Carla Lamb, M.D. is currently the director of Interventional Pulmonology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. She is also co-director and co-founder of the Lahey Clinic Multi-Disciplinary Thoracic Oncology Center. Dr. Lamb has a primary interest in early diagnosis and treatments for both benign and malignant thoracic and pleural diseases. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She received her medical residency training and pulmonary / critical care fellowship training at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California where she also served on active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. She completed an additional one year fellowship at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Interventional Pulmonology. She holds a number of leadership positions in this field with both national and international organizations including board member and educational chairperson for the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. She has also served on the steering committee for the Interventional Pulmonary Network of the American College of Chest Physicians. She is served on the editorial board and a peer reviewer of the Chest journal, Journal of Bronchology, and Respirology. She has also been an active member of the ACCP expert panel for guidelines for sedation and analgesia for bronchoscopy as well as development of the educational curriculum for interventional pulmonary fellowships. She is also one of the founding members of the Association for Interventional Pulmonary Program Directors ( AIPPD) which serves as a board to further standardization in pulmonary procedures in nationwide interventional pulmonary fellowship programs. She is the Vice President of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.
Dr. Lamb is actively has participated in a number of clinical research projects spanning bronchial thermoplasty for treatment of asthma, comparative trials of treatment modalities for malignant pleural effusions, evaluation of new technologies for earlier bronchoscopic identification of early stages of lung cancer. She also worked in collaboration with MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts with genetic analysis of pleural fluid and serum for possible future development of less invasive diagnostic tools for identifying cancer and response to systemic therapies. She is recognized internationally as an expert in her field.
She has also published original research, reviews, textbook chapters, along with guideline development for pulmonary procedures and lung cancer management. She is currently involved with the American College of Chest Physicians in development of a more standardized approach utilizing less invasive procedures with advanced technology to diagnose and treat lung cancer endoscopically.
She is one of the co-founders of the Multi-Disciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic and Director of Interventional Pulmonary Medicine as well as the Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program Director at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Lamb is on the steering committee of the Lahey Lung Screening Program and Research committee as well as the one of the Founding Board of Directors for the Rescue Lung Society. Dr. Lamb co –founded Women in Interventional Pulmonology. She is an internationally recognized educator, speaker and researcher in interventional pulmonology, lung cancer screening, early detection of lung cancer utilizing biomarker technology, minimally invasive diagnosis and management of pulmonary nodules, and gender differences in lung cancer. She has co-authored the American Thoracic Society/ American College of Chest Physicians policy statement on implementation of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening programs in clinical practice as well as the American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy. She has served on the national Chest Bronchoscopy Simulation Task Force. She is Associate Director of the Lahey Simulation Center and is one of the key clinical faculty in the Lahey simulation center and has developed numerous curriculum and procedure based guidelines in bronchoscopy, image guided thoracic procedure simulation training and interventional pulmonology training. She is also the recipient of the following prestigious awards to include: the Pasquale Ciaglia Memorial Award in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, the Chadwick Medal for meritorious contributions in pulmonary medicine, and the Sam Moschella Educator of the Year.