Gene Liu, MD MMM FACS FAAP is the Co-Director of the Otolaryngology Course and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Charles Drew University College of Medicine. Dr. Liu is also the Director of Academic Otolaryngology, Associate Professor of Surgery, and Chair of the Otolaryngology residency training program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Liu is a longstanding member of many regional and national societies including American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advancement in Children (SENTAC) Los Angeles Pediatric Society (LAPS).

As an educator, Dr. Liu is actively involved in the training of Cedars-Sinai residents, UCLA medical students, USC & Touro University Physician Assistant students, as well as other healthcare students from across the country. He started one of the most popular ENT YouTube channels providing educational content aimed at patients and parents as well.

Dr. Liu obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia with a major in chemistry and earned his M.D. degree and graduated with distinction from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado with significant exposure to pediatric otolaryngology at The Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Research Interests

Dr. Liu’s research includes investigating the feasibility and safety of performing procedures such as ear tubes in the office, potentially avoiding the need for anesthesia and the operating room. He has been invited to speak in regional and national meetings on this topic, as well as in the areas of physician management and leadership.