Grace Lam

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Cystic fibrosis Sex disparity Cystic fibrosis related diabetes Pulmonary Exacerbations


I am an academic pulmonologist specializing in the care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). I completed my MD/PhD training at the University of Toronto, residency and fellowship at the University of Alberta and CF training at the University of British Columbia.

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests include Cystic Fibrosis and general pulmonary medicine. 


CF is an autosomal recessive genetic condition that affects multiple organs in the body, including the lungs and pancreas. Affecting more than 4000 individuals in Canada, CF is often associated with frequent pulmonary exacerbations and development of complications such as CF related diabetes (CFRD), resulting in a significant degree of morbidity and mortality, particularly in women with CF.

My research focus includes:

  • CFRD screening and diagnostics
  • Sex-disparities in clinical outcomes between women and men with CF
  • Infection and inflammatory processes driving recurrent pulmonary exacerbations in CF lung disease

I am always looking for new opportunities for potential collaborations

Featured Publications

Beaudry R.I., Brotto A.R., Varughese R.A., de Waal S., Fuhr D.P., Damant R.W., Ferrara G., Lam G.Y., Smith M.P., Stickland M.K.

Frontiers in Physiology. 2022 July; 13 10.3389/fphys.2022.917886

Lam G.Y., Befus D., Damant R.W., Ferrara G., Fuhr D.P., Laratta C.R., Lau A., Stickland M.K., Varughese R.A., Wong E.Y., Smith M.P.

JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. 2022 May; 291 (5):694-697 10.1111/joim.13427

Soril L.J.J., Damant R.W., Lam G.Y., Smith M.P., Weatherald J., Bourbeau J., Hernandez P., Stickland M.K.

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE. 2022 March; 195 10.1016/j.rmed.2022.106782

Estey M.P., Tahooni T., Nelson T.N., Parker M.L., Agbor T.A., Yang H.M., Jen R., Barakauskas V.E., Lam G.Y., Matthews A., Mattman A.

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY. 2021 September; 11 (1) 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2021.05.002

Lam G.Y., Befus A.D., Damant R.W., Ferrara G., Fuhr D.P., Stickland M.K., Varughese R.A., Wong E.Y., Smith M.P.

RESPIRATORY RESEARCH. 2021 August; 22 (1) 10.1186/s12931-021-01814-9

Lam G.Y., Desai S., Fu J., Hu X.Y., Jang J., Goshtasebi A., Kalyan S., Quon B.S.

Scientific Reports. 2021 July; 11 (1) 10.1038/s41598-021-94883-1

Desai S., Stanojevic S., Lam G.Y., Stephenson A.L., Quon B.S.

CHEST. 2021 February; 160 (1):65-73 10.1016/j.chest.2021.02.015

Lam GY, Goodwin J, Wilcox PG, Quon BS.

European Respiratory Journal: Open Research . 2021 January; 7 (1) 10.1183/23120541.00475-2020