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Ontario D. Lau MD

Specialties: Otolaryngology

Board Certified: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish

General Info

Medical School/Degree: MD, Vanderbilt Univeristy School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Hospital Affiliations: Montefiore Nyack Hospital

Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Internship: General Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate: BS, Biology and Chemistry, State Univeristy of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

Clinical Interests:

General adult and pediatric otolaryngology, hearing and balance disorders, laryngology, sleep disorders, thyroid

Year Joined: 2018

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

I have always been interested in applying scientific principles and helping others. In high school, I read about the life changing work of a surgeon and was inspired to pursue medicine so that I could fulfill both my wishes.

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

Otolaryngology allows me to be both the diagnosing doctor and operating surgeon of the same systems for patients of all ages. I have deep sympathy for patients with trouble hearing and speaking as human languages fascinate me.

How do you connect with your patients?

I identify their most important interest and concern and discuss it with them, along with how to take care of themselves as a whole.

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

Learning and using different languages, jogging, gardening, and traveling.

What is your advice for your patients?

Prevention is better than treatment. Do not hesitate to seek care when there is a problem and discuss with your provider how you want to be taken care of.


855 Route 17M
Monroe, New York 10950
P: 845.615.6999
2 Centerock Road
West Nyack, New York 10994
P: 845.348.1100