Chienying Liu


Chocolate addict who loves to solve medical challenges

About me

Dr. Chienying Liu is an endocrinologist who cares for patients with thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules and other thyroid disorders. She also cares for patients with endocrine neoplasia (tumors of hormone producing glands, such as adrenal tumors, pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, parathyroid tumors, and pituitary tumors).

Liu's current research interests are evaluating the risk factors for distant metastases of thyroid cancer (cancer that has spread from its original location) and the effectiveness of radioactive iodine in treating it.

Liu earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester. She completed her fellowship in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism at UCSF.

Liu is a member of the Endocrine Society and American Thyroid Association. She enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows. She received the John Karam MD Clinician Educator Award in 2014.

In her free time, Liu enjoys active travel and believes that traveling and seeing the world make us better human beings.

  • Education

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1995

  • Residencies

    University of Rochester, Internal Medicine, 1998

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Endocrinology, 2002

  • Board Certifications

    Endocrinology Diabetes & Metab, American Board of Medical Specialties

  • Academic Title


I believe in partnership with my patients and my medical team.

Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic

1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Endocrinology Clinic at Parnassus

400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143

Thyroid Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143