Stanley Yung Liu, MD, DDS, FACS

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

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Dr. Liu is as an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, and by courtesy, of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship, and preceptor to the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship. He is a Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow Alumnus.

After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Biology, Dr. Liu received medical and dental degrees from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar and spent a year at the NIH. After oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at UCSF, he completed the Stanford sleep surgery fellowship in 2014 with the Department of Otolaryngology and sleep surgery pioneer Dr. Robert Riley.

Dr. Liu practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery including nasal, palate, tongue base, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, genioglossus advancement, and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). He introduced adult maxillary expansion (DOME) for OSA with Professor Christian Guilleminault in 2015, and has continued to update the comprehensive sleep surgery protocol at Stanford.

He is also routinely referred patients who need complex facial trauma reconstruction and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Liu's active areas of research include clinical phenotyping to optimize sleep surgery outcome, virtual surgical planning for facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the upper airway. He has given keynote talks nationally and internationally at preeminent conferences across specialties. He has published over 90 scientific articles and medical texts, with original scientific work on sleep surgery.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: UCSF Dept of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (2013) CA
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Otolaryngology - Sleep Surgery (2014)
  • Residency, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2013)
  • Internship: UCSF General Surgery Residency (2012) CA
  • MD, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Medicine (2011)
  • DDS, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), Dentistry (2007)
  • BS, Stanford University, Biology (2000)

Honors & Awards
  • Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2005-06)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Director, Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship (2015 - 2019)
  • Director, Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship (2019 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Hospital Interventional Platform Medical Committee (former Operating Room Committee) (2020 - Present)
  • Preceptor, Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship (2016 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Sleep Surgery Program Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, B21

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5281

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Facial Pain Program in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion A, 1st Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6469

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(36 reviews)

Dr. Liu is a top physician. He makes an effort to explain all his actions to family, patient, and observing fellows.
Both doctor and PA or NP were top notch and thorough and patient. NP/PA was a sweetheart as well.
I can't speak highly enough of the care and treatment I've received from this team. They treat the overall patient, not just the diagnosed problem.
Dr. Liu was fantastic! He explained everything very clearly and gave very detailed, long and short term plans.
I like Dr Liu very much and have been very happy with the care him and his team have provided.
Excellent, concern & care.
I was extremely impressed with Dr. Liu, his entire time with me was very professional, kind, interested in my concerns and questions, very courteous, and completely thorough in explanation of the "inspire" procedure.
I'm so very happy that i found Dr. Stanley Liu as my doctor. He takes the time to listen. to your concerns and fear and he gives his best in making sure you are comfortable in any decisions that need to be make. More Dr's should work with patients like Dr. Liu.
Dr. Liu was very friendly and knowledgeable. Spent lots of time helping us understand the problem and possible solutions.
Dr. Liu & his staff were excellent throughout my procedure including the actual surgery & any office visits. I highly recommend Dr. Liu.
Dr. Stanley Liu & staff are just 100% SATISFIED.
I've seen many ENTs and other surgeons for my apnea problems. I would highly recommend Dr. Liu!
The doctor is very caring and very thorough with the explanations. I am highly impressed, and have great confidence in him.
Despite waiting a few months for appt. Dr. Liu is definitely worth it!
Very nice, gentle, concerned & professional.
Sometimes the language/terms were a little technical... I was there for almost 2 hours, & most of that was with Dr. Liu & his team. I felt those were 2 hrs. well-spent.
My orthodontist recommended Dr. Liu. I was nervous beforehand b/c he's so young (younger than me!). He put me at ease and I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, research, compassion, communication skills and concern. Thx.!
Phenomenal surgeon. Spent as much time as was needed to do minor operation. Felt that has was a highly competent physician.
He explained the details.
Overall very good care.
Everyone was overwhelmingly helpful and friendly. I've been in a lot for hospitals and thus was one of the best experiences
Dr. Liu had a team with him. All of them were very helpful.
Everyone went above and beyond to take the time to explain to me what the surgery procedure and recovery would look like.
Very encouraging!!
dr Liu has performed the most outstanding repair work on my catastrophically broken jaw. I am forever grateful for his skill, professionalism and compassion.
Dr. Liu is awesome! Very knowledgeable and forward thinking, which I appreciate greatly.
Have the best hospital & dr. in the nation for my condition. Very comfortable here.
Everyone was incredibly helpful and courteous.
did I say great doctor? !!!
Dr. Liu speaks Chinese fluently, and he is very patient to explain his diagnose in detail. He really helped me to understand my condition.
I am 100% agree staff - are 100% great.
Very happy & satisfied 100%+.
Will definitely recommend.
Dr. Liu & his staff are always clear on treatment.
Dr. Liu, Stanley Y. very good 100% +.
Dr. Liu is an amazing dr.

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