Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu

Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu MD, DDS, FACS

Growing up in several cultures, I enjoy finding common needs across cultures, and then fostering collaboration for solutions. I was born in Taiwan and grew up in Istanbul. After boarding school on the East Coast, I attended Stanford and took Dr. Dement’s Sleep and Dreams. I then completed dental and medical school at UCSF, where I also finished oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. My long-time mentors and sleep surgery pioneers Dr. Powell and Dr. Riley led me to the Otolaryngology – Sleep Surgery fellowship at Stanford. I stayed on as faculty after the fellowship, and now as an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of the Sleep Surgery Fellowship. My clinical work focuses on a comprehensive surgical approach to OSA, founded on a continuum of care with sleep medicine. My research focuses on improving ultrasound technology for sleep care, addressing disparity in gender and ethnic outcomes of sleep surgery, and optimizing MMA and upper airway stimulation care. Most importantly, I have returned to teach Sleep and Dreams, now directed by Dr. Pelayo. “Drowsiness is still red alert!”