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Terrence H. Liu, MD, MPH

Professor of Clinical Surgery 
Division of UCSF-East Bay Surgery

Program Director, UCSF-East Bay Surgery Residency Program

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University of California, San Francisco - East Bay
1411 East 31st Street, QIC 22134
Oakland, CA  94602
(510) 437-4267

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  • 1977-82, University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Cell Biology and Psychology
  • 1982-86, Baylor College of Medicine, M.D., Medicine
  • 2007-11, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, M.P.H.
  • 1986-87, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Intern, Surgery
  • 1987-89, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Resident, Surgery
  • 1992-94, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Resident, Surgery
  • 1991-92, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow,Tumor biology
  • 1994-95, University of Minnesota, Fellow, Critical Care Medicine
  • 1995-96, University of Minnesota, Fellow, Critical Care Research
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
  • Critical Care
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Oncologic
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular Access
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular Access

Dr. Liu received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he double majored in Physiology and Psychology. He then completed his medical education at the Baylor College of Medicine, following which he received residency training in General Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and surgical critical care fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his formal clinical training, he received training in basic science laboratory research in the areas of tumor biology and critical care medicine.

Dr. Liu served as the 3rd- and 4th-year Surgery Clerkship Director at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School prior to joining the department at UCSF-East Bay. This background has led him to develop a strong interest in educational program development for medical students and postgraduate trainees. His diverse clinical interests range from gastrointestinal surgery, endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, to trauma/critical care. His recent research emphases have been directed toward clinical outcomes, and undergraduate and graduate medical education. Yearly since 2005, he travels to the Philippines on a medical mission under the auspices of the Northern California Philippino Medical Society.  He is a member and an active participant in a number of local, regional, and national professional organizations.

Most recent publications from a total of 39
  1. Kangelaris KN, Prakash A, Liu KD, Aouizerat B, Woodruff PG, Erle DJ, Rogers A, Seeley EJ, Chu J, Liu T, Osterberg-Deiss T, Zhuo H, Matthay MA, Calfee CS. Increased expression of neutrophil-related genes in patients with early sepsis-induced ARDS. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Jun 1; 308(11):L1102-13. View in PubMed
  2. Chong VE, Smith R, Garcia A, Lee WS, Ashley L, Marks A, Liu TH, Victorino GP. Hospital-centered violence intervention programs: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Am J Surg. 2015 Apr; 209(4):597-603. View in PubMed
  3. Lee WS, Palmer BJ, Garcia A, Chong VE, Liu TH. BRAF mutation in papillary thyroid cancer: A cost-utility analysis of preoperative testing. Surgery. 2014 Dec; 156(6):1569-78. View in PubMed
  4. Lee WS, Parks NA, Garcia A, Palmer BJ, Liu TH, Victorino GP. Pan computed tomography versus selective computed tomography in stable, young adults after blunt trauma with moderate mechanism: A cost-utility analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Oct; 77(4):527-33; discussion 533. View in PubMed
  5. Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Cook B, McDonald E, Palmer B, Liu T, Kim E. A better way to teach knot tying: a randomized controlled trial comparing the kinesthetic and traditional methods. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):690-4. View in PubMed
  6. Garcia A, Palmer BJ, Parks NA, Liu TH. Routine prophylactic central neck dissection for low-risk papillary thyroid cancer is not cost-effective. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Nov; 81(5):754-61. View in PubMed
  7. Garcia A, Liu TH, Victorino GP. Cost-utility analysis of prehospital spine immobilization recommendations for penetrating trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb; 76(2):534-41. View in PubMed
  8. Miraflor E, Yeung L, Strumwasser A, Liu TH, Victorino GP. Emergency uncrossmatched transfusion effect on blood type alloantibodies. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jan; 72(1):48-52; discussion 52-3. View in PubMed
  9. Martinez-Palli G, Hirose R, Liu T, Xu F, Dang K, Feiner J, Serkova NJ, Niemann CU. Donor pre-treatment with everolimus or cyclosporine does not reduce ischaemia-reperfusion injury in a rat kidney transplant model. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Jun; 26(6):1813-20. View in PubMed
  10. Vincenti M, Behrends M, Dang K, Park YH, Hirose R, Blasi-Ibanez A, Liu T, Serkova NJ, Niemann CU. Induction of intestinal ischemia reperfusion injury by portal vein outflow occlusion in rats. J Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov; 45(11):1103-10. View in PubMed
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