Yuen-Jong Liu, M.D.

Qualifications | Before & After | Research

Cosmetic Surgery | Reconstructive Surgery | Hand & Wrist Surgery | Peripheral Neurosurgery


Dr. Liu's research interests have evolved from pure mathematics (number theory at the Research Science Institute at MIT) to artificial intelligence (Open Mind Common Sense project at MIT Media Lab) to computational genomics (nucleosome pattern recognition in yeast genome microarrays at the Harvard Center for Genomics Research) to surgical outcomes (free flap outcomes and quantitative breast surgery in the Section of Plastic Surgery at Yale University). Each step represented a transition to a field with more immediate human applications while applying experience and skills accumulated during his education. Combining his experience in data analysis and pattern recognition with a thorough training in surgery, Dr. Liu optimizes patient outcomes in evidence-based surgery.

Specific Interests

Projects and Publications

Dr. Liu studied the aesthetics of breast shape under Dr. J. Grant Thomson in the Section of Plastic Surgery at Yale. He determined the relationship between breast volume, surface area, and anthropomorphic measurements that results in the most aesthetically pleasing shape, with the ultimate goal of optimizing patient satisfaction in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries. He is primary or secondary author in the following publications:

In addition, Dr. Liu worked with Dr. Thomson to correlate free flap survival with intra-operative patient temperatures, showing mild intra-operative hypothermia to be beneficial in free flap transfers. The results were published in this paper:

Dr. Liu also studied the molecular history of pseudogenes in Mark Gerstein's lab in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale. He is primary author or co-author in the following publications:

During college, Dr. Liu worked in Steve Altschuler and Lani Wu's lab for three years at the Harvard Center for Genomics Research. He developed computational models to simulate gene networks and applied hidden Markov models to tiled genomic microarray data. He is second author in the following publication:

During college, Dr. Liu also worked in Marvin Minsky's lab at the MIT Media Labs on the Open Mind Common Sense Project, building data structures to represent common sense knowledge and enabling a computer to understand concepts that humans often take for granted.

In high school, Dr. Liu explored an unsolved problem in number theory at the Research Science Institute (RSI 1999) and analyzed gastrointestinal creatine absorption by infrared spectroscopy.


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Yuen-Jong Liu, M.D.
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