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

Dr. Lau earned her medical degree at Albany Medical College, where she also completed a residency in pediatrics. She gained advanced training through a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital. She also earned a master’s degree in public health from the UT Health Science Center at Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Dr. Lau joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2008.

She specializes in adolescent female and male sexual and reproductive health, including menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dysmenorrhea, breast masses, gender dysphoria, education for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and the provision of contraception, including Nexplanon and intrauterine devices.

Dr. Lau also provides care in the Young Women’s Blood Disorders clinic, a specialized clinic for adolescent females with menstrual and hematological issues.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She has been elected to the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Medicine and co-chairs the Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Adolescent and Sports Medicine for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Lau has also served as President of the Texas Chapter of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine and a consultant to the Texas Medical Association Committee on Child and Adolescent Health.

Dr. Lau has spoken on numerous adolescent medicine topics including care of youth with gender dysphoria, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, and mental health at national and regional meetings. Her research on racial and ethnic disparities in adolescent health, adolescent pregnancy, and youth with gender dysphoria has been presented at national meetings and appeared in many peer-reviewed journals including Pediatrics, LGBT Health, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, and Maternal and Child Health Journal.

She has been included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list since 2011.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - UT Health Science Center at Houston (2002-2004)
  • Fellowship - Texas Children's Hospital (2001-2004), Adolescent Medicine
  • Internship - Albany Medical Center Hospital (1998-1999), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Albany Medical College (1994-1998)
  • Residency - Albany Medical Center Hospital (1999-2001), Pediatrics
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 Doctor 2011-2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist, 2011-2016, 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
  • 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
  • Adolescent health
  • Adolescent pregnancy prevention
  • Racial/ethnic disparities
  • Transgender and gender-diverse youth

Clinical Focus

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

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