Dr. Liu has had a distinguished academic career including previous faculty appointments at the University of Miami, the Lahey Clinic, and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Most recently, he served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence. He also has extensive basic science research interests including the use of genetic manipulation of the wound environment to speed healing, and using mathematical modeling to accelerate the development of new wound therapeutics. Dr. Liu has developed a research collaboration with mathematicians from Oxford, Nottingham, the University of Southern California, as well as scientists in China to accomplish the latter goal. He was named Chief and Program Director of the Brown University Department of Plastic Surgery in April, 2011. Dr. Liu has a diverse background outside of his professional life including performing as a violinist with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, studying as a Marshall Scholar in Oxford, and strong support of the 2004 and 2007 World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox.