Chienying Liu, MD



Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2350
Fax: (415) 353-2337

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Endocrinology Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm.

Thyroid Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Endocrinology Diabetes & Metab
Internal Medicine

More about Chienying Liu


University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 1995


University of Rochester 1998


UC San Diego, Endocrinology 1999
UCSF, Endocrinology 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kluijfhout WP, Drake FT, Pasternak JD, Beninato T, Vriens MR, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Liu C, Suh I, Duh QY. Incidental positive lymph nodes in patients with papillary thyroid cancer is independently associated with recurrent disease. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep; 116(3):275-280.
  2. Kluijfhout WP, Beninato T, Drake FT, Vriens MR, Gosnell J, Shen WT, Suh I, Liu C, Duh QY. Unilateral Clearance for Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Selected Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. World J Surg. 2016 Dec; 40(12):2964-2969.
  3. Beninato T, Kluijfhout WP, Drake FT, Lim J, Kwon JS, Xiong M, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Liu C, Suh I, Duh QY. Resection of Pheochromocytoma Improves Diabetes Mellitus in the Majority of Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 May; 24(5):1208-1213.
  4. Kluijfhout WP, Pasternak JD, Drake FT, Beninato T, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Suh I, C L, Duh QY. Application of the new American Thyroid Association guidelines leads to a substantial rate of completion total thyroidectomy to enable adjuvant radioactive iodine. Surgery. 2017 Jan; 161(1):127-133.
  5. Venkatesh S, Pasternak JD, Beninato T, Drake FT, Kluijfhout WP, Liu C, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Clark OH, Duh QY, Suh I. Cost-effectiveness of active surveillance versus hemithyroidectomy for micropapillary thyroid cancer. Surgery. 2017 Jan; 161(1):116-126.
  6. Pasternak JD, Seib CD, Seiser N, Tyrell JB, Liu C, Cisco RM, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY. Differences Between Bilateral Adrenal Incidentalomas and Unilateral Lesions. JAMA Surg. 2015 Oct; 150(10):974-8.
  7. Goepfert RP, Liu C, Ryan WR. Trans-oral robotic surgery and surgeon-performed trans-oral ultrasound for intraoperative location and excision of an isolated retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 36(5):710-4.
  8. Scholten A, Cisco RM, Vriens MR, Cohen JK, Mitmaker EJ, Liu C, Tyrrell JB, Shen WT, Duh QY. Pheochromocytoma crisis is not a surgical emergency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb; 98(2):581-91.
  9. Tsinberg M, Liu C, Duh QY. Subclinical Cushing's syndrome. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct 01; 106(5):572-4.
  10. Liu C, Lo JC, Dowd CF, Wilson CB, Kunwar S, Aron DC, Tyrrell JB. Cavernous and inferior petrosal sinus sampling in the evaluation of ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2004 Oct; 61(4):478-86.
  11. Liu C, Tyrrell JB. Successful Treatment of a large macroprolactinoma with cabergoline during pregnancy. Pituitary. 2001; 3(4):179-85.
  12. Frias J, Liu C, Basabe L, Kruszynska YT. Effects of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) on basal and glucose stimulated insulin secretion. Diabetes. 1999; Suppl 1(47):A295.

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