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Ji Liu, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Contact Information

Ji Liu, MD, MS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • PO Box 208061

    New Haven, CT 06520-8061

    United States



Dr. Liu joined Yale Eye Center as Assistant Professor in July 2013. After graduating from medical school magna cum laude, he served as Postdoctoral Fellow and then Research Associate at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania. There Dr. Liu was grant-funded and won the 2004 Annual Research Award. He completed Ophthalmology Residency at George Washington University, where he was appointed for a term as Chief Resident and received an Interdisciplinary Research Fund award. Following a distinguished year as Clinical Glaucoma Fellow at Yale Eye Center, Dr. Liu joined Yale University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science as a full-time faculty.

Dr. Liu is dedicated to patient care, medical education, and research. He routinely performs complex lens, iris, and glaucoma surgeries. Along with his colleagues, Dr. Liu has introduced multiple novel glaucoma surgeries, including I-stent, I-track, and Xen Gel Stent, to the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Because of his excellent care, Dr. Liu has helped numerous patients restore their vision or stop their glaucoma from progression.

Dr. Liu works closely with medical students, residents, and fellows. He is passionate about medical education. His dedication to resident education was recognized by receiving the prestigious Bruce Shields Award for Excellence in Teaching twice since he joined Yale.

Dr. Liu's research interests include medical and surgical management of glaucoma, ophthalmic laser, cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implant, complex anterior segment surgeries, and medical education. His bibliography includes over fifty scientific publications including papers and book chapters, as well as many years of invited presentations at regional, national and international professional conferences.

Education & Training

  • Clinical Fellowship
    Yale University (2013)
  • Residency
    George Washington University Medical Center (2012)
  • Internship
    Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (2009)
  • Research Fellowship
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2004)
  • MS
    Xiangya School of Medicine (2000)
  • MD
    Hunan Medical University (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
M. Bruce Shields Award for Excellence in Teaching by Full Time FacultyYale Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University2020
M. Bruce Shields Award for Excellence in Teaching by Full Time FacultyYale Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University2015

Professional Service

Global ONE Advisory Board, American Academy of OphthalmologyBoard Member2014 - 2019

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