Johnny Lau, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon on staff with Cleveland Clinic Canada. His specialty interests encompass orthopaedic surgery, foot and ankle reconstruction, clinical trials and clinical outcomes.
Dr. Lau is an accomplished orthopaedic surgeon and is an active clinical staff member at University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario. He also serves as Medical Director, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Foot and Ankle Specialty Clinic, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, positions he has held since 2002 and 2004 respectively. Since 2002, he has been on faculty at the University of Toronto, Ontario, as an Assistant Professor.
Academically gifted, he began his higher education journey following his passion for the sciences and completing his undergraduate degree in biochemistry in two years time (of a four year program) at the University of Alberta; as well, he did so with academic honours. He then went on to the University of Toronto where he earned his medical degree, also with honours, and after two years away from the classroom, returned to pursue his Master of Science degree at the University of Toronto together with an Arthritis Society Research Fellowship. Dr. Lau continued with two additional Fellowships—the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Union Memorial Hospital.
A member of numerous societies and organizations, Dr. Lau is actively involved in clinical, scientific and industry-specific committees, volunteering his time for activities ranging from research journal reviewer and editor to serving on event, awards and planning boards.
Dr. Lau has been an influential researcher and clinician; during his career, he has been the senior or contributing investigator for research and clinical trial funding totalling $211,000. His expertise in clinical trials and clinical outcomes is evidenced in his author or co-authored contributions to 28 peer reviewed papers and five published peer-reviewed journal publications. A sought-after lecturer, Dr. Lau has been the keynote speaker at over a dozen Canadian and US hospitals and universities.