Dr. Liu was born in Taiwan, grew up in Istanbul, and boarded at The Lawrenceville School before attending Stanford as an undergraduate student. He completed his medical and dental degrees at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), during which he spent one year at the NIH as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Reseach Scholar, and another year as a UCSF fellow of Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR). He continued his maxillofacial surgical training at UCSF, prior to becoming a clinical instructor (fellow) of Otolaryngology at Stanford focusing on surgery for obstructive sleep apnea.
During his instructor year at Stanford (2013-14), he operated as a co-surgeon on classic Stanford procedures (particularly maxillomandibular advancement - MMA) with Dr. Robert Riley, one of the pioneers of sleep apnea surgery. He also trained under Professor Yu-ray Chen and C.T. Chen of Taiwan's Chang Gung Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery program focusing on Surgery-First Orthognathic Surgery and treatment of complex primary and secondary facial trauma. He joined the faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in 2014. He current serves as co-director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship Program. He is also a preceptor of facial trauma for the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Liu's focuses on the comprehensive surgical management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. He also treats patients with congenital or acquired (traumatic) maxillofacial deformity. He has lectured in the U.S. and internationally on these topics, with emphasis on his research work related to sleep-disordered breathing.
- Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
- Sleep Apnea Surgery
- Facial Trauma
- Orthognathic Surgery
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)
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)