Dr. Stephen Liu, MD

Dr. Stephen Liu, MD

Dr. Stephen Liu, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-2223
Fax: (202) 444-2886

Contact this Provider:

  • Medical Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • adenocarcinoma of lung
  • cancer
  • large cell cancer of the lung
  • lung cancer
  • lung mass
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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,
Director of Thoracic Oncology and Director of Developmental Therapeutics at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

A Pittsburgh native, Dr. Liu graduated cum laude at Johns Hopkins University with a major in Biology and a minor in Film and Media Studies, before receiving his M.D. at the University of Maryland. He completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Pennsylvania and a dual 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) under Dr. Daniel Von Hoff. 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 thoracic malignancies including lung cancer, thymic malignancies, and mesothelioma. 
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 has also served as the Chief Editor for Frontiers in Thoracic Oncology since 2014.

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 becoming increasingly important to identify differences between patients' cancers and guide treatment decisions. I am also committed to conducting research that will contribute to our understanding of cancer and helping future patients.

  • Fellowship Program: University of Southern California Medical Center (2011)
  • Fellowship Program: USC Norris Cancer Hospital (2011)
  • Fellowship Program: University of Southern California (2011)
  • Internship/Residency: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2008)
  • Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2008)
  • Internship Program: University of Pennsylvania Health System (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
    1st Floor
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: (202) 444-2223
    Fax: (202) 444-2886

  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Washington, DC 20007
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor Award
  • Super Doctors, Top Doctor Award, Southern California Rising Star Honoree
  • Annual Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology Merit Award