Dr. Lau is a nationally renowned thoracic and lung transplant surgeon who is widely regarded for her leadership in the field of thoracic surgery. She specializes in the treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer, non-cancerous thoracic disorders and lung transplantation.
Her clinical interest parallels and complements her laboratory interests. Her research laboratory has had a long-standing interest in adenosine analogs and lung transplant injury and repair.
Dr. Lau received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School graduating top of her class. She completed her general and thoracic residency at Duke. Dr. Lau completed her cardiothoracic surgery and lung transplantation fellowships at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Lau was on faculty at the University of Virginia where she was the George Minor Professor and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery before coming to University of Maryland to be Chair of the Department in 2019. While at the University of Virginia she obtained her MBA degree. Dr. Lau currently is the Robert W. Buxton Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Surgeon-in-Chief at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. Lau was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Transplant-Lung by Baltimore magazine in 2020.
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Dartmouth Medical School, 1995
Duke University Medical Center, 2002
Washington University School of Medicine - Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2005
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 2007
American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2003
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UM St. Joseph Medical Center
University of Maryland Medical Center