Dr. Liu 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. He practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery.
Dr. Liu boarded at The Lawrenceville School before attending Stanford as an undergrad. He received his medical and dental degrees from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was also a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar (Cloister Program). After maxillofacial surgery residency at UCSF, Dr. Liu completed his sleep surgery fellowship at Stanford.
In addition to the full scope of sleep apnea surgery (nasal, palatal, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, distraction osteogenesis maxillary expansion, maxillomandibular advancement), Dr. Liu has expertise in orthognathic surgery (particularly surgery-first orthognathic surgery), and repair of complex primary and secondary facial trauma.In that capacity, he also serves as a preceptor for the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Liu lectures extensively in the U.S. and internationally on sleep apnea surgery. His active areas of research include dynamic airway examination in OSA, virtual surgical planning for precision facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the head and neck. He has published over 40 scientific articles and medical texts on OSA, with original scientific work on MMA, maxillary expansion, and hypoglossal nerve stimulation.
- Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
- Sleep Apnea Surgery
- Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA)
- Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (Inspire)
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Facial Deformity
- Facial Bone Contouring
- Facial Trauma
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Assistant Professor - Med Center Line, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Divisions
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)