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Dr. Christine Lau is a thoracic surgeon at the University of Virginia Health System and professor of surgery in the Division of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Virginia. Dr. Lau is well-versed in all aspects of general surgery and thoracic surgery, and has been frequently recognized as a top thoracic surgeon in her region and nationally.

Throughout her career spanning over two decades, Dr. Lau has been involved in numerous clinical studies. She has authored and coauthored several chapters in medical textbooks, including articles on mediastinal diseases and lung volume reduction. Her work has been published in top medical publications such as the Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery and the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Main Speciality: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, non-small cell lung cancer, indeterminate lung nodules, chronic lung transplant rejection, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung transplant, VATS lobectomy and thymoma.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification in Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification in Thoracic Surgery, Top Cancer Doctor in America Award, Top Doctor in America Award, John Kirklin Fellowship recipient from the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, member of American College of Surgeons, member of Society of Thoracic Surgeons, member of Women in Thoracic Surgery, member of the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, member of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from Dartmouth Medical School
  • Residency in Surgery at Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine

Publications:
Marginal pulmonary function should not preclude lobectomy in selected patients with non-small cell lung cancerThe Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. February 2014;147(2):738-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.09.064

Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and tumor marker expression in non-small cell lung cancerThe Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. January 2009;137(1):43-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.10.014

Does reperfusion injury still cause significant mortality after lung transplantation? The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. March 2009;137(3):688-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.11.007

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