Dr. Liu is as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in the Division of Sleep Surgery, and serves as co-director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship. He is a committee member of sleep medicine in the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He currently serves on an expert task force directed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to update surgical guidelines for adult obstructive sleep apnea.
He received his medical and dental degrees from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar (Cloister Program). After maxillofacial surgery residency at UCSF, Dr. Liu completed his sleep surgery fellowship with the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford.
Dr. Liu practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery including nasal, palatal, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, distraction osteogenesis maxillary expansion (DOME), and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). He is also routinely referred patients for orthognathic surgery and facial trauma. In that capacity, he serves as a preceptor to the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship.
His active areas of research include dynamic airway examination of OSA, virtual surgical planning for precision facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the head and neck. He has published over 50 scientific articles and medical texts, with original scientific work on sleep surgery. He lectures extensively in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Liu is a current Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow (2017-18).
- Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
- Sleep Apnea Surgery
- Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA)
- Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation (Inspire)
- Orthognathic Surgery
- 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, Expert Task Force on Surgical Guidelines for Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) (2017 - Present)
Member, Sleep Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2016 - Present)
Fellowship, Stanford University, Otolaryngology - 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)