Dr. Liu is as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, and by courtesy, of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship, and preceptor to the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship. He is a Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow Alumnus.
After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Biology, Dr. Liu received medical and dental degrees from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar and spent a year at the NIH. After oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at UCSF, he completed the Stanford sleep surgery fellowship in 2014 with the Department of Otolaryngology and sleep surgery pioneer Dr. Robert Riley.
Dr. Liu practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery including nasal, palate, tongue base, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). He introduced adult maxillary expansion (DOME) for OSA with Professor Christian Guilleminault in 2015, and has continued to update the comprehensive sleep surgery protocol at Stanford.
He is also routinely referred patients who need complex facial trauma reconstruction and orthognathic surgery.
Dr. Liu's active areas of research include dynamic airway examination to optimize sleep surgery outcome, virtual surgical planning for facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the upper airway. He has given keynote talks nationally and internationally at preeminent conferences across specialties. He has published over 90 scientific articles and medical texts, with original scientific work on sleep surgery.
- Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
- Sleep Apnea Surgery
- Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA)
- Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (Inspire)
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Facial Trauma
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Assistant Professor - University Medical Line, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Divisions
Assistant Professor - University Medical Line (By courtesy), Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive 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
Consultant, Sleep Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2018 - Present)
Member, Sleep Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2016 - 2018)
Fellowship, Stanford University, Otolaryngology - Sleep Surgery (2014)
Residency, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2013)
Internship: UCSF General Surgery Residency (2012) CA
MD, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Medicine (2011)
DDS, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Dentistry (2007)
BS, Stanford University, Biology (2000)