James Lau MD FACS

Bariatric surgeon, General surgeon, Minimally invasive surgeon

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
4.7 out of 5
117 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5800
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2007) CA
  • Residency: Indiana University Medical Center (2002) IN
  • Internship: Loyola University Medical Center (1996) IL
  • Medical Education: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch (1995) IL
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2003)
  • BS, University of CA, San Diego, Bio-Engineering (1990)

Honors & Awards

  • Award for Excellence in the Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness, Stanford School of Medicine (2014)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Teaching Award for Clerkship Instruction, Stanford School of Medicine (2014)
  • John Austin Collins, MD Memorial Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine (2012)
  • John Austin Collins, MD Memorial Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine (2010)
  • Poster of Distinction, SAGES Annual Meeting at Las Vegas, Nevada (2007)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Surgery at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada (2006)
  • Special Recognition for Teaching, Department of Surgery at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada (2005)
  • Meritorious Service Medal, United States Air Force (2003)
  • Surgical Socrates Award, Department of Surgery Indiana University Medical Center Indianapolis, Indiana (2002)

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Program Transform, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2014 - Present)
  • Associate Program Director, Stanford Surgery Residency (2011 - Present)
  • Director, Core Clerkship in Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Surgery ACS Education Institute/Goodman Simulation Center, Stanford Department of Surgery (2011 - Present)
  • Director, Surgical Education Fellowship, Stanford Department of Surgery (2011 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. James Lau is a very pleasant surgeon who is an excellent care provider and extremely courteous. I have no hesitation in recommending him to my friends and relatives.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Successful surgery outcome.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Lau is incredible.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Lau is wonderful and extremely personable and approachable.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. James Lau is an "outstanding" surgeon with an "excellent" bedside manner.

SHC Patient, May 2014

The doctor is very confident in his approach and he has put me at ease while discussing my care. His courtesy and care are very unique and highly impressive.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very courteous & very good.

4.7 out of 5
117 Patient Ratings
7 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. James Lau is a very pleasant surgeon who is an excellent care provider and extremely courteous. I have no hesitation in recommending him to my friends and relatives.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Successful surgery outcome.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Lau is incredible.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Lau is wonderful and extremely personable and approachable.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. James Lau is an "outstanding" surgeon with an "excellent" bedside manner.

SHC Patient, May 2014

The doctor is very confident in his approach and he has put me at ease while discussing my care. His courtesy and care are very unique and highly impressive.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very courteous & very good.