Stephen Liu, MD| Medical Oncology | MedStar Health

Stephen Liu, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

5.0 out of 5 (378 reviews)

Specialities: Medical Oncology

Languages: English

202-444-9429

About me

Dr. Stephen V. Liu MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. He is the Director of Thoracic Oncology and Head of Developmental Therapeutics at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Liu completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University with before receiving his M.D. at the University of Maryland. He received Internal Medicine training at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Southern California, after which he received further specialized training in genomic medicine at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Dr. Liu has been part of the Thoracic Oncology section and the Experimental Therapeutics Program of Georgetown University since 2013. He is a board-certified medical oncologist with expertise in lung cancer and drug development. 
 
Dr. Liu has a research focus on the development of novel therapeutic agents and innovative combinations for the treatment of advanced thoracic malignancies. He leads the Thoracic Oncology section and the Phase I Developmental Therapeutics group. His work has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Lancet Oncology, Cancer Discovery, and Clinical Cancer Research. He is actively involved in post-graduate education and has been awarded multiple teaching awards for his efforts. In addition to leading national and global clinical trials for the treatment of lung cancer, Dr. Liu is also the co-host for the official IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) podcast, Lung Cancer Considered.

Dr. Liu's Philosophy of Care:
I subscribe to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's mission - cura personalis - caring for the whole person - and I am an advocate for my patients. I stress the importance of open communication between physicians and patients and strive to provide my patients with the most advanced care available. I strongly believe that all patients deserve the opportunity to benefit from the latest cancer research advances, including genomic testing which is an essential part of treatment decisions. I am also committed to conducting research that will contribute to our understanding of cancer and helping future patients. Clinical trials are often the best treatment option in lung cancer and we strive to have the most promising agents available for our patients.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Large Cell Cancer Of The Lung
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Metastasis
  • Malignant Airway Tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
  • Squamous Cancer Of The Lung
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Tracheal Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Developmental Therapeutics Management
  • Lung Cancer Genomics
  • Targeted Molecular Therapy
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-2223

Fax 866-874-3366

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Fellowship Program: University of Southern California Medical Center (2011)

Fellowship Program: USC Norris Cancer Hospital (2011)

Internship/Residency: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2008)

Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2008)

Internship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2006)

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2005)

Awards

  • 2021     Member, Program Committee, IASLC 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer 2021     Chair, Scientific Progress Review Committee, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC 2021     Co-Host, IASLC Official Podcast “Lung Cancer Considered” 2020     Co-Chair, ACCRU (Academic and Community Cancer Research United) Lung Cancer Section 2020     Chair, Caris Precision Oncology Alliance, Thoracic Section

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Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    5.0
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    5.0
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Mar 21, 2022

    Dr. Liu is exceptional. Responsive, attentive and compassionate. He made a special visit on his non-clinic day to see me and start a clinical drug trial.

  • Mar 21, 2022

    Dr Stephen Liu is outstanding-plus saving my life! No words to describe how thankful I am that he is my doctor.

  • Mar 15, 2022

    Dr Liu is very caring physician. He listens patientlh then answer my questions in details