Dr. Augustine Lau was born and raised in Yuma, AZ and specializes in hematology and oncology. He completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. During medical school, he became a commissioned United States Naval officer and completed his Internal Medicine Internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Upon completion of his U.S. Navy flight surgeon training in Pensacola, FL, he reported for duty at MCAS-Yuma as flight surgeon for MAWTS-1. Following his military service he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. After practicing medicine independently in Yuma for one year, Dr. Lau completed his Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Lau was the first recipient of the Dr. Peter Sullivan Fellowship Award created in honor of Dr. Peter Sullivan, who was a physician at the Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center. Dr. Lau’s family continues to reside and work in Yuma.
Dr. Lau's professional highlights include:
Lau, Augustine, et al. "Combination capecitabine and bevacizumab in the treatment of metastatic hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma." Therapeutic advances in medical oncology 7.4 (2015): 229-236.
Fujii, L., Lau, A., Fleischer, D. E., & Harrison, M. E. (2010). Successful nonsurgical treatment of pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, pneumoperitoneum, pneumoretroperitoneum, and subcutaneous emphysema following ERCP. Gastroenterology research and practice, 2010.