Professor Howard Lau


Suite 12, Westmead Private Hospital, Cnr Mons and Darcy Roads, Westmead, NSW 2145

Suite 304, Level 3, Macquarie University Clinic, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie Park 2109


Urologist Transplant Surgeon

Professor Howard Lau graduated from the Medical School of The Sydney University in 1986 and received his postgraduate urological training in several hospitals in Sydney, including Westmead Hospital; where he is now the Head of Department; in Robotic and Urology. He is the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee, of Westmead Private Hospital and an examiner of The Royal Australian College of Surgeons. In 1991 his interest in Laparoscopic surgery started with a live donor nephrectomy, hoping to reduce the disincentive for many potential renal donors.

He was the first Urologist in Australia to perform a Laparoscopic donor Nephrectomy and later that year performed the first Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy in the country. In 2016, he performed the first Robotic Renal Transplant.

Prof Lau has been actively involved in the training and development of Laparoscopic urology in Australia. He has been invited to lecture and demonstrate surgery in numerous workshops and conferences both in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. He has also written chapters on International Urological Surgery in textbooks on Laparoscopic donor and Radical Nephrectomies as well as Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy.

Prof. Lau has performed over 1000 complex Robotic surgeries and is a qualified Robotic teacher to other surgeons.

He specialises in kidney, prostate and adrenal surgeries.


Dr Farzan Bahin