May Lau, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern and serves as the Medical Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult clinic at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

A board-certified adolescent medicine specialist, Dr. Lau joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2008. She specializes in adolescent female and male sexual and reproductive health and provides care for problems such as menstrual disorders, including polycystic ovarian syndrome and dysmenorrhea, and breast masses in females; and education and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and educating and providing contraception in females and males. Dr. Lau is also involved in providing care in the Young Women’s Blood Disorders clinic, a specialized clinic for adolescent females with menstrual and hematological issues and the GENECIS clinic (Gender Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support), a specialized clinic for adolescent females and males with gender dysphoria.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She co-chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Adolescent and Sports Medicine and is President of the Texas Chapter of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She is also a member of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Child and Adolescent Health.

Dr. Lau’s goal is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, through clinical work and research. She has presented her research on racial and ethnic disparities, adolescent pregnancy, and receipt of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at national meetings and her work has appeared in the Journal of Adolescent Research, American Journal of Men’s Health, Vaccine, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Dr. Lau was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018 and its Best Pediatric Specialists list for 2020 and 2021.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Albany Medical Center Hospital (1998-1999), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Albany Medical College (1994-1998)
  • Residency - Albany Medical Center Hospital (1999-2001), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Texas Children's Hospital (2001-2004), Adolescent Medicine
  • Graduate School - UT Health Science Center at Houston (2002-2004)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Pediatric Society of Dallas (2014)
  • Texas Pediatric Society (2009)
  • Texas Medical Society (2008)
  • Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine (2004)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1998)
  • Greater Dallas Pediatric Association
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2020-2021
  • Fellow, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine 2014
  • Early Career Women's Faculty Professional Development Seminar 2013, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Mentor, Research Award for Best Abstract by Student 2012, Academic Pediatric Association Medical Student
  • Best Pediatric Specialists - Adolescent Medicine 2011-2016, D Magazine
  • University of Texas School of Public Health 2004, Student Research Award
  • American Academy of Pediatrics 1999-2000, Resident Scholarship
  • Winthrop University Hospital 1988, Scholarship for Medicine
Books & Publications
  • Racial/ethnic disparities
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Adolescent pregnancy prevention
  • Adolescent health

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

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