Marisa Lau, MD, is a vitreoretinal surgeon at NJRetina. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of California Berkeley, she earned her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ where she graduated in the top of her class and was inducted into the AOA medical honor society.
She completed her residency in ophthalmology at University of Pennsylvania – Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia followed by a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Lau has held faculty appointments, serving as an instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado CU School of Medicine and assistant instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Committed to serving others, Dr. Lau worked with the local indigent population as a medical student and has volunteered her time internationally doing mission work in East Africa.
Dr. Lau has received numerous honors and awards, including the Glasgow-Rubin Commendation for Academic Achievement from the American Medical Women’s Association and the Mildred Jordan Sharp Women’s Leadership Award from the University of California-Berkeley. She has presented at national meetings including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Lau has authored numerous book chapters and original papers, in various peer-reviewed journals including JAMA Ophthalmology, Retina, and Retinal Cases and Brief Reports.
She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Dr. Lau and her husband enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming, traveling all over the globe and trying new restaurants.