Heather Lau, M.D. M.S.

Heather Lau, M.D. M.S. is a board-certified neurologist with special qualifications in child neurology. Dr. Lau received her bachelor of science with honors from Cornell University and a master of science in biochemistry and molecular biology from New York Medical College. She went on to receive her doctorate of medicine from the University of Rochester. She trained in pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center and completed her child neurology training as well as additional fellowship training in neurogenetics from New York University. Dr. Lau is currently an assistant professor in Child Neurology at NYU School of Medicine and the Director of the NYU Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program at NYU Langone Health. She maintains a large and diverse practice of patients with rare, inherited disorders of the nervous system with a special interest in lysosomal storage disorders and leukodystrophies. Dr. Lau is actively engaged in clinical research and has been a principal investigator for over 20 interventional trials and disease registries evaluating enzyme replacement therapies, small molecules, and gene therapy.  She has 19 original peer-reviewed publications and over 30 published abstracts in this field of medicine.

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