Global phase 3 trial of Empagliflozin
Global advisory board, Vifor Pharma Iron Deficiency In Heart Failure
Registered as a Specialist in Cardiology by the Singapore Medical Council
Awards and Publications
Singapore Health Quality Award 2018 – Outstanding & Commendable Service
ESC Grants to attend Women Transforming Leadership Programme at Oxford University, 2017
LEAP Award – EXCELLENCE (For ‘Honours’ Grade) for ACP Mentor, 2017
Rosalind Franklin Fellowship Award, 2015
Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2014 – Singapore Honouree Winner for Medical Innovation
National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Award (Senior Investigator Category), 2013
Singapore Women’s Weekly Great Women Of Our Times (Winner), 2013
L’Oreal Women In Science, 2012
Multimorbidity in patients with heart failurefrom 11 Asian regions: A prospective cohort study using the ASIAN-HF registry. Jasper Tromp, Wan Ting Tay, Wouter Ouwerkerk, Tiew-Hwa Katherine Teng, Jonathan Yap, Michael R. MacDonald, Kirsten Leineweber, John J. V. McMurray, Michael R. Zile, Inder S. Anand, Carolyn S. P. Lam. PLOS Medicine 2018. JIF: 13.585