Dr. Liu is as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in the Division of Sleep Surgery, and is co-director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship. He is a committee member of sleep medicine in the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He is a recent Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow (2018).
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, palate, tongue base, hypoglossal nerve stimulation (Inspire), 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 also serves as a preceptor to the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship.
His active areas of research include dynamic airway examination for sleep surgical selection, virtual surgical planning for facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the upper airway. He has published over 50 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 - 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
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)
MD, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Medicine (2011)
DDS, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Dentistry (2007)
BS, Stanford University, Biology (2000)