Better serving Oahu's windward side
Sponsored by Adventist Health Castle
With Hawaii being such an active population, orthopedic injuries can be pretty common. Thankfully, Adventist Health Castle is expanding its orthopedic services to better serve the windward side. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is talking with Dr. Christopher Lau, a new orthopedic surgeon at the hospital.
Dr. Lau was born and raised in Honolulu. He graduated from ‘Iolani High School, then attended the University of Southern California, receiving his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. He returned home in 2009 and obtained his medical degree from the University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine in 2013. Following medical school, Dr. Lau completed his orthopedic surgery residency training with the University of Hawai’i in 2018.
Dr. Lau moved to Los Angeles for sub-specialty fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, regarded as one of the nation’s most elite sports medicine fellowship programs. There he trained in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to treat disorders of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. While there, Dr. Lau treated high school, collegiate, and professional athletes (NBA, NFL, MLB, and MLS).
In 2019, Dr. Lau joined Orthopedic Associates of Hawaii. He specializes in sports medicine with advanced arthroscopy, trauma, and total joint arthroplasty. He continues to work closely with the University of Hawai’i medical school and orthopedic surgery residency program.
Dr. Lau loves to be active, and enjoys running, lifting, swimming, body surfing, and hiking. He previously competed in water polo, swimming, judo, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.
About Adventist Health Castle
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and in Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities.
Its compassionate and talented team of 35,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, it is transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.
For more information: adventisthealth.org