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Daniel Liu, MD, Plastic Surgery, Zion, IL, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chicago

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Plastic Surgery Zion, IL

Breast Reconstruction, Head & Neck, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery

Reconstructive Microsurgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Chicago

Overview of Dr. Liu

Dr. Daniel Liu is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. After graduating summa cum laude from Hendrix College in Arkansas, he obtained his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Liu completed postgraduate combined training in General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery & American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Liu has authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts in reconstructive breast surgery and craniofacial surgery. While committed to excellence throughout the entire breadth of plastic surgery, his special clinical interests include microsurgical breast reconstruction, lower extremity microsurgery, and cutting-edge techniques in lymphatic reconstruction using supermicrosurgery. Dr. Liu enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, music, and photography.

Education & Training

  • University of Washington School of Medicine
    University of Washington School of MedicineChief Residency, Plastic Surgery, 2011 - 2012
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
    University of Washington School of MedicineResidency, Plastic Surgery, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
    University of Washington School of MedicineResidency, General Surgery, 2006 - 2009
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineClass of 2006, MD, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Hendrix CollegeBA, Chemistry, Summa cum laude, 1999 - 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2019 - 2022
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2012 - 2023
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2006 - 2014
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Outstanding Performance on Surgery ABSITE Examination 2007, 2008
  • Missouri State Medical Association Honors Graduate Award 2006
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2006
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Duration of Antibiotics After Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Does Not Change Surgical Infection Rate.  
    Liu DZ, Dubbins JA, Louie O, Said HK, Neligan PC, Mathes DW, Plast Reconstr Surg
  • Comparison of outcomes using AlloDerm versus FlexHD for implant-based breast reconstruction.  
    Liu DZ, Mathes DW, Neligan PC, Said HK, Louie O, Ann Plast Surg
  • Patient Body Mass Index and Perforator Quality in Abdomen-Based Free-Tissue Transfer for Breast Reconstruction.  
    Scott JR, Sullivan SR, Liu DZ, Keys K, Isik FF, Said H, Mathes DW, J Reconstr Microsurg
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Comparison of Outcomes in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Versus Mastectomy Alone.
    Liu DZ, Dubbins JA, Feczko R, Calhoun KE, Louie O, Neligan PC, Said HK, Mathes DW, 100th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois
  • Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: AlloDerm Versus FlexHD.
    Liu DZ, Mathes DW, Neligan PC, Said HK, Leo KW, Louie O, 50th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Patterns of Antibiotic Use and Surgical Site Infection in Autologous Breast Reconstruction.
    Liu DZ, Dubbins JA, Mathes DW, 56th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, Louisville, Kentucky
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Lectures

  • Benign Breast Disease. 
    University of Washington Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds Seattle, Washington
  • Chest, Abdominal Wall, and Back Reconstruction. 
    University of Washington Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds Seattle, Washington
  • Ear Reconstruction. 
    University of Washington Plastic Surgery Division Grand Rounds Seattle, Washington
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Other

Authored Content

  • Incremental Innovation and Experts Across Every Niche at PSTMOctober 2018
  • Incremental Innovation and Experts Across Every Niche at PSTMOctober 2018

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish

Hospital Affiliations