Dr. Liu is the only pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His practice bridges the fields of ophthalmology and neurology through diagnosis and management of patients with neurological disorders that affect vision and eye movements. Dr. Liu also treats patients with poorly-defined visual symptoms, many of which remain unresolved despite previous ophthalmic and neurologic evaluations. Dr. Liu's patients seek evaluation and treatment for:
Dr. Liu received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988. He completed a medical internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital from 1988-1989, and a neurology residency at the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program (Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel, and Brockton-Westbury VA Hospitals in Boston, Mass.) from 1989-1992. He then completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fla. from 1992-1993.
Dr. Liu began practicing neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1993. He was the first on-site neuro-ophthalmologist The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Currently there are more than 1500 pediatric neuro-ophthalmic visits per year.
Philadelphia Magazine named Dr. Liu one of the "Top Docs for Kids" in 2001 with a special designation of national reputation in pediatric neuro-ophthalmology.
Dr. Liu is currently a Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at the University Pennsylvania. He is considered an international expert on pediatric neuro-ophthalmic topics such as pediatric pseudotumor cerebri and vision testing in children with neurofibromatosis and optic pathway gliomas.
Dr. Liu is a member of the University of Pennsylvania's Division of Neuro-ophthalmology in the Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology. With six full-time faculty members and active clinical and research components, it is the largest neuro-ophthalmology group in the country. Along with Drs. Nicholas Volpe and Steven Galetta, Dr. Liu co-authored the group's textbook, Neuro-ophthalmology: Diagnosis and Management (Saunders, 2001), which a reviewer in the New England Journal of Medicine considered "probably the best-illustrated, most comprehensive single-volume textbook on neuro-ophthalmology available today." The release of the second edition is planned for the fall of 2008.« Back to Previous Page