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Heather Lau, MD, Child Neurology, New York, NY


Child Neurology New York, NY

Director, NYU Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program

Overview of Dr. Lau

Dr. Heather Lau, MD is a Child Neurologist in New York, New York. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in New York.

Education & Training

  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineFellowship, Child Neurology, 2007
  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineFellowship, Neurogenetics, 2010 - 2011
  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineResidency, Child Neurology, 2007 - 2010
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of MedicineResidency, Pediatrics, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryClass of 2005
  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeM.Sc., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 1998 - 2001
  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeMS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, -, 2001
  • Cornell University
    Cornell UniversityBS, Biology, Honors, 1994 - 1998
  • Cornell University
    Cornell UniversityB.S., General Biology, With honors, 1994 - 1998

Certifications & Licensure

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    null, NY 2008 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2008 - 2023
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • Joseph Collins Fellowship for Medical Students University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2001
  • Research Honor’s Thesis Cornell University, 1998

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Multi-domain impact of elosufase alfa in Morquio A syndrome: assessments of tertiary endpoints from the pivotal phase III trial  
    Hendriksz CJ, Giugliani R, Harmatz P, Mengel E, Guffon N, Valayannopoulos V, Parini R Hughes D, Pastores GM, Lau HA, Al-Sayed MD; Raiman J, Jin D, STRIVE Investigat..., Mol Genet Metab, 9/6/2014
  • Shear-wave ultrasonography evaluation of human skeletal muscle in healthy subjects versus those with GNE-related myopathy  
    Carpenter E, Lau H, Kolodny E, Adler R, Radiology, 9/1/2014
  • Branching Enzyme Deficiency: Expanding the Clinical Spectrum  
    Paradas C, Akman HO, Ionete C, Lau H, Riskind PN, Jones DE, Smith TW, Hirano M, Dimauro S, JAMA Neurol, 11/18/2013
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Books/Book Chapters


  • A Controlled PHASE 2 Study of Sialic Acid-extended Release (SA-ER) IN GNE Myopathy
    Z. Argov, Y. Caraco, H. Lau, A. Pestronk, P. Shieh, A.M. Skrinar, J. Mayhew, J. Martinisi, E Kakkis, ICNMD, 7/1/2014
  • Oral Sialic Acid Extended Release (SA-ER) Stabilizes Upper Extremity Muscle Strength in Human GNE Myopathy: A Phase 2 Study
    Z. Argov, MD, Y. Caraco, MD, H. Lau, MD, A. Pestronk, MD, P. Shieh, MD, A. M. Skrinar,J. Mayhew, J. Martinisi and E. Kakkis, MD Ph.D., AAN, 5/1/2014
  • Longitudinal studies of brain structure and function in MPS disorders: a study of the lysosomal disease network
    Shapiro, Elsa; Delaney, Kathleen; King, Kelly; Nestrasil, Igor; Ahmed, Alia; Raiman, Julian; Harmatz, Paul; Lau, Heather; Shankar, Suma; Cowan, Morton; Whitley, Chester B, Molecular genetics & metabolism, 1/1/2014
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  • Randomized controlled phase 2 study of GNE myopathy subjects treated with placebo, 6g or 3g doses of extended-release sialic acid (SA-ER) and an extension study at a ... 
    Berlin - 10/11/2014
  • GNE-related myopathy: Clinical presentation Of 16 Patients and Discussion of Emerging Therapies 
  • Spectrum of disease in Canavan 
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Press Mentions

  • How Stephen Hawking Was Able to Live for so Long with ALS
    How Stephen Hawking Was Able to Live for so Long with ALSMarch 14th, 2018

Professional Memberships