Dr David Lau is an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon with over 18 years in the speciality, having qualified and worked in the UK, Canada and Singapore. He has a substantial body of local and international experience, on-going academic and scientific work, and speaks English, Mandarin and Bahasa.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Dr Lau grew up and schooled in Singapore. He graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK with a Bachelor of Medical Science First Class Honours in 1987, followed by Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1989.
Dr Lau received his early surgical training in the United Kingdom, working in hospitals such as St Mary’s Hospital in London, the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, and the prestigious Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. He received his Fellowship in Otolaryngology from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996.
Following his return to Singapore in 1996 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore in 2004. In Singapore, he trained in ENT at the Singapore General Hospital, and subsequently undertook a Fellowship in Laryngology and Voice Disorders at the University of British Columbia, Canada from 2000 to 2002 under the tutelage of world-leading laryngologist, Professor Murray Morrison. His time in Vancouver culminated in a Master of Surgery degree from the University of British Columbia in 2002.
Dr Lau has presented numerous research papers at local, regional and international otolaryngology conferences, and has won several awards for his clinical and research work, including at the notable COSM meeting in the USA. He is also widely-published in numerous publications and journals including the Laryngoscope, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Clinical Otolaryngology, and Head & Neck. He continues with on-going cross-disciplinary research and teaching, was Senior Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and is currently on the examining board of the Master of Medicine and Academy of Medicine Otolaryngology examinations. Recently in July and August 2013 Dr Lau’s work was featured on Channel 8 news and Channel News Asia.
Dr Lau left SGH for private practice in September 2012, and remains a Visiting Consultant at the Singapore General Hospital and Raffles Hospital.