Associate Professor, Division of Genetic Medicine
Medical Director, Biochemical Genetics
Christina Lam, MD is an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH) and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW). She joined UW/SCH after completing her pediatric and medical genetics residency at the University of California Los Angeles, and her medical biochemical genetics fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. She provides inpatient and outpatient clinical services in biochemical genetics at Seattle Children's Hospital and at the University of Washington Medical Center.
Dr. Lam’s clinical and research interest is in congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs). She is the director of the Center of Excellence for CDGs at Seattle Children's. Her research focuses on clinical aspects of inborn errors of metabolism, especially in CDGs and NGLY1-CDDG. She is the site principal investigator and lead of the natural history for the Frontiers in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation Consortium, a member of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network. She is involved with development and trials of novel therapies for treatment of CDGs and other inborn errors of metabolism. She is also a member of the medical advisory committee of CDG-Care, a patient advocacy group for individuals with congenital disorders of glycosylation.