Kathleen Liu, MD


Academic Title



UCSF School of Medicine 1999


Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine 2001


UCSF Medical Center, Nephrology 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Federspiel CK, Itenov TS, Mehta K, Hsu RK, Bestle MH, Liu KD. Duration of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. Ann Intensive Care. 2018 Feb 23; 8(1):30.
  2. Moore PK, Hsu RK, Liu KD. Management of Acute Kidney Injury: Core Curriculum 2018. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Feb 22.
  3. Lee BJ, Go AS, Parikh R, Leong TK, Tan TC, Walia S, Hsu RK, Liu KD, Hsu CY. Pre-admission proteinuria impacts risk of non-recovery after dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury. Kidney Int. 2018 Jan 09.
  4. Schell-Chaple HM, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Puntillo KA. Rectal and Bladder Temperatures vs Forehead Core Temperatures Measured With SpotOn Monitoring System. Am J Crit Care. 2018 Jan; 27(1):43-50.
  5. Thornton KC, Schwarz JJ, Gross AK, Anderson WG, Liu KD, Romig MC, Schell-Chaple H, Pronovost PJ, Sapirstein A, Gropper MA, Lipshutz AKM. Preventing Harm in the ICU-Building a Culture of Safety and Engaging Patients and Families. Crit Care Med. 2017 09; 45(9):1531-1537.
  6. Thompson BT, Chambers RC, Liu KD. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 10; 377(6):562-572.
  7. Schell-Chaple HM, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Sessler DI, Puntillo KA. Effects of IV Acetaminophen on Core Body Temperature and Hemodynamic Responses in Febrile Critically Ill Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Crit Care Med. 2017 Jul; 45(7):1199-1207.
  8. Kwong YD, Liu KD. AKI Adjudication: Do We Need It? Nephron. 2017 Jun 15.
  9. Liu KD, Humphreys BD, Endre ZH. The ten barriers for translation of animal data on AKI to the clinical setting. Intensive Care Med. 2017 Jun; 43(6):898-900.
  10. Park M, Hsu CY, Go AS, Feldman HI, Xie D, Zhang X, Mifflin T, Waikar SS, Sabbisetti VS, Bonventre JV, Coresh J, Nelson RG, Kimmel PL, Kusek JW, Rahman M, Schelling JR, Vasan RS, Liu KD. Urine Kidney Injury Biomarkers and Risks of Cardiovascular Disease Events and All-Cause Death: The CRIC Study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 May 08; 12(5):761-771.
  11. Chawla LS, Bellomo R, Bihorac A, Goldstein SL, Siew ED, Bagshaw SM, Bittleman D, Cruz D, Endre Z, Fitzgerald RL, Forni L, Kane-Gill SL, Hoste E, Koyner J, Liu KD, Macedo E, Mehta R, Murray P, Nadim M, Ostermann M, Palevsky PM, Pannu N, Rosner M, Wald R, Zarbock A, Ronco C, Kellum JA. Acute kidney disease and renal recovery: consensus report of the Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) 16 Workgroup. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2017 04; 13(4):241-257.
  12. Hendrickson CM, Abbott J, Zhuo H, Liu KD, Calfee CS, Matthay MA. Higher mini-BAL total protein concentration in early ARDS predicts faster resolution of lung injury measured by more ventilator-free days. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2017 May 01; 312(5):L579-L585.
  13. Famous KR, Delucchi K, Ware LB, Kangelaris KN, Liu KD, Thompson BT, Calfee CS. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Subphenotypes Respond Differently to Randomized Fluid Management Strategy. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb 01; 195(3):331-338.
  14. Huang DT, Angus DC, Moss M, Thompson BT, Ferguson ND, Ginde A, Gong MN, Gundel S, Hayden DL, Hite RD, Hou PC, Hough CL, Iwashyna TJ, Liu KD, Talmor DS, Yealy DM. Design and Rationale of the Reevaluation of Systemic Early Neuromuscular Blockade Trial for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jan; 14(1):124-133.
  15. Bhatraju PK, Mukherjee P, Robinson-Cohen C, O'Keefe GE, Frank AJ, Christie JD, Meyer NJ, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Christiani DC, Himmelfarb J, Wurfel MM. Acute kidney injury subphenotypes based on creatinine trajectory identifies patients at increased risk of death. Crit Care. 2016 Nov 17; 20(1):372.
  16. Hsu CY, Xie D, Waikar SS, Bonventre JV, Zhang X, Sabbisetti V, Mifflin TE, Coresh J, Diamantidis CJ, He J, Lora CM, Miller ER, Nelson RG, Ojo AO, Rahman M, Schelling JR, Wilson FP, Kimmel PL, Feldman HI, Vasan RS, Liu KD. Urine biomarkers of tubular injury do not improve on the clinical model predicting chronic kidney disease progression. Kidney Int. 2017 Jan; 91(1):196-203.
  17. Liu KD, Siew ED, Reeves WB, Himmelfarb J, Go AS, Hsu CY, Bennett MR, Devarajan P, Ikizler TA, Kaufman JS, Kimmel PL, Chinchilli VM, Parikh CR. Storage Time and Urine Biomarker Levels in the ASSESS-AKI Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(10):e0164832.
  18. Gordon AC, Perkins GD, Singer M, McAuley DF, Orme RM, Santhakumaran S, Mason AJ, Cross M, Al-Beidh F, Best-Lane J, Brealey D, Nutt CL, McNamee JJ, Reschreiter H, Breen A, Liu KD, Ashby D. Levosimendan for the Prevention of Acute Organ Dysfunction in Sepsis. N Engl J Med. 2016 10 27; 375(17):1638-1648.
  19. Ward SL, Quinn CM, Valentine SL, Sapru A, Curley MA, Willson DF, Liu KD, Matthay MA, Flori HR. Poor Adherence to Lung-Protective Mechanical Ventilation in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct; 17(10):917-923.
  20. Liu KD, Palevsky PM. RRT in AKI: Start Early or Wait? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Oct 07; 11(10):1867-1871.

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