Chienying Liu


Chocolate addict who loves to solve medical challenges

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

  • Academic Title


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

Clinics I work with

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
388 Reviews
Dr Liu is very caring and thorough in discussing your condition improvements and concern areas. She is very knowledgeable of other factors affecting your condition.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
386 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
387 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
373 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
384 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
384 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
382 Reviews