Biography


Dr. Liou is a local product, having grown up in Salinas and graduated from U.C. Berkley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. He received his M.D. from New York Medical College and completed his General Surgery training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. At Cedars, he was recognized for his excellence in clinical care and research with numerous awards and publications. Dr. Liou recently completed his 2 years of Thoracic Surgery training at Stanford, during which time he proved to be an outstanding physician and surgeon and a dedicated clinical researcher.

Dr. Liou’s expertise includes all surgical diseases of the lung, mediastinum, esophagus, chest wall, and diaphragm, with particular interest in thoracic oncology and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has extensive experience with minimally invasive and open management of lung and esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, and benign esophageal disease. Dr. Liou's primary research focus has been on clinical outcomes in thoracic oncology and quality improvement.

Dr. Liou practices out of Stanford Hospital main campus and Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare Hospital in Pleasanton, where he is starting Stanford's Thoracic Surgery program in the East Bay.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (2021)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Thoracic Surgery Fellowship (2018) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2017)
  • Residency: Cedars Sinai Medical Center General Surgery Residency (2016) CA
  • Medical Education: New York Medical College Registrar (2010) NY

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Practice Locations


Thoracic Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Digestive Health Center in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 320

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 278-7025

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Heart & Vascular Clinic Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 150

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 534-6880

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Thoracic Surgery Clinic in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 150

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 263-5747

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Thoracic Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Thoracic Cancer Program in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 320

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(833) 444-7622

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Thoracic Surgery Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 320

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 263-5747

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Chest Wall Surgery Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Heart Surgery Clinic Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

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(19 Ratings)

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(32 reviews)

Dr. Liou was clear, informative and encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone seeking care.
I appreciated Dr. Liou's professionalism. He was very thorough and did not make me feel rushed. I felt we had a good exchange and he had a good grasp of my previous history and current health concerns. He also had a very pleasant manner and I felt he was very approachable and sincere. I would gladly see him again if necessary for my health situation.
Excelent customer services
He was very thorough
very happy
Very understanding, knowledgeable doctor.
Very good Doctor gave me many options and information about my condition and what to consider,thank you doctor Liou.
Dr. Liou has been very informative about the procedures and answers any questions I have. I have a lot of confidence in him.
He seemed very bright and competent. Though we were meeting for the first time, he seemed to know my file very well. He was also approachable and likable in his demeanor.
Dr. Liou was thorough in explanation of the procedure/surgery, open to and encouraging of questions, and inspired confidence in both the surgery and his accessibility and care for me as a potential patient. My son joined the call and the Dr. was quite open to the addition and questions from an additional family member.
Dr. Liou is great! He is informative, patient and thorough. He has provided very good care.
Very informative, explained the process completely. Dr Liou was polite, patient and thorough.
Excellent care
Dr. Liou provided wonderful care, a very nice and through surgeon. I am very thankful to have him.
Very good
Doctor Liou seemed very concerned, he went step by step for my situation. He was professional and a great communicator.
Douglas Liou was kind, thoughtful & caring about my issue. He was thorough and gave excellent recommendations for me to take. He is an excellent physician!
Very straight forward and to the point Willing to explain when questions are asked Has the information and the plan ready to provide to me, the patient ME makes me feel important by acknowledging my questions are good and important for explaining details further
He was clear and answered my question and concerns.
Quick decision-maker with detail oriented logical thinking. Explain the surgery very well. Arrange his team to answer all my questions.
Very informational about everything. I didn't even have to ask my questions I had for him. He knew it all !
Thank you for everything.
I believe he was thorough, considerate and patient. These are attributes I appreciate greatly.
Dr. Liou is wonderful, he listen, care also communicated super well. I trusted him 100%.
My experience was excellent! I drove over 200 miles to have Stanford take care of my surgery. I am so happy I did. Ran into complications. What was to be 3 1/2 hrs. turned out to be 7 1/2 hrs.
Dr. Liou is compassionate, very smart, well trained and thoughtful, without his comprehensive diagnosis. I would not agree to the operation. He is a very good surgeon.
Dr. Liou listened, asked lots of questions, discussed what procedures he'd like to have done andmade me feel like had all the time to address my concerns.
I enjoyed Dr. Lion very much. I was very comfortable in his presence.
I'm very satisfied on service rendered to me.
Dr. Liou & his PA Jessica are great!
Dr. Liou is kind, patient, welcoming of questions, accommodating of my needs. I especially appreciate his clarity and directness about my condition, while still being kind. I am very lucky to have been referred to him. Also, he is very thorough which I deeply appreciate.
Everyone is very nice, surprised that Dr. Liou took time to call me 2 times.

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