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Rachel Liou, MD


Adrenal Cancer
Adrenal Disorder
Adrenal Surgery
Adrenal and Pituitary Disease
Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (ATC)
Cushing's Syndrome
Endocrine Cancer
Endocrine Surgery
Endocrine Tumor
Graves’ Disease
Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC)
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Multinodular Goiter
Needle Thyroid Biopsy
Parathyroid Cancer
Parathyroid Disease
Parathyroid Surgery
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Nodule
Thyroid Surgery


Dr. Rachel Liou is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. She graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine, where she was a recipient of the Gold Humanisim Award. She completed her general surgery residency at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey and went on to complete her fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Her clinical interests include the diseases of the parathyroid, thyroid, and adrenal glands. She primarily functions out of Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center, in a partnership between Columbia University and CarePoint Health.


Golden Apple Teaching Award Nominee, New Jersey Medical School, ,2020

Gold Humanism Honor Society, Wright State University BSOM, 2015

Gandhi Scholarship Recipient, Wright State University BSOM, 2013 – 2014

Medical Student Research Symposium, Wright State University BSOM,  2012

Phi Beta Kappa, Case Western Reserve University, 2009


Rahul K. Sharma, Jihui Lee, Rachel Liou, Catherine McManus, James A. Lee, Jennifer H. Kuo, Optimal surgeon-volume threshold for neck dissections in the setting of primary thyroid malignancies, Surgery, 2021.

Cavallo G, Lazar A, Liou R, Resnikoff M. Open repair of a plantar artery pseudoaneurysm after Morton's neurectomy. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, Volume 6, Issue 2, 259 – 261.

Askew D, Su CA, Barkauskas DS, Dorand RD, Myers J, Liou R, Nthale J, Huang AY. (2016) Transient Surface CCR5 Expression by Naïve CD8+ T Cells within Inflamed Lymph Nodes is Dependent on High Endothelial Venule Interaction and Augments Th Cell-Dependent Memory Response. J Immunol. 196(9):3653-64. 

Cavalcanti E, Vadrucci E, Delvecchio FR, Addabbo F, Bettini S, Liou R, Monsurro V, Huang AY, Pizarro T, Santino A, Chieppa M. (2014) Administration of Reconstituted Polyphenol Oil Bodies Efficiently Suppresses Dendritic Cell Inflammatory Pathways and Acute Intestinal Inflammation. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88898.

Liou HLR, Myers JT, Barkauskas DS, Huang AY. Intravital imaging of the mouse popliteal lymph node. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2012;60:e3720.