Erek M. Lam, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Chief, Sleep Neurology

Dr. Lam is a general neurologist at UPMC Passavant Outpatient Center (Wexford, PA) who is also trained in sleep medicine and provides expertise in the field of neurology, sleep medicine and sleep conditions as they pertain to neurologic disease.

Education & Training

  • MD, The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin Univer-sity - Chicago, IL, Medicine
  • Resident, Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN, Preliminary Internal Medicine
  • Resident, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN, Neurology
  • Fellow, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN, Sleep Fellowship

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests 

  • Research: General Neurology
  • Clinical: Sleep Medicine Subspecialty Including Narcolepsy, Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome, Parasomnia and REM sleep behavior disorder, Sleep apnea
  • Education: General Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology Board Certified 
  • Sleep Medicine Board Certified 

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Mayo Fellows Association

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Gold Humanism Award, The Chicago Medical School
  • Pittsburgh Magazine “Best Doctors”

Selected Publications

Avila J, Lacomis D, Lam EM. Neuralgic Amyotrophy associated with Hepatitis E virus infection: First case in the United States. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2016;18(2):96-100

Kolla B, Lam EM, Olson EJ, Morgenthaler T. Patient safety incidents during overnight polysomnography: A five-year observational cohort study. J Clin Sleep Med 2013; 9(11):1201-5

Lam EM, Shepard PW, St. Louis EK, Dueffert LG, Sloumb N, McCarter SJ, Silber MH, Boeve BF, Milone M. Restless legs syndrome, daytime fatigue, and poor sleep quality are common in myotonic dystrophy type 2. Neurology 2013; 81(2):157-164

Shepard P, Lam EM, St. Louis EK, Dominik J. Sleep Disturbances in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2. Eur Neurol 2012; 68:377-380

Lam EM, Worrell GA, Laughlin RS. Semiology of a rare seizure subtype piloerection. Arch Neurol 2010; 67(12):1524-7