Kenneth Lam, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics

Medical School:
  • MD, The University of Western Ontario - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (2014)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of California, San Francisco (2021)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSc (Hons), Stanford University (CA) (2009)
  • University of Toronto, Internal Medicine (2017)
  • University of Toronto, Geriatric Medicine (2019)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Geriatrics

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • New Investigator Award, American Geriatrics Society (2021)
  • MSTAR Best Clinical Mentor, University of California, San Francisco (2019)


  • Simning A, Caprio TV, Lam K. Older Adults Receiving Rehabilitation Services Are More Likely to Get Bathing and Toileting Equipment Installed. Am J Occup Ther. 2023 Jan 1;77(1). PubMed PMID: 36791425
  • Lam K, Cenzer I, Covinsky KE. Return to community living and mortality after moving to a long-term care facility: A nationally representative cohort study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Feb;71(2):569-576. PubMed PMID: 36420717
  • Lam K, Cenzer I, Levy CR, Matlock DD, Smith AK, Covinsky KE. The Natural History of Disability and Caregiving Before and After Long-Term Care Entry. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 Dec 1;183(12):1295-1303. PubMed PMID: 37930717
  • Lam K, Covinsky KE. Ensuring Assisted Living Provides the Assistance Residents Need. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Sep 1;5(9):e2233877. PubMed PMID: 36173635
  • Lam K, Gan S, Nguyen B, Jing B, Lee SJ. Sliding scale insulin use in a national cohort study of nursing home residents with type 2 diabetes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jul;70(7):2008-2018. PubMed PMID: 35357692
  • Lam K, Haddock L, Yukawa M. More POLST forms are being completed in nursing homes, but is this meaningful?. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jul;70(7):1950-1953. PubMed PMID: 35642687
  • Savage RD, Hardacre K, Bashi AM, Bronskill SE, Faulkner C, Grieve J, Gruneir A, McCarthy LM, Chamberlain SA, Lam K, Stall NM, Zhu L, Rochon PA. Perspectives on ageing: a qualitative study of the expectations, priorities, needs and values of older people from two Canadian provinces. Age Ageing. 2021 Sep 11;50(5):1811-1819. PubMed PMID: 34228777
  • Lam K, Shi Y, Boscardin J, Covinsky KE. Unmet Need for Equipment to Help With Bathing and Toileting Among Older US Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 May 1;181(5):662-670. PubMed PMID: 33749707
  • Lopez AM, Lam K, Thota R. Barriers and Facilitators to Telemedicine: Can You Hear Me Now?. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2021 Mar;41:25-36. PubMed PMID: 34010056
  • Lam K, Lee SJ. Prediabetes-A Risk Factor Twice Removed. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Apr 1;181(4):520-521. PubMed PMID: 33555307
  • Lam K, Lu AD, Shi Y, Covinsky KE. Assessing Telemedicine Unreadiness Among Older Adults in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Oct 1;180(10):1389-1391. PubMed PMID: 32744593
  • Mehta N, Zhu L, Lam K, Stall NM, Savage R, Read SH, Wu W, Pop P, Faulkner C, Bronskill SE, Rochon PA. Health Forums and Twitter for Dementia Research: Opportunities and Considerations. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Dec;68(12):2881-2889. PubMed PMID: 32894780
  • Lam K. Comment on: Antipsychotics and the Risk of Mortality or Cardiopulmonary Arrest in Hospitalized Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Aug;68(8):1880-1881. PubMed PMID: 32462736
  • Savage RD, Visentin JD, Bronskill SE, Wang X, Gruneir A, Giannakeas V, Guan J, Lam K, Luke MJ, Read SH, Stall NM, Wu W, Zhu L, Rochon PA, McCarthy LM. Evaluation of a Common Prescribing Cascade of Calcium Channel Blockers and Diuretics in Older Adults With Hypertension. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 May 1;180(5):643-651. PubMed PMID: 32091538
  • Lam K, Arnold CG, Savage RD, Stall NM, Zhu L, Wu W, Piggott K, Bronskill SE, Rochon PA. Does Physician Retirement Affect Patients? A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Mar;68(3):641-649. PubMed PMID: 31647590
  • Lam K, Rochon PA, Steinman MA. Often Off-label: Questionable Gabapentinoid Use Noted at Hospital Admission Warrants Deprescribing. J Hosp Med. 2019 Sep;14(9):579-580. PubMed PMID: 31507352
  • Lega IC, Bronskill SE, Campitelli MA, Guan J, Stall NM, Lam K, McCarthy LM, Gruneir A, Rochon PA. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and risk of genital mycotic and urinary tract infection: A population-based study of older women and men with diabetes. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2019 Nov;21(11):2394-2404. PubMed PMID: 31264755
  • Lam K, Abrams HB, Matelski J, Okrainec K. Factors associated with attendance at primary care appointments after discharge from hospital: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2018 Oct-Dec;6(4):E587-E593. PubMed PMID: 30510042
  • Lam K, Gandell D. The Top Articles in Geriatrics 2016-2017. Can Geriatr J. 2018 Sep;21(3):210-217. PubMed PMID: 30271509
  • Okrainec K, Lau D, Abrams HB, Hahn-Goldberg S, Brahmbhatt R, Huynh T, Lam K, Bell CM. Impact of patient-centered discharge tools: A systematic review. J Hosp Med. 2017 Feb;12(2):110-117. PubMed PMID: 28182809
  • Fralick M, Lam K, Himmel ME. Toxic Alcohol Calculations and Misinterpretation Of Laboratory Results-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Aug 1;176(8):1229-30. PubMed PMID: 27479670
  • Himmel ME, Lam K, Fralick M. Hemodialysis in a Healthy Patient--A Case of an Erroneous Laboratory Result: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Apr;176(4):431-2. PubMed PMID: 26903235
  • Lam K. "And you, my father, there on the sad height". CMAJ. 2014 Feb 18;186(3):214. PubMed PMID: 24446458
  • Lam K, Hwang SW, Dhalla IA, Hota S, Thorpe K, Palda VA, Brown A, Klein DJ. Creating the right evidence for system change. Healthc Q. 2013;16(3):22-6. PubMed PMID: 24034773
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Professional Memberships

  • American Geriatrics Society, Member
  • Society for General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Commission Committee Member
  • Gerontological Society of America, Member
  • US Deprescribing Network, Junior Investigator
  • Real World Data Scholars Program, Awardee

Practice Locations

UCHealth Seniors Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Geriatric Medicine, Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
  • VA Quality Scholars Program, Specialized Training (2021)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, The University of Western Ontario - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (2014)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of California, San Francisco (2021)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSc (Hons), Stanford University (CA) (2009)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Toronto, Internal Medicine (2017)
  • University of Toronto, Geriatric Medicine (2019)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Geriatrics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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