Christopher Cheng-Yu Liu, MD $$

Pediatric Otolaryngologist (ENT)

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Christopher Cheng-Yu Liu, M.D., is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children’s Health℠ and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern. Dr. Liu specializes in the surgical treatment of head and neck tumors, thyroid cancer and vascular malformations (a type of birthmark made up of blood vessels) in children and infants. Dr. Liu employs a multidisciplinary approach and works closely with multiple subspecialists throughout the Children’s Health system to provide the best care for his patients. He is the ENT surgeon for the vascular malformations team as well as co-surgeon for the pediatric thyroid team. 

He earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. As a medical student, he spent an additional year as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow studying hearing physiology. He completed residency training in otolaryngology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Liu is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Liu has lectured nationally and internationally on topics like thyroid cancer and hemangiomas in infants. He is also the Associate Director for the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship program. His work as a researcher and educator of medical students, residents and fellows helps improve the future of care for children. 

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Liu enjoys time with his wife and 2 children. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, staying active and playing basketball. 

Education and Training

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2011)
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2012), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2016), Otolaryngology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2017), Pediatric Otolaryngology
Board Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology


  • Ear drainage
  • Hearing loss
  • Nasal congestion
  • Noisy breathing
  • Sinus polyps
  • Tympanic membrane perforation
  • Vascular malformations (infantile hemangioma, lymphatic malformation, venous malformation)
  • Research Interests

    • Vascular malformations
    • Head and neck tumors
  • Publications

    • An Unusual Parotid Mass in a 14-Year-Old Female. Leavitt T, Shah AT, Singh V, Mitchell RB, Liu CC. Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Dec 7:1455613211057636. doi: 10.1177/01455613211057636. Online ahead of print.
    • Anesthetic management of children undergoing drug-induced sleep endoscopy: A retrospective review. Liu KA, Liu CC, Alex G, Szmuk P, Mitchell RB. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Dec;139:110440. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110440. Epub 2020 Oct 14.
  • Professional Activities

    • American Board of Otolaryngology
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • International Society for Otitis Media
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022

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