Robert P. Lam, MD FAAEM

At-Large Board Member, AAEM

Robert Lam, MD FAAEM is a partner with Emergency Physician Specialists a democratic independent group in Colorado Springs. Dr. Lam also serves as the Director of Physician Wellness for UCHealth in the Southern Region. He launched an organizational wellness program for physicians that includes an individual resilience curriculum, peer support program, social connectedness and collegiality program and excellence in communication training to promote enhanced patient and clinican experiences. He leads efforts to promote physician well-being and engagement throughout the health system in southern Colorado.

Dr. Lam is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and directs the medical education programs for Emergency Medicine Specialists. He attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City and completed his emergency medicine residency at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. He has received the CU Golden Stethoscope Award for Outstanding Clinical Preceptor in Emergency Medicine. Dr Lam has spoken nationally on topics of physician well-being and medical education.

Dr. Lam has been very active in organized medicine. He served as Founder and Chair of the Wellness Committee for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine from 2015 to 2021. As chair he led the committee to launch a resilience curriculum for the Scientific Assembly, started a resilience column in EM News, authored multiple position statements and joined a national collaboration of all EM organizations to create National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. Dr Lam was the recipient of the AAEM James Keaney Leadership award in 2021 for his contributions to AAEM.