Dr. Andrew S. Lamb has been accepted as “Best in Medicine” by the American Health Council in recognition of his lifetime commitment to the medical profession. Having amassed over 34 years of service and an impressive educational history, Dr. Lamb is one of the industry’s finest, always striving to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Having completed his undergraduate degree in Spanish and Chemistry from United States Military Academy in 1977 and receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps, he was stationed in the Federal Republic of Germany with the 73rd Signal Battalion. He served there until 1980 at which time he received an Army Health
Care Professions Scholarship to complete his MD at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He graduated in 1984 and began his residency in Internal Medicine at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center located in Augusta, GA completing it in 1987.
Upon finishing his training, he served 5 years as an Internist at Blanchfeld Army Hospital at Ft. Campbell, KY. During this time he served as the Chief of Medicine for the 86th Evacuation Hospital during Operation Desert Storm. In 1992 he left the Army to join a private practice, Kernodle Clinic, in Burlington, NC. In 2014 he left clinical medicine after 30 years to assume his current role as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Cone Health. He is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of all physicians. In this role, Dr. Lamb is responsible for upholding the organization’s excellence through the medical staffs and serving as the liaison between the physicians and Senior Administration leaders. The Cone Health System, located Greensboro, North Carolina, is committed to being a national leader in quality, service and cost. It consists of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital, Behavioral Health Hospital, LeBauer HealthCare, MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville and more than 40 outpatient clinics and physician practices. More than we,12, 000 people serve together to provide exceptional care to the people of Guilford, Rockingham, Forsyth, Randolph, and Alamance counties. The organization specializes in providing the highest levels of care in cancer treatment, cardiovascular, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, orthopaedic, and rehabilitation.
In addition, he has led up over 40 medical missions all over the world for Global Health Outreach, the mission arm of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations. He served a total of 11 years on active duty in the US Army. For this distinguished service, he received 2 Meritorious Service medals as well as being awarded the Bronze Star for his exceptional performance of duty during Operation Desert Storm in 1990-91 while deployed in support of the 101st Air Assault Division. Dr. Lamb has served as President of Kernodle Clinic, Chief of Medicine for ARMC, Chief of Staff for ARMC, Associate Professor for UNC School of Nurse Practitioners, Co-Medical Director of Elon University PA School, Co-leader for the Physician Burnout Program at Cone Health and has taught medical students from both UNC and Duke for over 20 years. He is a Member of NC Physician Health Program Board, the NC Physician Health Program Compliance Committee and a Charter Member of NC Consortium for Physician Resiliency and Retention. His outstanding achievements have not gone unrecognized. In addition to his aforementioned military awards, he has received The West Point Society Leadership Award for the Piedmont of NC, is an Honorary Kentucky Colonel, and, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Kernodle Clinic. These awards further demonstrate the physician’s outstanding achievements, dedication to healthcare, and his service to others.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He also is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and member of the NC Medical Society and the Alamance-Caswell County Medical Society. This committed professional’s true passion is teaching, investing, encouraging, and mentoring those coming behind him. Within the next 5 years, he plans to continue to make a difference in the lives of others as well as creating positive change within this industry. Dr. Lamb plans to continue in his current position to help create an environment that empowers all physicians to do what they do best, better and to bring joy back into medicine. He also is working to establish a comprehensive, sustainable, and effective physician burnout program at Cone Health. He attributes his success to the educational and leadership foundation he received from West Point.
Dr. Lamb has been married to his wife Cathy for over 40 years and has 3 sons – Chris Parris-Lamb, Vaughan Lamb, and David Lamb. When he is not busy working, Dr. Lamb enjoys varied hobbies, including fly fishing, fly tying, fly rod building, backpacking, exercising, and reading.
Vice President of Medical Affair at Cone Health
- Cone Health is committed to being a national leader in quality, service and cost.
- Cone Health consists of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital, Behavioral Health Hospital, LeBauer HealthCare, MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville and more than 40 outpatient clinics and physician practices.
- Christian Medical and Dental Association
- Fellow American College of Physicians
- NC Medical Society
- Alamance/Orange County Medical Society