Dr. Lau is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Urology and Urologic Oncology at City of Hope. His expertise and interests are in minimally invasive approaches to urologic oncology and reconstructive urology. He has lectured and taught numerous surgeons robotic surgery throughout the nation and is the Director of the Fellowship in Urologic Oncology/Robotic Surgery at City of Hope. Dr. Lau also is the Section Head of Retroperitoneal Surgery at City of Hope and serves as a panel member of the NCCN Kidney and Testis Cancer Guideline Committee. Dr. Lau has extensive experience in performing Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Cystectomy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic and Laparoscopic Cytoreductive Radical Nephrectomy, Robotic and Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, and Laparoscopic Renal Cryoablation. Additionally he specializes in Salvage Surgery for Locally recurrent or persistent tumors. He is committed to comprehensive and compassionate urologic care on all his patients, and enjoys establishing a professional and tight knit relationship with his patients. His research focus is developing and reporting on new techniques to improve outcomes. He has written and contributed to a number of journal research articles, book chapters, abstracts and video presentations. In addition he is a reviewer for a number of reviewed journals.
Dr. Lau earned a Bachelors of Arts degree at Whittier College while being a two sport athlete in football and track & field. He then completed his medical doctorate at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at Tufts University, then Urologic Oncology Fellowship at City of Hope. Dr. Lau has been on staff at City of Hope since 2006. He has completed more than 2000 robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. Additionally he is a member of the American Urologic Association, Society of Urologic Oncology, Southwest Oncology Group and the Society of Laparoendoscopic surgeons.