Professor Lingam is a Russian graduate and obtained his MD with honours in 1970. He came to the UK as a refugee and worked in the NHS for over 30 years until he retired at age 60 in 2004. He has been a Consultant Paediatrician in Community Child Health in the NHS since 1989 in Redbridge, Harlow, Haringey and Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was trained in paediatric neurology and child development at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Professor Lingam is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and he has been an Examiner of the College for 15 years. He is also a medical assessor at the Appeal Service of the Judiciary. He was appointed as a Regional Medical Appraiser by the Ministry of Judiciary and holds a District Judge status. He has been sworn. He is an expert witness specialising in developmental paediatrics - in particular, cerebral palsy, Down,s syndrome, ADHD, autism and foetal alcohol/anticonvulsant syndrome. His special interest is paediatric epilepsy, immunisation issues and tuberculosis.
Professor Lingam was Professor of Medical Education for St. Eustatius University Medical School and Dean for Europe. He is passionate about medical education - both undergraduate and postgraduate. He was on the Board of Science and also the Board of Medical Education of the British Medical Association for many years. Professor Lingam has widely published and has authored several books. He has set up the Specialist Express Clinic and the Paediatric Chambers to provide the highest standard of expert consultant opinion in Harley Street.
In 2009 Professor Lingam was elected as the Honorary secretary of the Indian Medical Association and he is the Treasurer of the London regional Council of the British Medical Association. He is the President of the International college of Pediatrics