Dr Lam Pin Min has been the Senior Minister of State for Health and Transport since 1 May 2017.
He was first elected as a Member of Parliament for the Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the 2006 General Elections. He was re-elected in 2011 and subsequently in the 2015 General Elections as the Member of Parliament for the Sengkang West Single Member Constituency (SMC).
Dr Lam was the Deputy Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health from July 2006 to July 2008, before assuming the post of Chairman from May 2009 to May 2014. He was subsequently appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Health from August 2014 to April 2017.
Dr Lam was trained as an Aviation Medicine Specialist and had obtained his postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 1997. He served as a Flight Surgeon with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) from 1995 to 2003.
He also holds a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). As a trained surgeon and specialist in paediatric ophthalmology, he worked at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital from 2005 to 2013, before going into private practice in 2014. He is currently a Visiting Senior Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre.
Dr Lam is married with two daughters.