|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||505 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|New York University||M.D.||2006||School of Medicine|
Catherine Lau is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine since 2009. She obtained her undergraduate degree with departmental honors from Stanford University in 2002 and received her M.D. at New York University in 2006, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and was awarded the AMWA Glagow-Rubin Award for Excellence in Academics and Professionalism. She completed her medical residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA before joining the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF in August 2009.
Catherine is the former medical director of the Nighttime Hospitalist Service and currently serves as the Director for Patient Safety and Quality in the Department of Neurological Surgery. In addition to her clinical role as a medicine ward attending, Catherine also serves as a hospitalist on the Hospitalist Proceduralist Service and Neurosurgery Comanagement Service. Her clinical interests outside of teaching and attending on the medical wards include improving the safety, quality, and value of care delivered to neurosurgical inpatients and outpatients, improving communication between patients and their providers, improving patient satisfaction with their medical care, and improving the discharge process.
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