Lam Do, M.D. (Superhero Captain A’marrow’ca)
I was born in Vietnam and I am fluent in Vietnamese. Along with my family, I came to the United States at the age of nine. My hometown is Oklahoma City. My undergraduate work in zoology was at the University of Oklahoma (Go Sooners!). I went to medical school in the Bronx, New York, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. My residency in internal medicine was in San Jose, California at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Stanford University. I was in private practice for 17 years in San Jose before joining Kaiser Permanente in Southern California.
Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to be a physician. I wanted to help people when I grew up. All of my training, experience, and knowledge did not prepare me for the time when my 18-month old son developed leukemia. We have had many miracles in this journey and our son is alive and thriving today after a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor, four days before his second birthday. I am humbled by our experience.
About My Practice
I am an internal medicine physician who specializes in the care of the adult members. As a physician, I believe that taking care of your health is a team effort. It’s a collaboration between the member, the physician, and the health care team. I feel honored to have the opportunity to help take care of my patients/members and to help them stay healthy.
How I Thrive
I thrive by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and “living in the moment.” I have more hobbies than time; I love to play basketball and have a passion for bicycling, gardening, and growing orchids. I treasure spending family time with my wife and two kids and watching them grow.”
Seattle Police Department’s Randy Yamanaka with Luke Do in 2006. Yamanaka saved Do’s life through a bone marrow donation.
(Photo provided by Seattle Police Department)