Dr. Loan Lam, founder and owner of Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Center serving Naples and Marco Island, again has been appointed for a three-year term starting in 2014 to serve on the American Cancer Society (ACS) Florida Division Board of Directors. Dr. Lam is one of three members appointed from Southwest Florida and the only physician from the region. The board comprises 30 members representing an array of different backgrounds and regions in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Doctor Lam is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology followed by graduation from Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences, Miami, in 2004 as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). She completed her internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, in 2007. It was at Yale that she gained extensive knowledge in the podiatric surgical and wound care fields, delving into the complexities of deformities, joint diseases and lesions caused by neuropathy — or more simply, peripheral nerve damage.
Dr. Lam has been an active participant in support of the American Cancer Society since her arrival in Southwest Florida in 2007, serving on last year’s ACS 100th Birthday Committee; Chair of the Marco Island Unit Board of the American Cancer Society; and chair of the 2011 and 2012 Marco Island Relay for Life, one of the top 15 relays events in Florida for the past three years in terms of amount of money raised. She recently completed her term as the Marco Island Noontime Rotary Club President for 2012-2013, and will be the 2014-2015 Assistant Governor for Rotary Area 1.