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Kenneth K. Liao, MD, PhD

Kenneth K. Liao, MD, PhD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Languages I Speak
English, Chinese
Medical School
Wuhan University Medical School, Hubei, China
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY (General Surgery)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY
Other Education
Doctoral Degree of Surgery (PhD equivalent), Beijing University Medical School, Beijing, China
Board Certifications
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of General Surgery
General Surgery
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • Head, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardisac Surgery Program, University of Minnesota
  • Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation Program, University of Minnesota
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • U.S. News & World Report - Top Doctor (2012)
  • Best Doctors in America (2011-2012)
  • C. Walton Lillehei Scholar, Lillehei Heart Institute (2002-2003)
  • Gerad W. Shaftan MD Trauma Service Award (1998)
  • Resident Achievement Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (1999)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2018)