Raymond W. Lam

Head Clinical Neuroscience
Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine

Phone: 604 822-7325 

Web pages:



  • MD University of British Columbia
  • PDF Univeristy of California, San Diego


  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

Research Interests

Dr. Lam's research examines clinical and neurobiological factors in seasonal, atypical, difficult-to-treat and workplace depression, biological effects of light, clinical trials, clinical guidelines and treatment programs for depression. This work has been supported by many agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, and by industry research grants.

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Dr. Lam is a psychiatrist and Professor and Head of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, UBC Department of Psychiatry. He is internationally recognized as a clinical expert in depression, particularly seasonal, atypical and difficult-to-treat depressions, and his research spans the clinical spectrum from neurobiology to clinical trials of novel treatments. Dr. Lam has written 6 books on depression and has published over 250 scientific papers and book chapters. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching including the Douglas Utting Prize for Depression Research (SMBD-JGH/McGill University), the Scientific Achievement Award (Vancouver Coastal Health), the Medical Alumni Silver Anniversary Leadership Award (UBC), and the Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education (American Psychiatric Association), as well as a Special Recognition Award (Canadian Mental Health Association) for his public education efforts.