Prof. 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 currently holds the position of Senior Specialist in Urology and Transplant Surgery. In 1995 he was appointed Clinical Lecturer at The Oxford Transplant Centre. His interest in laparoscopic surgery started with live donor nephrectomy hoping to reduce the disincentive for many potential renal donors.
In 1998 he was the first Urologist in Australia to perform laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and later that year performed the first laparoscopic radical nephrectomy in the country. 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 textbooks on laparoscopic donor and radical nephrectomies as well as laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.
Prof. Lau performs Robotic Radical Prostatectomy and is a qualified Robotic Surgeon.