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David Liang, MD, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Cardiovascular Medicine 300 Pasteur Dr H2157 MC 5233 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-8146 Fax (650) 724-4034
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 723-8146
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview


Stanford researchers are creating a micro-device that physicians could guide through the body to help diagnose and treat clogged arteries and other diseases. Tethered to the outside world by a thin wire, a tiny machine creeps through blood vessels, searching out deadly plaques and obliterating them with a zap of a laser. While a laser will come later, for now David Liang, MD, PhD, is focusing on a tiny eye that could give physicians an unprecedented view into blood vessels.

Clinical Focus

  • Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center CA (1995)
Internship: Stanford University Medical Center CA (1990)
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center CA (1992)
Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1995)
Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1989)
BSEE: MIT, Electrical Engineering (1981)
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Postdoctoral Advisees

Catherine Dao

Scientific Focus


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