Christopher Lau, MD

Christopher Lau, MD Specialties: Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Christopher Lau, MD
Specialties: Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
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56-45 Main Street
Briarwood, NY 11435
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    525 East 68th Street
    New York, NY 10065

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About Christopher Lau, MD

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 open and 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, valve sparing procedures can often be performed, 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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital


  • Aneurysm of Heart

  • Aneurysm Stent Grafting

  • Aortic and Mitral

  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

  • Aortic Arch Surgery

  • Aortic Dissection Repair

  • Aortic Root Replacement

  • Aortic Stent Graft

  • Aortic Valve Repair

  • Aortic Valve Surgery

  • Bloodless Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)

  • Cardiac Bypass Surgery

  • Cardiac Surgery

  • Cardiac Tumor

  • Cardiac Valve Surgery

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • ECMO Procedure

  • Endovascular Repair For Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Endovascular Stent Graft Repair of Descending Thoracic Aorta

  • Heart Valve Repair

  • Heart Valve Replacement

  • Minimally Invasive Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Mitral Valve Repair (Complex)

  • Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Open Heart Surgery

  • Pericardial Disease

  • Structural Heart Disease

  • Thoracic Aortic Surgery

  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

  • Valve Replacement

  • Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

Christopher Lau, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Surgery