David C. W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Office: 403.220.2261


Dr Lau is Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He recently completed his 8-year term as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes and is immediate Past-President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS).

Dr Lau is Co-Chair of the evidence-based 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) update on the management of obesity, led by CABPS and Obesity Canada. He also served as an Expert Panel member of the 2018 evidence-based Diabetes Canada CPGs (he was an expert member for the 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 updates), and a primary panel expert committee member of the 2012 and 2016 update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidaemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults. Dr Lau is involved in population health and clinical research programmes in diabetes, obesity and lipid disorders.

Dr Lau was honoured as one of the top 20 notable Calgarians and top 50 Albertans in 2004 for his exemplary contributions to improve the health of Albertans.