Christopher Lau, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA

Dr. Christopher Lau is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Lau completed his undergraduate studies at New York University where he obtained degrees in Philosophy and Psychology. He then earned his medical degree at Downstate Medical Center, where he was recruited to stay to complete his General Surgery residency. During this time, he received multiple awards including the Thomas W. Pollock Award for professionalism, compassion and dedication. Subsequently, he completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then remained at Weill Cornell for an Advanced Cardiovascular/Aortic Aneurysm Surgery Fellowship and was recruited to stay on staff as an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Lau takes a particular interest in surgery of the aorta and aortic aneurysms. He assists in managing the aortic aneurysm surgery center and performs a variety of standard open surgery and minimally invasive endovascular stent-grafting procedures related to the aorta. He and his team are experienced in managing problems in any part of the aorta extending from the aortic root to the ascending aorta, aortic arch, descending thoracic aorta, thoracoabdominal aorta, and infrarenal abdominal aorta down to the bifurcation. Dr. Lau’s interests also include all aspects of adult cardiac surgery.