Dr. Lui studied physics as an undergraduate at Harvard before attending medical school at Johns Hopkins. She completed a general surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco, which included two years of research in the UCSF Thoracic Oncology Laboratory and completion of a Master in Advanced Studies in clinical research. Dr. Lui went on to hold a fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, during which she participated in visiting rotations at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Lui specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including robotic thoracic surgery. Her clinical focus extends to all aspects of general thoracic surgical diseases, including lung and esophageal cancer and airway diseases such as tracheomalacia. Her research focus is clinical and translational, including intraoperative fluorescence imaging. She is happy to be back in California and enjoys the warm weather, good food, and beautiful outdoors.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) (2019)
  • BA, Harvard University, Physics (2002)
  • MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Medicine (2007)
  • MAS, University of California San Francisco, Clinical research (2012)
  • Residency, University of California San Francisco, General surgery (2014)
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Thoracic surgery (2016)

Honors & Awards
  • Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award, Thoracic Surgery Foundation (2018)
  • Donald B. Doty Educational Award, Western Thoracic Surgical Association (2019)
  • Dwight C. McGoon Teaching Award, Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (2020)

Administrative Appointments
  • Unit-Based Medical Director, J6, Stanford Hospital (2019 - Present)


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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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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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Esophagus Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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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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Thorough, thoughtful, competent physician. It is because of her I have decided to pursue my care at Stanford.
Without any place for doubt Dr. Lui is an excellent professional and of a very courteous treatment.
Dr. Lhi consistently exhibits a caring and positive outlook, which always eases any anxieties I feel about a surgical procedure -
Very good.
All questions answered, I was given lots of praise for good healing, very thorough with explanations.
Both of my doctors are "super." Best there is!
Dr. Lui is excellent. I felt very comfortable with her. Patients who have had her as their surgeon give rave reviews. My surgery is elective. She was a 2nd opinion for me & I plan to schedule surgery with her.
I am going to return to Dr. Lui again.
Very clear. Good sense of humor.
Dr. Lui and her team are fantastic!
Dr. Lui and her staff was most helpful and courtesy was in the highest degree. Thank you to all.
Dr. Lui, Laura/Natalie - Everyone was pleasant, informative, and reassuring.
I was impressed with Dr. Lui. I'm very confident about my upcoming surgery with her.
She's just the greatest, 100% faith in her. I would not have gotten this excellent care, treatment in my home town.

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