Prof. Sandi LamUSA
Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
Current Position
2019-present to present Division Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lurie Children's Hospital
2019-present to present Professor and Vice-Chair, Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2013-2019 to present Pediatric Neurosurgery, Texas Children's Hospital; Baylor College of Medicine
Academic Experiences
2019 - presentDivision Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lurie Children's Hospital
2019 - presentProfessor and Vice-Chair, Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2013 - 2019Pediatric Neurosurgery, Texas Children's Hospital; Baylor College of Medicine
Professional Experiences
2019 - presentDivision Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Lurie Children's Hospital
2019 - presentProfessor and Vice-Chair, Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2013 - 2019Pediatric Neurosurgery, Texas Children's Hospital; Baylor College of Medicine
2011 - 2013Pediatric Neurosurgery/Neurosurgery, University of Chicago
Specialty & Expertise
pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric epilepsy surgery, pediatric cerebrovascular surgery, health services research, healthcare economics, comparative effectiveness research
About Me
Dr. Lam's clinical focus encompasses pediatric epilepsy surgery and cerebrovascular surgery with expertise in surgical innovation, neuroendoscopy, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and development of multidisciplinary patient-centered clinical programs including access to Phase 1/2 clinical trials.

Her academic research program is based on health services research with aspects of quality improvement and data analytics to understand and improve health care utilization and delivery. She conducts comparative effectiveness research for the treatment of epilepsy, defining and measuring outcomes that matter to patients and families. This in-depth quantitative and qualitative focus intersects with health policy and advocacy. In addition, she is active in global neurosurgery, building capacity for pediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy care through international collaborations.