Anne Liu

Anne Liu

Allergist, Immunologist, Infectious disease doctor

Bio:   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.
4.8 out of 5
33 Patient Ratings
23 Patient Comments

Infectious Disease Clinic in Palo Alto

Infectious Disease Clinic in Palo Alto
  • 211 Quarry Road
  • 2nd Floor, Suite 202
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5200
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Allergy, Asthma, and Immunodeficiency Clinic in Atherton

Comprehensive Otolaryngology (ENT)

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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SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Good the attention was excellent thank you.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Good answers!

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Liu has been a major factor in keeping me alive when I was battling post transplant infections. I cannot praise her highly enough!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Liu was excellent in all respects.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Fabulous 'bedside manner'. Didn't feel rushed and was explained in great detail about process I'm going through during appointment & future appts.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Drs. & nurse pract. provide excellent above and beyond care.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Completely confident in Dr. Liu and associates. Believe that I will be thoroughly and competently diagnosed & treated!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Liu was wonderfully kind, helpful & caring, attentive to any concerns or questions I had throughout my stay.

SHC Patient, May 2018

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!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Liu is one of the best doctors I have with my complex medical issues she is always able to find the right solution.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Great service.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I give Dr. Liu (and Dr. Ho) ten out of ten!

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4.8 out of 5
33 Patient Ratings
23 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Good the attention was excellent thank you.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Good answers!

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Liu has been a major factor in keeping me alive when I was battling post transplant infections. I cannot praise her highly enough!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Liu was excellent in all respects.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Fabulous 'bedside manner'. Didn't feel rushed and was explained in great detail about process I'm going through during appointment & future appts.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Drs. & nurse pract. provide excellent above and beyond care.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Completely confident in Dr. Liu and associates. Believe that I will be thoroughly and competently diagnosed & treated!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Liu was wonderfully kind, helpful & caring, attentive to any concerns or questions I had throughout my stay.

SHC Patient, May 2018

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!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Liu is one of the best doctors I have with my complex medical issues she is always able to find the right solution.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Great service.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I give Dr. Liu (and Dr. Ho) ten out of ten!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

My health is better since seeing doctor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Thanks to Dr. Liu's care, my immunity is improving steadily following recent chemo.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Liu (Anne) was clear, direct and compassionate. She instilled confidence and and gave me a sense of direction.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Was very pleased with Ann Liu MD. She was very knowledgeable and caring. Would highly recommend.

SHC Patient, May 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I really like when the doctors give you a hand-out with instructions because I have a hard time remembering.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I feel like Dr. Liu listens extremely well.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Anne Liu was an outstanding healthcare provider. Thank you for the care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I felt rushed w/Dr. Liu. She didn't seem to want to listen to my concerns.