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Heather Lau, MD, MS

Assistant Professor Adjunct

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Heather Lau, MD, MS


Heather Lau, M.D. M.S. is a board certified neurologist with special qualifications in child neurology. Dr. Lau received her bachelor of science with honors from Cornell University and a master of science in biochemistry and molecular biology from New York Medical College. She went on to receive her doctorate of medicine from the University of Rochester. She trained in pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center and completed her child neurology training as well as additional fellowship training in Neurogenetics from New York University. Previously, Dr. Lau was assistant professor in Child Neurology at NYU School of Medicine and the Director of the NYU Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program at NYU Langone Health and associate director of the Division of Neurogenetics where she maintained a large and diverse practice of patients with rare, inherited disorders of the nervous system with a special interest in lysosomal storage disorders and leukodystrophies. Dr. Lau is currently adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Digestive Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine. She is actively engaged in clinical research in lysosomal disorders and has been a principal investigator for over 30 clinical interventional trials and disease registries evaluating enzyme replacement therapies, small molecules, and gene therapy

Education & Training

  • Neurogenetics Fellow
    New York University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Child Neurology Fellow
    New York University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Resident Physician
    Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center (2007)
  • MD
    University of Rochester School of Medicine (2005)
  • MS
    New York Medical College, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2000)
  • BS (Hon)
    Cornell University, Biology (1998)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology with Special Qual in Child Neurology

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