Dr. Christopher Lau, MD

Dr. Christopher Lau, MD

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36 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Lau, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

525 E 68th St # M-404

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • SelectCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
more than 96% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
normal
more than 59% of peers
Vascular Disease
normal
more than 59% of peers

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Dr. Lau's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lau "Dr. Christopher Lau is an 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. In the aortic root, he can perform valve sparing aortic root reconstructions, which provide a durable result while keeping the patient's own valve, or if the valve must be changed, a variety of biologic or mechanical composite valve-grafts are used. For aortic arch aneurysms, part or all of the arch can be replaced with proven effective brain protection techniques. Any part of the thoracic, thoracoabdominal, or abdominal aorta can be stented or replaced with conventional surgery depending on each individual patient's anatomic needs. Dr. Lau's interests also include all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. He has extensive experience in coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), multiple arterial bypass grafting, use of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA), use of radial artery conduits, structural heart disease, aortic stenosis, aortic insufficiency, bicuspid aortic valves, aortic valve repair/replacement, mitral stenosis, mitral insufficiency, mitral valve repair/replacement, aortic aneurysm repair, aortic root replacement (Bentall procedure), valve-sparing aortic root replacement (David procedure), descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm surgery, thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), aortic dissections, cardiac tumors, cardiac assist devices, LVAD, ECMO, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (Maze), and cardiac complications of connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lau ""I take great pride in being a cardiac surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian Hospital, as I am practicing with a group of the finest cardiac and thoracic surgeons in the country. I am committed to providing excellent comprehensive care to all of our patients and I emphasize a patient-centered approach, striving to provide the best care possible for each patient's individual needs. This is made possible by our group's distinguished ability to take care of the most complex situations at any time of the day or night and the fantastic staff, including the nurses, anesthesiologists, critical care team, surgeons, and technicians at all levels.""

3  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Root Dilation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
  • Vascular Disease
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59  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lau has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lau's Reviews

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EXCELLENT!!!
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One of the best doctors I have ever had. He saved my heart, he did everything to repair my valve, insted of just replacing it. I AM VERY GREATFUL!
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I learned after a CT scan that I had an ascending aorta aneurysm 4cm which scared me. I met with Dr. Lau and my fears quickly diminished. I spoke with him and he was very reassuring and knowledgeable. Dr. Lau answered all of my questions with patience and clarity. Thankfully I was not in need of...Read More
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Met with him may12.. He is a great listener ..co.forting a d kind..very knowledgeable.
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