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 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 in 2014 with the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford and pioneer sleep surgeon Dr. Robert Riley.
Dr. Liu practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery including nasal, palate, tongue base, hypoglossal nerve stimulation (Inspire), genioglossus advancement, and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). He introduced distraction osteogenesis maxillary expansion (DOME) with Dr. Christian Guillemianult, and continues to improve techniques and outcome of skeletal sleep procedures,
Dr. Liu 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.
Dr. Liu's 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 given keynote talks at preeminent sleep conferences across specialties. He has published over 70 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 Sleep Medicine Fellowship (2014) CA
Residency:UCSF Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency (2013) CA
Internship:UCSF General Surgery Residency (2012) CA
Medical Education:University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (2011) CA
Dental Education:University of California at San Francisco School Of Dentistry (2007) CA
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)