Stanley Liu, MD, DDS

Stanley Liu, MD, DDS

Invited Lecturer

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center.


Dr. Liu is as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in the Division of Sleep Surgery, and is co-director of the Stanford Sleep Surgery Fellowship. He is a committee member of sleep medicine in the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He is a recent Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow (2018).

He received his medical and dental degrees from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). He was a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar (Cloister Program). After maxillofacial surgery residency at UCSF, Dr. Liu completed his sleep surgery fellowship with the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford.

Dr. Liu practices the full scope of sleep apnea surgery including nasal, palate, tongue base, hypoglossal nerve stimulation (Inspire), genioglossus advancement, distraction osteogenesis maxillary expansion (DOME), and maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). He is also routinely referred patients for orthognathic surgery and facial trauma. In that capacity, he also serves as a preceptor to the Stanford Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship.

His active areas of research include dynamic airway examination for sleep surgical selection, virtual surgical planning for facial skeletal surgery, and neuromodulation of the upper airway. He has published over 50 scientific articles and medical texts, with original scientific work on sleep surgery.