Dr. Liu is an endocrine surgeon and surgical oncologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Liu graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds a Master of Science in health services and outcomes research from Northwestern University. He completed general surgery training at the University of Chicago Medicine and fellowships in both complex general surgical oncology and endocrine surgery from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
At the PROVE Center, Dr. Liu’s interests are multifaceted, ranging from the routine use of PROs in clinical care for shared decision-making (e.g., data to counsel and set expectations in high morbidity cancer operations) to the development of new PROMs specific to cancer and endocrine surgery (e.g., primary hyperparathyroidism or subclinical Cushing’s) to the aggregation of PROs to construct PRO-based performance measures (PRO-PMs) that could be tied to reimbursement structures to drive higher quality care.