XUE ZHONG LIU, MD, PhD, FACS

University of Miami – Don Soffer Clinical Research Building
1120 NW 14 Street, Room 575
Miami, FL 33136

BIOGRAPHY

Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., FACS., an internationally renowned surgeon-scientist, is the Leonard M. Miller Professor and Vice Chair of Otolaryngology and Professor of Human Genetics, Biochemistry and Pediatrics. Dr. Liu is also Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Liu is Director ofthe Miami Otogenic Program and the Director of the Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Dr. Liu graduated from the West China University of Medical Sciences in Chengdu, China. He completed a general surgery internship and otolaryngology residency at the University of Miami. He obtained his Ph.D in Human Genetics in the University of Manchester and Postdoctoral training in Molecular Genetics at MRC Mammalian Unit, Oxford, in England. He is fully licensed and board certified in Otolaryngology. He specializes in the treatment of hearing loss and ear diseases.  He was selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America”.

CLINICAL FOCUS

Otology, adult and pediatric hearing loss, genetic hearing loss, general otolaryngology.  Genomics application in auditory diseases, Novel disease gene targets and treatment in hearing loss, Genetic basis and intervention of age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), Otitis media pathophysiology and therapy. 

RESEARCH FOUS

Dr. Liu’s research focuses are on novel disease gene targets and treatment in hearing loss. He has had a career long interest in genetic deafness and has made many significant contributions to our understanding of the identification of deafness genes and to molecular pathogenesis of deafness and deafness as well as and clinical diagnosis/management of deafness over the past decade. Dr. Liu is the author of more than 130 scientific papers in top journals and medical book chapters covering a wide range of topics in genetics, molecular biology, clinical diagnosis, and treatments in otolaryngology.  His research activities on hearing loss have been well funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). He is one of the top NIH funded Otolaryngologists. He has received national and international recognition for his clinical activities, teaching and research in the field of hearing loss. He has also been the guest speaker at numerous national and international otolaryngology meetings presenting his research accomplishment.  Dr. Liu graduated from the West China University of Medical Sciences in Chengdu, China. He completed a general surgery internship and otolaryngology residency at the University of Miami. He obtained his Ph.D in Human Genetics in the University of Manchester and Postdoctoral training in Molecular Genetics at MRC Mammalian Unit, Oxford, in England. He is fully licensed and board certified in Otolaryngology. He specializes in the treatment of hearing loss and ear diseases.  He was selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America”.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Otolaryngology

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • 2008 – Residency Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami

  • 1998 – Fellowship St Mary Hospital of Imperial College, London/MRC Mammalian Genetic Unit

  • 1995 – Ph.D. University of Manchester

  • 1987 – M.D. West China University of Medical Sciences

COMMITTEES / SOCIETIES / MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons

  • American Rhinological Society

  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

  • Greater Miami ENT Society

  • American Society of Human Genetics

  • The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)

  • President of American Chinese Genetic Association (ACGA) (2014-2016)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Best Doctors in America

  • Hurong Visiting Professor at the Central-South University in Hunan, China

  • Honorary Professor at the Institute of Ear Research in 301 General Hospital in Beijing, China

  • Young Oversea Chinese Investigator Award, National Science Foundation of China

  • First prize for the resident research presentation in the Chandler Society of Department of Otolaryngology

  • First prize for the resident temporal bone competition of Department Otolaryngology

  • Career Development Award – Foundation Fighting Blindness

  • Otologic Scholar Award – Deafness Research Foundation

  • Exceptionally good ranking receiver in MRC-UK achievement evaluation

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