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Kelvin Kwan N. Lau, MDkelvin kwan n. lau, md


Assistant Professor, Surgery

Telephone: 215-707-7094

Email: kwan.lau@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplant Program




Educational Background:


BA, Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1999


MD, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, 2004


Residency, Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York, 2009

Fellowship, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 2011


Fellowship, Multi-Organ Transplantation, The Pfleger Liver Institute, The Dumont-UCLA Liver Transplant Center, Los Angeles, California, 2013


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Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Liver transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Liver cancer research
  • Surgical technology development
  • Outcomes research for organ transplantation

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Board Certification(s):

  • American Board of Surgery

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Book Chapters:


Lau KN, Iannitti DA. Microwave ablation and emerging technology. In: Jarnagin WR and Blumgart LH (eds.) Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 5th edition. Elsevier, 2013


Iannitti DA, Lau KN. Laparoscopic Pancreatic Resection. In: John L. Cameron Current Surgical Therapy. Philadelphia: Elsevier. p1286-1289., 2011


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25970511. Lau EY, Wong ML, Lau KN, Hui FW, Tseng CH, Rapid-Eye-Movement-Sleep (REM) Associated Enhancement of Working Memory Performance after a Daytime Nap. PLoS One 10:5(e0125752)2015

26281139. Rao S, Ghanta M, Lee IJ, Gillespie A, Parekh HK, Geier SS, Zeng X, Karachristos A, Lau KN, Karhadkar S, Di Carlo A, Sifontis NM, Constantinescu S, Impact of Donor Specific HLA Antibody Monitoring After Kidney Transplantation. Clin Transpl :(143-51)2014

23302577. Tsirline VB, Lau KN, Swan RZ, Montero PN, Sindram D, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Evaluation of an innovative, cordless ultrasonic dissector. Surg Innov 20:5(524-9)2013 Oct

21985713. Byrd JF, Agee N, Nguyen PH, Heath JJ, Lau KN, McKillop IH, Sindram D, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Evaluation of composite mesh for ventral hernia repair. JSLS 15:3(298-304)2011 Jul-Sep

21762302. Lloyd DM, Lau KN, Welsh F, Lee KF, Sherlock DJ, Choti MA, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, International multicentre prospective study on microwave ablation of liver tumours: preliminary results. HPB (Oxford) 13:8(579-85)2011 Aug

21640917. Swan RZ, Lau KN, Sindram D, Iannitti DA, Martinie JB, Pancreatic resection in a large tertiary care community-based hospital: building a successful pancreatic surgery program. Surg Oncol Clin N Am 20:3(487-500, viii)2011 Jul

21640915. Lau KN, Swan RZ, Sindram D, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Hepatic tumor ablation: application in a community hospital setting. Surg Oncol Clin N Am 20:3(455-66, viii)2011 Jul

21605529. Lau KN, Sindram D, Agee N, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Bile duct injury after single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. JSLS 14:4(587-91)2010 Oct-Dec

21594698. Byrd JF, Agee N, Swan RZ, Lau KN, Heath JJ, Mckillop IH, Sindram D, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Evaluation of absorbable and permanent mesh fixation devices: adhesion formation and mechanical strength. Hernia 15:5(553-8)2011 Oct

21418127. Thompson KJ, Lau KN, Johnson S, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, McKillop IH, Sindram D, Leptin inhibits hepatocellular carcinoma proliferation via p38-MAPK-dependent signalling. HPB (Oxford) 13:4(225-33)2011 Apr

21309936. Sindram D, Swan RZ, Lau KN, McKillop IH, Iannitti DA, Martinie JB, Real-time three-dimensional guided ultrasound targeting system for microwave ablation of liver tumours: a human pilot study. HPB (Oxford) 13:3(185-91)2011 Mar

21265375. Lau KN, Sindram D, Ahrens WA, Agee N, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Gastric elastofibroma. Am Surg 76:12(1446-8)2010 Dec

20637953. Sindram D, Lau KN, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Hepatic tumor ablation. Surg Clin North Am 90:4(863-76)2010 Aug

20120907. Casey FE, Lau KN, Mesbah MC, Khalife ME, Use of laparoscopy for resolution of intussusception in the third trimester of pregnancy: a case report. J Reprod Med 54:11-12(712-4)2009 Nov-Dec

19483537. Dagum AB, Park DJ, Lau KN, Khan SU, Antibiotic-impregnated polymethylmethacrylate beads and cement in the treatment of posttraumatic infections of the frontal sinus. Plast Reconstr Surg 123:6(193e-4e)2009 Jun

18434821. Lau KN, Park D, Dagum AB, Bui DT, Two for one: salvage of bilateral lower extremities with a single free flap. Ann Plast Surg 60:5(498-501)2008 May

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