Donald C. Liu, MD, PhD
Mary Campau Ryerson Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Surgeon-in-Chief, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital
Donald Liu, MD, PhD, is internationally recognized for his expertise in pediatric minimally invasive surgery, a type of surgery that is performed through small incisions, rather than large, open incisions. In many cases, he was the first surgeon in the greater Chicago area to offer certain advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat young patients. These breakthrough procedures result in less pain, less tissue damage, less scarring, and a faster recovery for children, a population that is particularly sensitive to surgery.
Dr. Liu offers a full range of both traditional, "open" procedures, and minimally invasive surgical approaches, including those for pyloric stenosis, gastroesophageal reflux disease and Crohn’s disease. His interests include intestinal disorders--primarily, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS), and gut diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel disease). Additionally, Dr. Liu's research interests include diabetes and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
The University of Chicago Medicine
University of Chicago Pediatric Specialists
Thomas Jefferson University
Internship and Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
American Academy of Pediatrics
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View a partial list of Dr. Liu's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.