Dr. Stephen Liu, MD

Dr. Stephen Liu, MD

Dr. Stephen Liu, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-2223
Fax: 202-444-9429

Contact this Provider:

  • Medical Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • adenocarcinoma of lung
  • large cell cancer of the lung
  • lung cancer
  • lung mass
  • lung metastasis
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Procedures I Perform
  • adjuvant chemotherapy
  • biological targeted therapy
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer immunotherapy
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About the Provider

Dr. Stephen V. Liu MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. He is the Director of Thoracic Oncology and Head of Developmental Therapeutics at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Liu completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University with before receiving his M.D. at the University of Maryland. He received Internal Medicine training at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Southern California, after which he received further specialized training in genomic medicine at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Dr. Liu has been part of the Thoracic Oncology section and the Experimental Therapeutics Program of Georgetown University since 2013. He is a board-certified medical oncologist with expertise in lung cancer and drug development. 
Dr. Liu has a research focus on the development of novel therapeutic agents and innovative combinations for the treatment of advanced thoracic malignancies. He leads the Thoracic Oncology section and the Phase I Developmental Therapeutics group. His work has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Lancet Oncology, Cancer Discovery, and Clinical Cancer Research. He is actively involved in post-graduate education and has been awarded multiple teaching awards for his efforts. In addition to leading national and global clinical trials for the treatment of lung cancer, Dr. Liu is also the co-host for the official IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) podcast, Lung Cancer Considered.

Dr. Liu's Philosophy of Care:
I subscribe to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's mission - cura personalis - caring for the whole person - and I am an advocate for my patients. I stress the importance of open communication between physicians and patients and strive to provide my patients with the most advanced care available. I strongly believe that all patients deserve the opportunity to benefit from the latest cancer research advances, including genomic testing which is an essential part of treatment decisions. I am also committed to conducting research that will contribute to our understanding of cancer and helping future patients. Clinical trials are often the best treatment option in lung cancer and we strive to have the most promising agents available for our patients.

  • Fellowship Program: University of Southern California Medical Center (2011)
  • Fellowship Program: USC Norris Cancer Hospital (2011)
  • Internship/Residency: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2008)
  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2008)
  • Internship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2006)
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2005)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Lombardi Cancer Center
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-2223
    Fax: 866-874-3366

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • 2021     Member, Program Committee, IASLC 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer
  • 2021     Chair, Scientific Progress Review Committee, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC
  • 2021     Co-Host, IASLC Official Podcast “Lung Cancer Considered”
  • 2020     Co-Chair, ACCRU (Academic and Community Cancer Research United) Lung Cancer Section
  • 2020     Chair, Caris Precision Oncology Alliance, Thoracic Section