Meet Garrett Lam, MD, FACOG


Dr. Lam is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and is a full professor at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Rochester (NY), completed residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and finished fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Lam is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

At UNC, he participated as lead obstetrical surgeon or primary assistant for their pilot series on fetal myelomeningocele repair. Post fellowship, he traveled to the EU to attend the Eurofetus Consortium’s annual conferences on Twin Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), and completed a mini-sabbatical on laser photocoagulation for treatment of TTTS in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2008, with Dr. William Clewell, he launched the first fetal therapy center in the Southwestern United States: the “Maternal Fetal Center” of Phoenix Perinatal Associates and Banner Good Samaritan, while also serving as division director of maternal fetal medicine at Banner Good Samaritan, and assistant program director of their residency program. In 2011, his family and he moved to Chattanooga, TN where he joined Regional Obstetrical Consultants as associate director of perinatal services. In November 2013, he was appointed permanent chair of the Ob/Gyn department at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. In 2018, he moved to Utah to serve as Chief Medical Officer at Sera Prognostics, then in 2020 returned to full time practice in maternal fetal medicine with both the High Risk Pregnancy Center in Reno and the University of Kentucky.

In 2008, he was presented with the Ob/Gyn Department award for Outstanding Teaching Member of the faculty, and in June 2011, was recognized with a special award for his contributions to resident research and education at Banner Good Samaritan. In June of both 2013 and 2015, he was awarded the ACOG National Teaching Award by the residents and faculty at UTCOM Chattanooga. Yearly, since 2008, he has been selected by his peers at Best Doctors as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” and since 2015, has been named a Castle and Connolly “Top Doctor.”

Dr. Lam’s research efforts focus on preeclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage, and he has been a national and site primary investigator for multiple studies on preeclampsia treatment, preterm labor, fetal anomaly research, aneuploidy screening, and genomic and proteomic medicine. He is published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, JSGI, Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, and the American Journal of Perinatology among others. He has presented at the meetings of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy and the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, and lectured at national conferences on various topics such as fetal surgery, advanced maternal age, amniotic fluid embolism, obesity in pregnancy and bariatric surgery in gravid women.

He has completed the Quality and Patient Safety courses run by ACOG, was a member of UTCOM’s Scientific Review Committee and IRB, and a helped lead Erlanger Hospital’s Ob/Gyn QA/QI committee. He continues to advise public and private companies, contributing to the design and testing of products such as balloon tamponade devices for postpartum hemorrhage, screening tests for preeclampsia, fetal aneuploidy and Rh factor, and proteomic testing for preterm labor.

Outside his professional life, he spends as much time possible with his wife and 3 boys, practicing martial arts, building ugly but functional pinewood derby cars and valiantly resuscitating his dismal golf game.

Board-Certified: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Medical Degree: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

BA: A.B. Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Biology (Honors) and Religious Studies (Graduate with Distinction), Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

Member: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, North American Fetal Therapy Network, International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Presenter: Numerous lectures and abstracts presented at annual meetings and professional societies, including the Annual Meeting of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Annual Phoenix Fetal Echocardiogram Conference, Southeastern Regional Genetics Group Meeting, Advances in Prenatal Molecular Diagnostics Conference, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) World Congress, World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, Federation of Cell Biology and Immunology Societies Annual Meeting, Southeast Perinatal Research Symposium, Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society Meeting, 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Annual Scientific Meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, Strong Children’s Research Center Annual Research Symposium

Author: Numerous articles published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Journal of Perinatology, American Journal of Surgery, Hypertension in Pregnancy, Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, Obstetrics & Gynecology (The Green Journal), The Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation

Awards: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc. (2008-2020); Patients Choice Award, MDx Medical, Inc. (2009-2011); America’s Top Ob/Gyns, Consumers’ Research Council of America (2009-2010); Department Award for Outstanding Contribution to Resident Research and Education, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, Phoenix, AZ (2011); National Faculty Award for Teaching in Graduate Medical Education, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology- Council on Research and Education, University of Tennessee School of Medicine-Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN (2013, 2015); Top Doctor, Castle Connolly (2015-2020); Annual Research Award for the Dept of Ob/Gyn, established in the name of Garrett Lam, MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga (2018)

You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Lam or any of the team at the High Risk Pregnancy Center by calling 702-382-3200 or by using our easy online form.