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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Blood Tests
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Thoracentesis
  • Treating Asthma with Bronchodilators
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest CT
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Advanced Lung Disease
  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • End Stage Lung Disease
  • Eosinophilia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
View all 26 Specialties +


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About Christopher Lau, MD

Dr. Lau earned his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada.  He completed his clinical clerkship in St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.  He completed his residency program in Internal Medicine in SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.  After completing his residency in Internal Medicine, he continued to stay on as Chief Resident at SUNY Upstate.  He completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights



  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/2/2024, Dr. Lau has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

226 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

70 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Lau took the time to review my tests and disease with me, Discuss a plan all without being worried about having to see another patient. Dr. Lau is excellent !!! Thank you

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Lau is excellent to be seen and obtain an appointment in a timely fashion. Others no so much.,,,

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

The doctor was exceptional.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Great Doctor really took time to explain everything to me

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Lau was extremely thorough, knowledgeable, attentive to my presenting concerns. He was patient in addressing all of my questions,. I had complete confidence In his assessment and recommendations.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr Lau takes his time explaining my condition, test results, and options for treatment. Very thoughtful on what is best for me

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Lau was very thorough. He asked diagnostic questions, diligently took plenty of notes and took the time to ask me If I had any questions.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Lau is very professional

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Lau is an exceptional physician and person with attributes far and beyond the norm.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr Lau's concern for my health is remarkable

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

My appt with Dr Christopher Lau was gratifying. He showed genuine concern for why I was there and quickly made me at ease. I became very impressed with his knowledge and understanding of my concerns. Excellent first meeting.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

I love everything about Cleveland Clinic! My Dr Christopher Lau is the best, smart at explaining the lungs, never met a doctor I liked this well and he has such a great bedside manner!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Love that my provider was open to my concerns as for treatment and future care

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

From getting an appointment, seeing Dr Lau, finishing with the staff to schedule future appointments, the experience was above and beyond exceptional. Thank you for having employees that do their job.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

I see a lot of doctors and Dr Lau by far is top notch. One of the the best docs I've ever had.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Lau did an excellent job explaining my condition. He made my experience really comfortable.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Lau asked a lot of questions, even some that other doctors had not thought to ask in the past, which was very reassuring. He was thorough and diligently typed a lot of notes. He also ordered diagnostic lab work to get to the root cause of my illness.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

My appointment with Dr. Lau came at a very emotional time for my family and I was very nervous. I have never felt as comfortable as I did with Dr. Lau, He was so thorough and he was present I felt cared for by my doctor. My follow-up appointment was the same, highly recommend this wonderful doctor. Many thanks!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Lau is great and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a pulmonologist. He treats you like a person, actively listens, and answers my questions in a way I can understand.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I was amazed as to how quickly I was able to obtain an appointment. I'm very happy with my care given by Dr. Lau

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I feel confident that the doctor is concerned about my care and recommends only necessary test or meds

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Lau spent a considerable amount of time getting background information, and ordered test which will help determine the cause of my asthma and breathing difficulties.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

I am pleased that I was able to have Dr Lau address my issues related to my lungs. It was a refreshing experience and I thank him for the sedulous care. He sent me to Weston Cleveland Clinic for a thorough examination before arriving at a final conclusion. I am fortunate and I know that I am in good hands as far as my health is concerned. Thanks very much, Dr Lau.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Lau was very thorough in his examination.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

I originally had a Telehealth appt w another dr. CC cancelled and offered another too far out. I accepted this one w dr lau, but had to travel in to office. Not my original wishes.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr lau was very communicative and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

This was not my original wishes, but I'm glad to have met Dr Lau

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2023

Dr Lau really cares about getting you healthy again

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

Dr Lau has an amazing beside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Lau listened to and addressed my concerns and questions. Showed caring and respect for my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Liked dr lou very much he is very professional and completely interested in my situation.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Doctor lau is a very good and caring specialist very good knowledge

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Tobias and Dr. Lau are knowledgeable, caring and patiently answered my questions and concerns. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Spoke so quickly, I felt like he was rushed and couldn't wrap my head around some of the issues he was discussing but he was very pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I'm grateful that Dr. Lao is my pulmonologist. He's one of the most thorough, knowledgeable and professional doctors whose care I have received. He discusses my CT scans by pointing out the images of my lungs, and explaining every aspect of concern. I am completely confident in the care he provides me.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Lau is truly the kind of doctor I have been looking for. He listens, analyses and explains. Quite the Professional.As you can tell, I was quite impressed.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Lau answered all my questions, explained diagnosis, treatment, etc., and was most helpful and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Lau is quite excellent I feel as though I'm in good hands

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

It was my first visit. He left an excellent impression I ha e further testing to do before he can zero in on the course my treatment will take

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Lau was excellent in listening to chief complaint and was able to recommend a RX solution. Also ordered diagnostic imaging.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Lau was recommended by a friend. I would highly recommend Dr. Lau.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Lau was very good about explaining possible causes of my problem and offered possible solutions.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

The doctor answered all my questions and was very personable. The nurse also was personable.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr very thorough,and explained everything clearly,also very personal

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Would highly recommend anyone who needed this doctor's expertise

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Lau asked proper questions regarding health history , explained procedures and what to expect in future.

Reviewed on May 11, 2023

Great staff and Doctor!

Reviewed on May 11, 2023

The Dr spent a lot of time with me and really got to know me and my problem.

Reviewed on May 3, 2023

Doctor was very helpful and courteous. I will be following up with him in next few weeks

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

It was hard to get an earlier appoint for the doctor.

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

Dr Lau is a thorough and caring doctor who takes time to learn the medical history and current status of his patient. I trust him.

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

Dr. Lau and staff are amazing

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

Dr Lau is caring and listen what I had to say. He Is great

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

My doctor very professional and caring

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

The care provider very knowledgeable and caring

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

My husband and I both really liked Dr. Lau's demeanor and professionalism. He was very knowledgeable and carefully listened to what I was sharing with him regarding my symptoms and condition. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Initial PA then Dr. Lau listened to all my concerns and thoroughly answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

The best doctor ever and I've had a bunch. I'm lucky I found him.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Doctor was very good!!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Excellent service and doctor

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

I was very happy with the care I received just wished the neurological clinic was housed in the University Dr building instead of Weston because its so much closer. I would recommend Cleveland Clinic to all my friends. Worrying was so friendly and helpful, took their time and explained things to me that made me comfortable with my visit

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

The doctor was very thorough. It was my first visit and he took the time to review my health history, discuss my condition & prescribed base line test for comparison for future treatments

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Lau was excellent,5 stars super good

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr. Lau is one of the best doctors I have ever known.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Lau is an amazing physician. He was patient and educated me regarding my concerns and put me at ease. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Lau was extremely at communicating and educating me on the results of the CT. He is great in establishing a strong and trusting Doctor-Patient interaction.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Excellent visit. Special shout-out for Dr Lau.

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