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Dr. David Lam, Board Secretary

Biography:

Doctor David M. Lam received his MD degree from the University of Minnesota in 1972, and earned a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas in 1979. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine as a specialist in Aerospace Medicine, is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physician Executives, and has also been elected an Academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. In the United Kingdom, he is also listed on the Specialist Register as a specialist in Aerospace Medicine. He is licensed/registered as a physician both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. After 30 years of active military service, Doctor Lam retired from the Army in 2001, and then served as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine until 2011, from which position he was seconded to the U.S. Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) in Ft. Detrick, Maryland. He worked primarily in the areas of telemedicine standardisation, project development, and deployment of systems, mostly in the NATO and Partnership For Peace nations. He served as the Secretary for the NATO Telemedicine Expert Team, which was charged with developing policies and procedures which would enhance the multinational interoperability of Telemedicine systems in a multinational operational environment. He served concurrently as the TATRC European Liaison Officer, responsible for maintaining links to medical researchers in Europe, including with the NATO Medical Community, the European Space Agency, and the European Commission. A well-known lecturer on multiple subjects, including Aeromedical Evacuation and the history of Military Medicine, he has received the Marie Marvingt award for excellence in Aviation Medicine Education from the Aerospace Medical Association and the French Society of Aviation and Space Medicine.