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Peter Liou, MD


Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Biliary Surgery
Colorectal Liver Metastases
Gallbladder Surgery
General Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Kidney Transplantation
Liver Cancer
Liver Resection Surgery
Liver Transplant
Liver Transplant, Pediatric
Liver Transplantation
Liver Tumor
Living Donor Transplantation
Management of Liver Transplant Complication
Pancreas Surgery
Portal Hypertension Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Transplant Surgery


Dr. Peter Liou is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and an Attending Transplant Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is board-certified in general surgery and received specialty training in abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary surgery. His practice interests focus on the surgical management of adults and children with liver and bile duct disease including those with liver failure, cirrhosis, bile duct and gallbladder disease, as well as those with benign and malignant liver tumors and cysts. He is skilled in minimally invasive surgery and trained to perform both laparoscopic and robotic surgery whenever possible.

Dr. Liou received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Music from Columbia College, and subsequently attended medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was the recipient of a Doris Duke Translational Research Grant under the mentorship of Dr. Jessica Kandel. Dr. Liou then completed his general surgical residency at New York Presbyterian / Columbia, while receiving additional clinical training in Intestinal/Multivisceral transplant and Adult ECMO with Drs. Tomoaki Kato and Matthew Bacchetta during that time. He then continued with a surgical fellowship in Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at New York Presbyterian Columbia and Weill Cornell.

Committed to providing compassionate and the latest comprehensive care, Dr. Liou routinely collaborates with an elite team of world-class providers in liver disease to achieve optimal outcomes and treatment success. He is also interested in international medicine, having participated in surgical outreaches and exchanges in China, Kenya, Swaziland, and Tanzania.


AASLD Emerging Liver Scholar 2019, 2019.

American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit Scholarship Award winner, 2016.

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Gold Medal, 2013.

Joseph Garrison Parker Award in exemplifying through activities in art and the public interest, 2013.

Miriam Berkman Spotnitz Award for Excellence in Research of Neoplastic Diseases, 2013


Weiner J, Hemming A, Levi D, Beduschi T, Matsumoto R, Mathur A, Liou P, Griesemer A, Samstein B, Cherqui D, Emond J, Kato T. Ex Vivo Liver Resection and
Autotransplantation - Should It be Used more Frequently? Ann Surg. 2022 Aug 3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35920562.

Fu J, Zuber J, Shonts B, Obradovic A, Wang Z, Frangaj K, Meng W, Rosenfeld AM, Waffarn EE, Liou P, Lau SP, Savage TM, Yang S, Rogers K, Danzl NM, Ravella S, Satwani P, Iuga A, Ho SH, Griesemer A, Shen Y, Prak ETL, Martinez M, Kato T, Sykes M. Lymphohematopoietic graft-versus-host responses promote mixed chimerism in patients receiving intestinal transplantation. J Clin Invest. 2021 Apr 15;131(8):e141698.

Liou P, Kato T, Fishbein T. Surgical Perspectives on the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Guideline for Anticoagulation and Implications for Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2021 Apr;27(4):580-583.

Agerstrand C, Dubois R, Takeda K, Uriel N, Lemaitre P, Fried J, Masoumi A, Cheung EW, Kaku Y, Witer L, Liou P, Gerall C, Klein-Cloud R, Abrams D, Cunningham J, Madahar P, Parekh M, Short B, Yip NH, Serra A, Beck J, Brewer M, Fung K, Mullin D, Oommen R, Stanifer BP, Middlesworth W, Sonett J, Brodie D. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Coronavirus Disease 2019: Crisis Standards of Care. ASAIO J. 2021 Mar 1;67(3):245-249.

Kato T, Hwang R, Liou P, Weiner J, Griesemer A, Samstein B, Halazun K, Mathur A, Schwartz G, Cherqui D, Emond J. Ex Vivo Resection and Autotransplantation for Conventionally Unresectable Tumors - An 11-year Single Center Experience. Ann Surg. 2020 Nov;272(5):766-772