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Yvonne G. Lin-Liu


Gynecologic oncologist

Dr. Yvonne G. Lin-Liu specializes in treating gynecologic cancers. She believes that knowledge is power, so she strives to help her patients understand the biology of their disease and all of their treatment options. Much of her practice focuses on serving women seeking second opinions and helping them make the best treatment decisions.

After earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lin-Liu completed a master of science degree in epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and then received a Fulbright fellowship to Taiwan. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Previously, Lin-Liu was a physician-scientist studying the impact of obesity on cellular stress, inflammation and endometrial cancer development. She joined Genentech in 2014 to advance the development of new cancer therapies for women around the world. Currently a medical director at Genentech in South San Francisco, she strongly believes that continuing to care for patients as a physician is key to improving treatment options for women with gynecologic cancers.

Lin-Liu has presented her research at multiple meetings and has published in prominent journals, including Cancer, the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Clinical Cancer Research and Oncogene. She is an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, American Association for Cancer Research and American Society of Clinical Oncology. She volunteers on various society committees focused on professional development.

  • Education

    University of California of Irvine School of Medicine, 2001

  • Residencies

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005

  • Fellowships

    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gyneclogic Oncology, 2014

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    64 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 05, 2023
    Very good
    Sep 03, 2023
    Dr was very kind and caring
    Aug 12, 2023
    Dr Lin-Liu is very compassionate. She not only shares her expertise "she listens" "takes action" She is very resourceful & knowledgeable. She is Kind hearted & doesn't rush through my appointment.
    Jul 12, 2023
    Loved the way she addressed my questions and concerns and gave options beyond what my doctor had provided with respect to clinical trials.
    May 20, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking care of me
    May 20, 2023
    I recommend to everyone!
    Apr 08, 2023
    I asked a question and got an overly detailed answer but that wasn't horrible.
    Apr 03, 2023
    Dr. Lin in my opinion was exceptional & a wealth of information for me.
    Nov 26, 2022
    Surgery was scheduled even BEFORE seeing me due to logistical issue which is hard to accept.Option offered was drastic radical hysterectomy again hard to accept due to early stage of cancer standard of care was mentioned many times. When I asked for alternate option again standard of care (or sub standard) was mentionedCT scan test results were seen by the Dr only during the appointment not priorObviously she is the expert and my personal care would be the most important thing for her but what she told me about my option was a complete shock to me because I was ready for uterus removal but not a radical hysterectomy
    Nov 24, 2022
    The doctor was very thorough in her explanation of my condition including historically how it was treated versus now via surgery procedures. She listened well and was kind in spirit. And the follow up letter was equally impressive.
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr. Lin-Liu genuinely kind & compassionate. She is easy to talk. She listens & provides great resources to meet my needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone needs care
    Sep 03, 2022
    Dr. LinLiu is the best dr I have ever had She took the time to answer my questions and concerns I've already recommended her to friends I give her 10 out of 10
    Aug 18, 2022
    I really wish I lived closer so she could take over my care. We got along so well. She was a mind reader at times knew my next questions very knowledgeable and easy to understand. If I could feasibly move my care to UCSF I would. She made me feel comfortable and at ease with her diagnosis and prognosis. She has a great "bedside" manner and was a joy to meet.
    Apr 24, 2022
    I am very pleased with my new doctor I'm satisfied
    Mar 26, 2022
    Good experiencie
    Mar 06, 2022
    Dr. Yvonne Lin-Liu highly recommend
    Feb 10, 2022
    Dr. Lin-Liu is absolutely fantastic. I would recommend her 100% without reservation to anyone