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Mr Kelvin Lau

Last updated: 4 Jan 2023

GMC: 6055418
Areas of Practice: Thoracic
Region: London North
Hospitals: St Bartholomew's Hospital

Mr Lau read medicine and was awarded a doctorate of philosophy at Oxford University. He was appointed as the first Consultant Thoracic Surgeon for St Bartholomew’s Hospital where he set up the thoracic surgery service. After introducing VATS lobectomy and navigation bronchoscopy programmes, his team introduced the first dedicated 24/7 thoracic robotic surgery programme in the UK. Aside from building a highly specialised, state of the art thoracic surgery unit offering broad expertises from advanced lung resection, mesothelioma surgery to lung volume reduction surgery for severe COPD and emphysema, his main clinical and research interest is in developing navigation bronchoscopy and image-guided thoracic surgery in the hybrid theatre to improve diagnostic accuracy and therapeutic outcomes. In February 2018 he led his team to perform the first in the world endobronchial microwave ablation of lung tumour, and is chief investigator for the first clinical trial due to report in ERS 2021.

Thoracic Surgery

This consultant has been a part of the following outcomes audits, please click on any outcomes audit to see their data:

National Lung Cancer Audit - 2017

SCTS Committees

This consultant is or was a member of the following committees, click on any committee to see more information:

CommitteeOfficeTerm of Office
Board of RepresentativesRepresentative2021 - 2024
InnovationMember2021 - 2024



St Bartholomews Hospital
Barts Thorax Centre
Barts Thorax Centre
Department of Thoracic Surgery
St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield
United Kingdom

Secretary: Keri Doble
Secretary Email:
Secretary Telephone: 0207 317 2680

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Personal Landline: 0207 317 2680

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