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Associate Professor Carolyn Lam Su Ping



Consultant Department of Cardiology, NUHCS
Associate Professor Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Programme Director Women's Heart Health Clinic Programme, NUHCS



A/Prof Carolyn Lam is presently a Consultant at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. Her concurrent appointments are Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, National University of Singapore and Programme Director for Women's Heart Health in NUHCS.


A/Prof Carolyn Lam graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1998 and did her Cardiology Fellowship at the Cardiac Department of NUH from 2001-2004. Following that, she went on to Mayo Clinic and pursued her Research Fellowship at the Cardiorenal Laboratory, Heart Failure Fellowship at the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Advanced Cardiology and Master of Biomedical Sciences. 


Other positions held by A/Prof Carolyn Lam are Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Section of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Boston University School of Medicine. 



Specialty Interest(s):


  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Disease in women
  • Echocardiography
  • Clinical Trials



Awards & Honors

  • L'Oreal Women in Science, 2012
  • InterAcademy Medical Panel Young Physician Leader (World Health Summit, Berlin), 2012
  • National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Award, 2010
  • European Society of Cardiology Moderated Poster Award Winner, 2010
  • National Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Award, 2010
  • Evans Department of Medicine Research Days, Boston University School of Medicine (3rd Prize for Clinical/Patient Based Research), 2009
  • American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, 2008
  • Jay N Cohn New Investigator Clinical/ Integrative Physiology Award Competition (First prize), 2006
  • Liew Weng Chee Scholarship
  • China Medical Board Scholarship
  • Singapore Cardiac Society Young Investigator Award (First prize), 2004



Professional Memberships

  • Member, Singapore Cardiac Society, Singapore
  • Member, ASEAN Federation of Cardiology
  • Member, Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Member, European Society of Cardiology



Research Interests:

  • Heart Failure
  • Clinical Trials
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Echocardiography
  • Biomarkers



Current and Previous Support from NMRC or other sources

  • Principal Investigator, Asian Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure (ASIAN-HF) study: First prospective multinational heart failure study across 10 nations in Asia-Pacific; Boston Scientific Investigator Sponsored Research Program
  • Principal Investigator, Theme 1 of Biomarkers and Management of Cardiovascular Disease: Singapore Heart Failure Outcomes and Phenotypes (the "SHOP" study); Nation-wide heart failure study in Singapore; National Medical Research Council
  • Principal Investigator, Outcome in Patients with Heart Failure with a Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (the “PEOPLE” study); A*STAR-NZ HRC
  • Principal Investigator, Mechanistic Sub-Studies in SHOP and Early Phase Clinical Trials; Clinician Scientist Award
  • Co-investigator, Genetic Predilection, Epigenetic Change, MicroRNA Profiling and Experimental Therapies in Heart Failure: Theme 1 Genetic Markers for Heart Failure; National Medical Research Council Translational & Clinical Research (TCR) Flagship Programme




1. Carolyn S.P. Lam, Peter E. Carson, Inder S. Anand, Thomas S. Rector, Michael Kuskowski, Michel Komajda, Robert S. McKelvie, John J.McMurray, Michael R. Zile, Barry M. Massie, Dalane W. Kitzman. Sex Differences in Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in Elderly Patients with Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction: The I-PRESERVE Trial. Circulation Heart Failure 2012 In press


2. Carolyn S.P. Lam, Dirk L. Brutsaert. Endothelial Dysfunction: A Pathophysiologic Factor In Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 In press


3. Carolyn S.P. Lam, William C. Little. Sex and Cardiovascular Risk: Are Women Advantaged Or Men Disadvantaged? Circulation. 2012 Jul 24.


4. Rajalakshmi Santhanakrishnan, Jenny PC Chong, Tze P Ng, Lieng H Ling, David Sim, Kui Toh G Leong, Daniel Yeo, Hean Y Ong, Fazlur Jaufeerally, Raymond Wong, Chai Ping, Adrian F Low, Arthur Mark Richards, Carolyn SP Lam. Growth Differentiation Factor 15, ST2, high sensitivity Troponin T and N-terminal pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide in Heart Failure with Preserved versus Reduced Ejection Fraction. Eur J Heart Fail. 2012 Aug 5.


5. Shir Lynn Lim, John J. Atherton, Carolyn S.P. Lam. Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Current Perspectives. ASEAN Heart Journal 2012

6. Carolyn S.P. Lam, Asya Lyass, Elisabeth Kraigher-Krainer, Joseph M. Massaro, Douglas S. Lee, Jennifer E. Ho, Daniel Levy, Margaret M. Redfield, Burkert M. Pieske, Emelia J. Benjamin, Ramachandran S. Vasan. Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Dysfunction as Precursors of Heart Failure with Reduced and Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Community. Circulation. 2011 Jul 5;124(1):24-30


7. Carolyn S.P. Lam, Susan Cheng, Andrea D. Coviello, Martin G. Larson, Joanne M. Murabito, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Shalender Bhasin, Elizabeth L. McCabe, Karen K. Miller, Margaret M. Redfield, Ramachandran S. Vasan, Thomas J. Wang. Influence of Sex and Hormone Status on Circulating Natriuretic Peptides. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;58:618–26


8. Carolyn S.P. Lam. The Socioeconomics of Hyertension: How $50 000 May Buy A Drop In Blood Pressure. Invited editorial in Hypertension. 2011 Aug;58(2):140-1


9. Selma F Mohammed; Jimmy R Storlie; Elise A Oehler; Lorna A Bowen; Josef Korinek; Carolyn Lam; Robert D Simari; John C Burnett, Jr.; Margaret M Redfield. Variable Phenotype in Murine Transverse Aortic Constriction (TAC). Cardiovasc Pathol. 2011 Jul 14.


10. From AM, Lam CS, Pitta SR, Kumar PV, Balbissi KA, Booker JD, Singh IM, Sorajja P, Reeder GS, Borlaug BA. Bedside assessment of cardiac hemodynamics: the impact of noninvasive testing and examiner experience. Am J Med. 2011 Nov;124(11):1051-7



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