Stanley Yung Liu, MD, DDS, FACS

Sleep surgeon, 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 Clinic 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 Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion A, 1st Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6469

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Dr. Stanley Liu and his team were so caring and thorough. All questions were answered, recommendations along with supporting documentation was provided during the visit. Highly recommend seeing Dr. Liu.
Dr. Stanley Yung Chuan Liu took a lot of time with us and very kind and informative explaining my condition.
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Dr. Liu seems invested and interested in his patients but is also incredibly busy, so can be late. Once he is in the appointment, he takes enough time to make sure he has addressed all of your concerns.
The physician was thoughtful, caring and engaged.
It is difficult to overstate Dr. Liu's support for this patient! He was exactly who I hoped to find in his approach to sleep medicine: Knowledge, compassionate, curious, friendly.
Dr. Lui has always been very personable, professional, knowledgeable, and answers every question thoroughly. I never feel like I'm being rushed. He takes the right amount of time with me.
Dr. Chai and Dr. Liu are very nice. They are some of the best physicians I've ever met in my life. Dr. Liu is extremely smart.
Dr. Liu is literally the best you have at Stanford - expertise, kindness, all of it.
Dr. Liu is great!
Dr. Liu was friendly and explained issues in laymen's terms so I could understand them and provided me several viable treatment options.
Dr Liu is inredible. He should be used as a model for how to treat/interact with a patient. His staff upholds the same level of excellence.
Dr. Liu is always pleasant & ready to answer questions.
Dr. Liu is awesome!
Always friendly, concerned with my care, and take the time to answer my questions. I never feel rushed... I always feel like a priority.
Dr. Liu is excellent at addressing some of my concerns. He is very patient with some of my repetitive questions.
Dr.Liu was really caring and I was pleasantly surprised to see how much time he spent to make sure he give me a right advices.
Dr. Liu was amazing, once he was able to join the appt. He was very up front with my wife and I at the beginning of the appt. and wanted to know why we were here. He wanted to be sure we were not here for just cosmetic reasons, and that there really was a medical issue. Once he review the tests of my pallet, and sinus openings, he realized there was a genuine need for me to be here. He listened to our concerns, and also was very open about our options, the risks, the benefits, how the procedure worked and challenges there might be with the insurance. He also was very reassuring that even though I may be the oldest to go thru the surgery, if that happens, he was very confident that it would be successful. I was also very impressed with Dr. Yoon and her ability to fly up from LAX. She also made me feel very confident that this procedure would work for me. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Dr Liu is exceptional. he is smart and creative in thinking through different solutions for me. I completely trust his ability and advice.
Dr. was super helpful, very knowledgeable, and very nice. He took the time to explain things very thoroughly and answered all of my and my Mom's questions.
it would be a dream come true to be able to get a sit down with the CEO to discuss this survey... Dr Liu has truly saved my life. After a terrible car accident in Uganda and sub par hospital care/repairs in Africa, Dr Liu and his team have completely reconstructed my face. No, it is not yet perfect. But Dr. Liu has told me he will support me to do what it takes to get there and we are working with a care team across three departments (Byers Eye Clinic and Facial Plastics). The care my Stanford doctors and Dr Liu and his fellows have showed us unmatched. I am finally starting to look like myself again and with two surgeries remaining I feel like a have. renewed chance at life. it's shocking to completely lose your face at 31 years old. Stanford saved it. from designing their first ever custom orbital floor implant to rebuild my eye socket to encouraging me to continue to push for perfection and cannot thank Dr. Liu and my care team enough. I have faced the global spectrum of healthcare from a rural African village hospital to a team of specialist at Stanford and I wish I could get onto one of your commercials to say that not only do your doctors innovate to save lives, they do so with care and a hunger to be the best.
Dr. Liu & Dr. Addad have been excellent.
Dr. Liu's bedside manner was the best. He fully examined me and found the problem I was having. gave me options that I felt confident with. thank you Dr. Liu
dr. Liu is fantastic.
Dr. Liu has an excellent bedside manner and took the time needed to explain different surgical options available to me at my request and provided me with material to take and review further.
Clearly explanation, professional, the best doctor I have ever seen
Dr. Liu is an extremely caring dr. & provides outstanding services.
Dr. Liu did a amazing job.
Dr. Liu was thorough, caring, and provided numerous options. I felt comfortable and very confident with his abilities. he explained everything in great detail and answered all of my questions in a straight forward way.
Dr. Liu is very smart, highly skilled, and friendly. I feel safe in his hands. But he seems to have too many patients to be able to remember the details of each case and to provide appropriate instructions. I have had to supplement his post-op instructions with background reading from the internet.
Very attentive and friendly.
Excellent and thoughtful approach to understanding the root causes of my sleep apnea. Dr. Liu is clearly experienced and a thought leader in this space.
dr. Liu is amazing.
Dr. Liu was very understanding of my medical problem and explained the procedure clearly.
Dr. Liu is a skilled & caring surgeon who we would highly recommend! He has a great bedside manner & instills confidence.
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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