Clayton S. Lau, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
Areas of Expertise
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
Research Focus
  • Improving laparoscopic and robotically-assisted procedures for genitourinary cancers
  • Improving quality of life for urologic cancer patients
Other Languages Spoken
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese

At City of Hope since 2006, Clayton S. Lau, M.D., specializes in minimally invasive approaches to urologic oncology and reconstructive urology. He has performed over 3,500 robotic and laparoscopic procedures. He has also trained numerous surgeons in robotic surgery throughout the U.S.

Dr. Lau is known for the close, professional relationship he establishes with his patients. He goes the extra mile to make sure they know everything they need to know about their urologic malignancy treatment options – and that includes getting a second opinion.

“Second opinions are very important for any patient who has been diagnosed with cancer,” he says. “I see about 20 to 30 second-opinion patients per month.”

  • 2017 - present, Pauline & Martin Collins Family Chair in Urology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2017 - present, Chief, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2015 - 2017, Interim Chief, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2011 - Present, Director, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery Fellowship Program, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2011 - Present, Surgical Director, Kidney Cancer Program, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2011 - Present, Panel Member NCCN Guideline Committee for Kidney and Testis Cancer
  • 2006 - Present, Urologic Oncologist, City of Hope, Duarte, and South Pasadena, CA
  • 2004 - 2005, Clinical Instructor, Urology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urology and Urologic Cancers



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  • M.D. - 2000, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
  • B.A. biology - 1995, Whittier College, Whittier, CA


  • 2005-2006, Urologic Oncology Fellowship, City of Hope, Duarte, CA


  • 2001-2005, Tufts University Program in Urology, Urology Residency


  • 2000-2001, Tufts-New England Medical Center, General Surgery Internship
  • Diplomate, American Board of Urology
  • California Medical License
  • State of California Fluoroscopy Operator

Information listed here is obtained from Pubmed, a public database; City of Hope is not responsible for its accuracy.

  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • American Urological Association
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Los Angeles Urologic Society
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek
  • General Surgery Teaching Award-Tufts University School of Medicine
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