Dr. Kelvin Lau is a pediatric cardiologist with specialized training in invasive electrophysiology, or the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, where he was bestowed the New England Pediatric Society Award. He also holds a master of public health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in which his concentration was focused on Family and Community Health. He completed his pediatrics residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and stayed on as an advanced fellow in pediatric electrophysiology. He is dual board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. He is also certified by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners and is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society.
Following the completion of his training, Dr. Lau became an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville from 2015-2019. There, he developed the transvenous cardiac device implantation program and served as the Medical Director of the university’s Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator Program. He participated in arrhythmia-related research and was honored with a teaching award for his education of medical students and pediatric residents.
In the Tampa Bay area, Dr. Lau is the Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and a collaborative Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of South Florida. Dr. Lau provides expert care to infants and children with arrhythmias, as well as adults with congenital heart disease. Dr. Lau also performs minimally invasive, advanced 3-D mapping ablation procedures and implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Lau relocated to the Tampa Bay area with his physician wife and 3 young girls in 2019, and despite being a die-hard Boston sports fan, has embraced his new home town.