- Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
- Chief of Pediatric Surgery
- Surgeon-In-Chief, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital
- Vice Chairman for Pediatric Programs, Department of Surgery
Donald Liu, MD, PhD, is internationally recognized for his expertise in pediatric minimally invasive surgery. In many cases, he was the first surgeon in the greater Chicago area to offer certain advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat young patients. These breakthrough procedures result in less pain, less tissue damage, less scarring, and a faster recovery for children, a population that is particularly sensitive to surgery. Dr. Liu offers a full range of both traditional, "open" procedures, and minimally invasive surgical approaches, including those for pyloric stenosis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and Crohn's disease. Dr. Liu's interests also include diabetes research and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).