Dr. Liu boarded at The Lawrenceville School before attending Stanford as an undergraduate student. He received his medical and dental degrees at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). During predoctoral training, he spent one year at the NIH as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar (Cloister Program). He was also a UCSF fellow of Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR). After maxillofacial surgery residency at UCSF, Dr. Liu completed a fellowship at Stanford with the Department of Otolaryngology and Dr. Robert Riley, focusing on the full scope of sleep apnea surgery. He then joined the Stanford University School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in 2014. He currently serves as co-director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship Program and a preceptor for the Stanford Oculo-plastic Surgery Fellowship.
In addition to the full scope of sleep apnea surgery (nasal, palatal, tongue-base, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, maxillomandibular advancement), Dr. Liu has expertise in orthognathic surgery (particularly surgery-first orthognathic surgery), esthetic facial bone contouring, and repair of complex primary and secondary facial trauma.
Dr. Liu has lectured extensively in the U.S. and internationally on sleep apnea surgery and his areas of research focus: dynamic airway changes after sleep surgery and applications of virtual surgical planning in precision surgery.
- Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
- Sleep Apnea Surgery
- Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA)
- Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (Inspire)
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Facial Deformity
- Facial Bone Contouring
- Facial Trauma
Assistant Professor - Med Center Line, Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)
Co-Director, Sleep Surgery Fellowship (2015 - Present)
Preceptor, Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship (2016 - Present)
Honors & Awards
Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2005-06)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Member, Sleep Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2016 - Present)
Fellowship, Stanford University, Sleep Surgery (2014)
Residency, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2013)
MD, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Medicine (2011)
DDS, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Dentistry (2007)
BS, Stanford University, Biology (2000)