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Michael Liu, MD

Michael Liu, MD



49 Ratings 21 Reviews


Colon and Rectal Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH St John Medical Center
29099 Health Campus Dr
Westlake, OH 44145

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Tuesday, Dec 13


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Michael Liu, MD is a board-certified colorectal surgeon at University Hospitals and a clinical assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also an active member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Dr. Liu’s special clinical interests include colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis, minimally invasive/laparoscopic surgery and colonoscopy.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at the University of Chicago, Dr. Liu attended the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University where he earned his medical doctorate with a special qualification in biomedical research. After a general surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Liu further advanced his training by completing a colorectal surgery fellowship, also at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition, he completed a research fellowship at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine as the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow. He joined the medical staff at UH in 2020.

Dr. Liu is a highly accomplished presenter and researcher. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and abstracts and has presented his findings at national and international professional symposiums and conferences. Dr. Liu’s research interests include both basic science and clinical outcomes.

A resident of Westlake, Dr. Liu enjoys spending his free time with his family.

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Office Locations

UH St John Medical Center

29099 Health Campus Dr
Westlake OH, 44145

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Digestive Health Institute

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5

49 Ratings

Patient Comments (21)

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr Liu is one of the best and most caring doctors I've ever had. I would highly recommend him. When I was in the hospital he visited me in the morning and later in the day during every day of my hospital stay.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Saw provider after my stay in hospital so new doctor to me. Excellent physician

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr. Liu is an outstanding surgeon. He is not only skilled but personable and compassionate. He worked with me to devise a treatment plan and timing based on my individual needs. This has helped with my recovery and getting back to life as I desire to live it in a healthy and active manner. He personally made rounds while I was in the hospital instead of delegating to a Hospitalist. This was very important to me. He's very committed to his work and it shows.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Very pleased with Dr Liu. This was my first visit with Dr Liu and he explained everything in easy-to-understand language, including use of diagram to show areas we were discussing.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Great provider. Made time to see him. Just don't Know that I will need his specialty going forward.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Visit was follow up to ER visit. Care provided at ER was excellent, which lead to this appointment. I will continue with this provider due to excellent quality of care.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Great surgeon, very friendly and down to earth, was an excellent experience!!

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Excellent and vey pleased with appointment

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr Liu was very helpful and explained the plan fir further care clearly.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Very positive experience

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr Liu is the best Dr/surgeon. Always very informative and professional

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Liu and his staff are absolutely wonderful. They are all so very kind and knowledgeable. Dr. Liu has a wonderful bedside manner and is truly invested in helping his patients.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr.Michael Liu and both nurses *** & *** are the BEST team hands down.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Liu and his staff are very respective and he has an awesome team

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Professional, courteous, knowledgeable, friendly, great sense of humor, showed great interest in me and willingness to help.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Liu and his entire staff are friendly, helpful, and excellent with advice. Best group ever!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Liu was very professional along with his assistant. Thoroughly knowledgeable and made me as comfortable as possible.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr.Liu is an exceptional doctor. He has gone above and beyond for me and my husband who attends every appointment. Also his office staff and his nurse *** are all exceptional in their care.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
I can not say enough about Dr. Liu and his staff. From start to finish, everyone was wonderful! Because of Dr. Liu, my problem was solved. He is a blessing to me and my family. I am truly thankful!

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I had a great experience with Dr. Liu! He was my colectomy surgeon last year. I was in his office for my 1-year check-up. I am confident in Dr. Liu's care. He is a WONDERFUL doctor and human being! ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Could not ask for a better Dr.! Dr Liu is absolutely THE best. Everything anyone could want & need in times of need. So truly caring. Can't say enough how much I appreciate him.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Fellowship | Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2016 - 2017)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2011 - 2016)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (2011)

University Of Chicago (2003)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Michael Liu did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.