Kenneth K. Liao, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery with Tenure,
Surgical Director of Heart Transplant Program,
Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program,
Co-Director of Valve Clinic,
University of Minnesota.
Affiliation with www.CNAHA.org
Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dr. Liao graduated from Wuhan University Medical School in 1984 and received his Ph.D degree from Beijing Medical University in 1989. He did his post-doctoral fellowship and then was a research associate in Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York from 1989 to 1994. He completed residency and chief residency in general surgery in Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center from1994 to 1999, and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery fellow at University of Minnesota from 1999 to 2002. He received his American Board of Surgery in 2002 and American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 2003.
Dr. Liao is currently an associate professor of surgery with Tenure, Surgical Director of Heart Transplant Program, Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program, and Co-Director of Valve Clinic in University of Minnesota.
Dr. Liao is among the top ranked cardiac surgeons in the US. He has been practicing clinical cardiac surgery for over 10 years in the US and has performed thousands of cardiac operations. He is an expert in Robotic and Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, heart valve repair/replacement, aortic aneurysm, redo and complex cardiac surgery, heart assist device and heart trans-plantation. He is considered the “go-to-cardiac surgeon” by many cardiovascular peers in Minnesota and Midwest region. He is also highly regarded by many cardiac surgeons in China and hosted many Chinese cardiac surgeons’ clinical visits to US hospitals. He is committed to the training of next generation Chinese cardiac surgeons.
Dr. Liao is an editorial member of Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, and reviewer or guest reviewer for many journals, including Circulation, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Journal of Heart Valve Disease, Clinical Transplantation, Journal of Applied Physiology, Innovation, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, and Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. His research is currently supported by NIH and other institutes.
廖医生1984年毕业于武汉大学医学院，1989年在北京医科大学获得博士学位；1989-1994年在纽约爱因斯坦医学院从事博士后研究并成为副研究员。他于1994-1999年在布克戴尔大学医学中心(Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center)完成住院医师培训，1999-2002年在明尼苏达大学完成心血管和胸外科专科医师培训；并于2002年和2003年分别获得美国外科医师和美国胸外科医师执照。
廖医生目前是《Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research》的编委会成员，同时还是多本杂志的评阅或特邀评阅人，包括《Circulation》、《Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation》、《Journal of Heart Valve Disease》、《Clinical Transplantation》《Journal of Applied Physiology》、《Innovation》、《International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery》以及《Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals》。其研究目前受NIH及其他科研机构的资助。
Selected Publications of Importance to the Field
John R, Kamdar F, Eckman P, Colvin-Adams M, Boyle A, Shumway S, Joyce L, Liao K. Lessons learned from experience with over 100 consecutive HeartMate II left ventricular assist devices. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov;92(5):1593-9; discussion 1599-600. Epub 2011 Oct 31.[PMID: 22051256]
John R, Lee S, Eckman P, Liao K. Right ventricular failure--a continuing problem in patients with left ventricular assist device support. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2010 Dec;3(6):604-11. [PMID:2081791]
Liao K. Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2010, 15(3):194-205.
Marshall MT, Liao K, Loushin MK, Iaizzo PA, The Effects of Temperature on Cardiac Pacing Thresholds Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 33(7):826-33. [PMID: 20132492]
John R, Liao K. Orthotopic Heart Transplantation. Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2010, 15(2):138-146.
John R, Liao K, Kamdar F, Eckman P, Boyle A, Colvin-Adams M. Effects on pre- and posttransplant pulmonary hemodynamics in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug;140(2):447-52. [PMID: 20435321]
John R, Kamdar F, Liao K, Colvin-Adams M, Farrar D, Miller L, Joyce L, Boyle A. Low thromboembolic risk for patients with the heartmate II left ventricular assist device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg., 2008, 136: 1318-1323. [PMID: 19026822]
John R, Kamdar F, Liao K, Colvin-Adams M, Boyle A, Joyce L. Improved survival and decreasing incidence of adverse events using the heartmate II left ventricular assist device as a bridge-to-transplant. Ann. Thoracic. Surg., 2008, 86:1227-1235. [PMID: 18805167]
Liao K, Li X, Amatya D, John R, Joyce L, Park S, Bianco R, Bolman R. Mechanical Stress: an independent determinant of early bioprosthetic valve calcification. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 86:491-5, 2008. [PMID:18640322]
John R, Liao K, Lietz K, Kamdar F, Colvin-Adams M, Boyle A, Miller L, Joyce L. Experience with the Levitronix-Centrimag ventricular assist device system as a bridge-to-decision in patients with refractory acute cardiogenic shock and multiple organ failure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 134:351-358, 2007.[PMID: 17662772]