Wilbur Lam

Chief Innovation Officer, PTC

Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD is a biomedical engineer at Emory and Georgia Tech and a clinical pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. His research involves developing and translating innovative micro-engineered and mHealth technologies to advance research and improve the health of children, especially those with blood diseases. One of the more recent innovations that Dr. Lam helped develop is the app AnemoCheck, which allows patients that are suspected of suffering from low blood levels of hemoglobin to test their levels by using photos of their fingernails instead of having to draw blood. Dr. Lam earned his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkley. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Dr. Lam received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Residency in Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lam was the principal investigator for the Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineering Point-Of-Care Technologies’ Pediatric Device Consortium and received the 2019 Frank A. Oski Memorial Lectureship at the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Conference. He was also awarded the Emerging Investigator Award from the NIH, worth $5 million over the next seven years.