Yongjun Liu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor | Director, Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology Fellowship Program

Yongjun Liu, MD, PhD


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Office Location:

UW Medical Center - Montlake, Room NE140D

Mailing Address:

Box 356100
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195

Clinical and Research Background

​Dr. Liu is a board-certified anatomic pathologist subspecialized in hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal, and pancreatic pathology. His research interests are in liver neoplasms, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver transplantation, and gastrointestinal and pancreatic disorders. He is particularly interested in discovering genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying liver cancers. Dr. Liu has more than fifteen years of experience in genetic, genomic, and transcriptomic studies of human complex diseases. He has authored over 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in these fields.

Board Certifications

American Board of Pathology (ABPath), 2018

Research Interests

Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology

Academic and Medical Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2022-Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine, WI, 2019-2022

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Tulane University School of Public Health, New Orleans, LA, 2010-2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, MO, 2006-2010

Education and Training

Fellowship, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2018-2019

Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, PA, 2014-2018

Postdoc Fellow, Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, AL, 2005-2006

PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2001-2005

MD, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, 1993​


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