Dr. Lau graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with Honors. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and graduated in 1991. He subsequently completed his General Surgery residency in Portland, Oregon at the Legacy Emanuel/Kaiser Integrated Program. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
In private practice in Renton since 1996, Dr. Lau transitioned to Southlake Clinic in 2013 before joining Valley Medical Center in 2017. He is board certified in General Surgery and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Lau’s practice also encompasses hernia, gastrointestinal, endocrine and thoracic procedures.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lau has also been very active in medical staff affairs at Valley Medical Center. He has served in various capacities, including Director of Trauma Services, Chief of Surgery and Medical Staff Chief. Dr. Lau’s focus is compassionate, quality, surgical care at the patient level, as well as at the organizational level.
Dr. Lau and his wife consider it a blessing to raise their grade school-aged twins in the beautiful Northwest. In his free time, Dr. Lau enjoys running, cycling, church ministry and cheering on Seattle’s sports teams.