Lynn C. Liu, M.D.

Lynn C. Liu, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-9403
Fax: (585) 756-2311

Professional Bio

Lynn Liu, MD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Anesthesia at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Her clinical interests are in the both sleep medicine and epilepsy.



Dr. Liu attended undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, DC. She completed her residency in neurology at Duke University Medical Center and completed fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology with a focus in both Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. She joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 2000.

She divides her time in the Epilepsy Outpatient Clinic where she evaluates and follows people with epilepsy at the. She also spends time on the in-patient monitoring unit caring for patients. In addition, she reviews a variety of clinical neurophysiological studies including electroencephalograms, evoked potentials, neuro-intraoperative monitoring, and sleep studies. She consistently receives high patient satisfaction rankings for her clinical care.

She is the principle investigator in the Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study, with Optional Open-Label Continuation, of the Efficacy and Safety of VanquixTM Auto-Injector (Diazepam Injection) for the Management of Selected, Refractory, Patients with Epilepsy who Require Intermittent Medical Intervention to Control Episodes of Acute Repetitive Seizures study. She also serves as the sub-investigator for a number of other studies run through the Strong Epilepsy Center.

Dr. Liu remains dedicated to teaching. She is the co-director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship and the director of the Epilepsy Fellowship. She collaborates with a number of departments in the education of residents and fellows in clinical neurophysiology. She received the Dean's Teaching Fellowship Award 2010 - 2012 for her educational project designing a Web-based Seizure Video Atlas for residency training. She was chosen to develop on-line CME courses about Seizure History and Video Analysis for the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Liu is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and the New York State Neurological Society. Additionally, Dr. Liu sat on the Membership Research Committee for the American Academy of Neurology, and currently sits on the Resident and Fellow Education Committee for the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.

Research Bio

She is the principle investigator in the Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study, with Optional Open-Label Continuation, of the Efficacy and Safety of VanquixTM Auto-Injector (Diazepam Injection) for the Management of Selected, Refractory, Patients with Epilepsy who Require Intermittent Medical Intervention to Control Episodes of Acute Repetitive Seizures study. She also serves as the sub-investigator for a number of other studies run through the Strong Epilepsy Center.

Awards & Honors (National)

NeuroLearn | American Academy of Neurology 2012 - 2012
2012 Teacher Recognition Certificate | American Academy of Neurology | New Orleans, LA 2012

Awards & Honors (Local)

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award | URMC | Rochester, NY 2012 - 2013
Patient and Family-Centered Care Award | URMC | Rochester, NY 2011 - 2012
Patient and Family-Centered Care Award | URMC | Rochester, NY 2010 - 2011

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 6 available »

2011
B.T. Adornato, O. Drogan, P. Thoresen, M. Coleman, V.W. Henderson, K.A. Henry, L. Liu, J.A. Mortimer, M.J. Schneck, and A.R. Borenstein. "The practice of neurology, 2000–2010: Report of the AAN Member Research Subcommittee". Neurology. 2011; 77(21): 1921-1928. Link
2010 Jan
Rao M, Rajda G, Uppuluri S, Beck GR, Liu L, Bisognano JD. "The role of continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypoapnea syndrome: a review of randomized trials." Reviews on recent clinical trials. 2010 Jan; 5(1):35-42.
2009 Jul
Liu L, Henry JC. "New-onset partial epilepsy in adults." Current treatment options in neurology. 2009 Jul; 11(4):242-52.
2008 Jan 15
Ciafaloni E, Mignot E, Sansone V, Hilbert JE, Lin L, Lin X, Liu LC, Pigeon WR, Perlis ML, Thornton CA. "The hypocretin neurotransmission system in myotonic dystrophy type 1." Neurology.. 2008 Jan 15; 70(3):226-30.
2007 Nov 6
Benbadis SR, Liu L. "CPAP: a treatment for epilepsy?" Neurology.. 2007 Nov 6; 69(19):1814-5.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Anesthesiology (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care (SMD)

Specialties

Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Sleep Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MD | Medicine | Georgetown University School of Medicine1994
MS | Physiology | Georgetown University School of Medicine1990
BA | Biology | Cornell University1989

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine07/01/1995 - 06/1998
Internship in Transitional Internship at Fairfax Hospital07/01/1994 - 06/1995
Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation6/99