- Fellowship in 2011 at the University of California, San Francisco
Dr Alexander Lau is a neurologist at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong. After secondary school in Hong Kong, Alex went to the United States where he received undergraduate education in biochemistry at the University of Chicago. He returned to Hong Kong to pursue medical education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He then completed his physician training in internal medicine and neurology at the Prince of Wales Hospital, under the mentorship of Professor Ka-sing Lawrence Wong. He was awarded the gold medal by the Hong Kong College of Physicians in 2010 for his dissertation work on 'Good collateral circulation predicts better outcome in patients with intracranial large artery occlusive disease'.
Alex is currently working on early identification and treatment of stroke patients with high risk intracranial atherosclerosis. He is also developing an imaging-based risk-stratification score to identify stroke patients who could most benefit from aggressive interventional treatments for stroke prevention.