Anne Liu

Allergist, Immunologist, Infectious disease doctor, Ear, nose, and throat specialist

Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

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Dr. Liu is a board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in allergy/immunology and infectious disease. She is also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Liu treats infections in patients with compromised immune systems, whether due to a primary immune deficiency or a condition like cancer or organ transplant. She helps patients to develop tolerance to medications they are allergic to so that they can receive the best, and sometimes the only, treatments available to them. She also treats allergies to antibiotics, aspirin, NSAIDs, chemotherapy, and more. She sees patients both long term and for urgent referrals, such as in cases of perioperative anaphylaxis. Dr. Liu also helps pediatric patients manage drug and food allergies.

One of Dr. Liu’s areas of focus is helping patients with allergies to antibiotics determine when they have lost an allergy, what antibiotics they can tolerate, and when to induce tolerance to an antibiotic. This not only can benefit the patient, but also have a positive public health impact, as labeling patients with a penicillin allergy may negatively affect their care and increase use
of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

She collaborates closely with colleagues from other disciplines, including pulmonology, otolaryngology, oncology, cardiology, dermatology, anesthesiology, and surgery. Her key objective in working with referring physicians is to help them safely deliver the best care for their patients.

For patients and families, Dr. Liu strives to help them navigate their care journey with as much ease and dignity as possible during what may be the most challenging time of their life. Her goal is to offer patients options, even when it may appear that they have no options left.

Dr. Liu’s research interests include optimizing care of patients with antibiotic allergies, including through use of decision support tools.

Dr. Liu has authored articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Mucosal Immunology, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Science, and other publications. Dr. Liu authored the book chapter “Hypersensitivity Reactions to Monoclonal Antibodies” in Drug Allergy Testing.

Dr. Liu is certified in infectious disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in allergy and immunology by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. She is also a member of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

She has given presentations on antibiotic allergies, drug desensitization, and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, among other topics. Dr. Liu’s honors include recognition from the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, the American Medical Women’s Association, and the National Institutes of Health.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Allergy and Immunology Fellowship (2011) MA
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital Infectious Diseases Fellowship (2011) MA
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2007) MA
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2005) MA
  • Medical Education: UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar (2004) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (2011)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Allergy and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology (2010)


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Specializing In

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Antibiotic Allergies
  • Aspirin Desensitization
  • Infections in Immunocompromised Patients

Practice Locations

Infectious Disease Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 202

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 736-5200

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Allergy, Asthma, and Immunodeficiency Clinic in Atherton Atherton, CA
Atherton, CA

3351 El Camino Real, Suite 201

Atherton , CA 94027

(650) 723-3200

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(41 reviews)

She is excellent
Dr Anne Liu is a model physician
I'm very grateful to have Anne Liu as one of my providers. She is knowledgeable and kind. She always listens to my concerns and has thoughtful suggestions. She stays on top of the treatments and options available and assures that they are made available to me.
Very nice to talk to, she cares on what i feel
She is a wonderful doctor. Intelligent, caring, empathetic, and very strong in her field of medicine.
Anne Liu is an outstanding person .
Thoughtful and caring
I really enjoined talking to Dr. Liu. She is very professional and knowledgeable, and explained my treatment options and all my questions in very clear and understandable words. I am looking forward to meeting Dr. Liu again in the future, for my follow-ups.
Anne Liu is awesome. She is kind, knowledgeable, thorough and patient. I feel very fortunate to have her as a doctor.
Dr Anne Liu is a very good communicator . She is very knowledgeable about her subject. Thank you.
Dr. Liu is exceptional--she's brilliant and informative, she listens and communicates extremely well, she's compassionate and creative, and she has a wonderfully approachable manner,
very informative
Anne Liu is an amazing doctor and I'm very happy that we have access to her. She is bright, kind and available.
Helpful and caring.
She is very knowledgeable
Dr. Liu is a really smart and caring doctor. Wish she had more specialties I could tap into.
Dr. Liu is a compassionate, gracious, very well informed doctor. I trust her completely.
Good the attention was excellent thank you.
Good answers!
Dr. Liu has been a major factor in keeping me alive when I was battling post transplant infections. I cannot praise her highly enough!
Dr. Liu was excellent in all respects.
Fabulous 'bedside manner'. Didn't feel rushed and was explained in great detail about process I'm going through during appointment & future appts.
Drs. & nurse pract. provide excellent above and beyond care.
Completely confident in Dr. Liu and associates. Believe that I will be thoroughly and competently diagnosed & treated!
Dr. Liu was wonderfully kind, helpful & caring, attentive to any concerns or questions I had throughout my stay.
Dr. Liu is outstanding. She listens, answers the questions I ask. Uses equal pasts compassion and evidence-based analysis. She is kind, friendly, and good humored. In short, she's the best!!!
Dr. Liu is one of the best doctors I have with my complex medical issues she is always able to find the right solution.
Great service.
I give Dr. Liu (and Dr. Ho) ten out of ten!
Dr. Liu is extremely knowledgeable and is able to clearly convey information to the patient. She is also very caring and has a warm, friendly demeanor.
My health is better since seeing doctor.
Thanks to Dr. Liu's care, my immunity is improving steadily following recent chemo.
Dr. Liu is one of the most intelligent, compassionate & skilled providers I have. She is very real and able to explain things easily. She also saved my life.
Dr. Liu (Anne) was clear, direct and compassionate. She instilled confidence and and gave me a sense of direction.
Was very pleased with Ann Liu MD. She was very knowledgeable and caring. Would highly recommend.
Dr. Hill is wonderful to work with. She has helped me cope with two infections associated with my transplant. She is a clever diagnoser and very personable.
I really like when the doctors give you a hand-out with instructions because I have a hard time remembering.
I feel like Dr. Liu listens extremely well.
Dr. Anne Liu was an outstanding healthcare provider. Thank you for the care.
I felt rushed w/Dr. Liu. She didn't seem to want to listen to my concerns.

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