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Yan Liu, M.D., Ph.D.


Harbin Medical University

Duke University


Residency, Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern, Austin Programs

Fellowship, Cardiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Yan Liu, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, a cardiologist and cardio-oncology specialist. He currently serves as the director of cardio-oncology at Ascension Seton.

Prior to joining Dell Medical School, Liu was an assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served as the system director of the cardio-oncology service line at Sentara Healthcare. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at UT Southwestern Austin Programs. He then completed his cardiology fellowship and served as the chief cardiology fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospitals. Liu also received a doctorate in immunology at Duke University and completed his oncology postdoctoral research fellowship at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in UNC-Chapel Hill through the Joseph Pagano Fellowship award.

Liu’s research is focused on molecular aging and the common pathways of cancer and cardiovascular disease and their applications in the development of novel molecular biomarkers for early disease detection, prediction and prevention, as well as novel therapeutics in chemo-protection in the area of cardiovascular disease and cardio-oncology. Liu served as the principal investigator in original research studies funded by the American Medical Association and North Carolina Translational Research Institute. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is an inventor on several patents that led to two clinical-stage biotech companies.

Liu is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has served on several committees and editorial boards and speaks frequently at national and international conferences. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Cardio-Oncology. He was an Accountable Care Organization board member at Bayview Health. He serves on the expert panel at Texas Medical Board and is the past president of Texas Medical Association Burnet and Lampasas County Medical Society.

Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • American Association of Immunologist
Awards & Honors
  • Archie Robinson Excellent Physician Award
    Austin Heart, Hospital Corporation of America, 2017
  • Team Excellence Award, Team Leader
    Seton Healthcare Family, 2013
  • ASCI/AAP Travel Award
    American Society of Clinical Investigation/Association of American Physicians, 2011
  • Joseph Pagano Fellowship Award
    The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
  • Bernard Amos Research Award
    Duke University, 2006