• Lam, Pei-Yoong


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital

    Pediatrician, Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents

    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    (605) 875-2000
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address
    BC Children's Hospital
    4500 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    Eating disorders in children and adolescents, clinical outcomes and psychophysiology
    The Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children & Adolescents, based at BC Children's Hospital, employs evidence-based therapies in the treatment of youth with eating disorders. As the lead pediatrician in this program, I am involved in creating treatment guidelines for the hospital and the province, and reviewing outcomes of youth receiving treatment in this program. I am also interested in the medical complications in youth who develop eating disorders and how we can better monitor and treat these complications.
    Current Projects
    1. Metabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications
    2. Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of the Current Medical Stabilization Protocol for Anorexia Nervosa Patients Admitted to BC Children’s Hospital.
    Selected Publications

    Whitelaw, M, Gilbertson, H, Lam, PY, and Sawyer, SM. Does Aggressive Refeeding in Hospitalized Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa Result in Increased Hypophosphatemia? Journal of Adolescent Health (2010) 1–6. (CA, IF = 2.748, citations = 34) PMID: 20472215

    Whitehouse SR, Lam PY, Balka E, MacLellan S, Deevska M, Penn D, Issenman R, Paone M. Co-Creation With TickiT: Design and Evaluation of a Clinical eHealth Platform for the Youth, Journal of Medical Internet Research 2013 (Oct 18); 2(2):e42. (SA, IF = 4.7, citations = 3) PMID: 24140595 

    Coelho JS, Kumar A, Kilvert, M, Kunkel L & Lam P-Y, Male Youth with Eating Disorders: Clinical and Medical Characteristics of a Sample of Inpatients. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention 00:1–7, 2015 (SA, IF = 0.00, citations = 0) PMID: 25826290 

    Escudero CA, Potts JE, De Souza AM, Lam PY, Sandor GGS, Children’s Heart Center, British Columbia Children’s Hospital. An Echocardiographic Study of Left Ventricular Cardiac Size and Function in Adolescent Females with Anorexia Nervosa.  European Eating Disorders Review 24 (2016) 26–33 (CA, IF = 2.461, citations = 0) PMID: 26449643 

    Padfield GJ, Escudero CA, Steinberg C,  Gibbs K, Lam PY, Sanatani S, Sherwin E, DeSouza A, Potts JE, Sandor G, Krahn AD, Characterization of Myocardial Repolarization Reserve in Adolescent Females with Anorexia Nervosa. Circulation In press, available online Jan 2016 PMID: 26769740 

    BCHMSUS 2011 CWMH Internal Grant Competition  $30,000 (2011-ongoing)  

    Swiss Foundation of Anorexia Nervosa Annual Grant Competition $180,000 (2015 for 3 years) (PI: J Coelho, Co investigator: Pei-Yoong Lam)

    Honours & Awards
    Research Group Members
    • Katie Coopersmith
    • Mackenzie Robertson
    • Mikyla Janzen
    • Sofie Lopez
    • Elizabeth DeKlerk