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
  • 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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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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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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