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Joseph C. Liao

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Urology

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    Maryann Williams VA Palo Alto - Urology Service Tel Work 650-858-3916


Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief of Urology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (2006 - present)
  • Co-Director, Section of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery (2006 - present)
  • Standing Member, NIH Study Section - Instrumentation and Systems Development (ISD) (2013 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Scholar, AUA/CUA International Exchange Program (2012)
  • Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Conferences - Bioanalytical Sensors (2010)
  • First Place, AUA Foundation Young Investigator Research Forum (2009)
  • Faculty Fellows Leadership Program, Stanford (2008)
  • Translational Science Award, Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center (2007)
  • Diversity Faculty Research Award, Stanford (2007)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: American Board of Urology (2008)
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles, Endourology / Minimally Invasive Surgery (2006)
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles, Urology (2003)
Internship: University of California, Los Angeles, Surgery (1998)
M.D.: Stanford, Medicine (1997)
A.B.: Harvard, Biology (1993)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Urologic Oncology
Minimally Invasive Surgery (Endoscopic, Laparoscopic, and Robotic-Assisted)
Optical Imaging
Image-Guided Surgery
Molecular Imaging
Urinary Tract Infections
Molecular Diagnostics




Postdoctoral Advisees

Emanuela AltobelliLai Yi Sin

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations



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