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    Catherine Liu, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Phone415-476-5231
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      University of California, San FranciscoM.D. Medicine2002

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      Catherine Liu specializes in the treatment of infectious diseases. Her clinical and research interests include antimicrobial resistant organisms, prevention of healthcare associated infections, and infections in immunocompromised patients.

      She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Human Biology and her medical degree from UCSF. She completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and returned to UCSF for her infectious diseases fellowship. She joined the faculty in 2008 and presently is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine.

      She attends on both the General and Transplant/ Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Consult services. In addition, she serves as Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Management Program, and Chair of the Antimicrobial Subcommittee at UCSF.


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      1. Huang YY, Liang WY, Tsai CC, Kao SC, Yu WK, Kau HC, Liu CJ. Comparison of the Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Benign and Malignant Eyelid Tumors: An Analysis of 4521 Eyelid Tumors in a Tertiary Medical Center. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:453091. PMID: 26634208; PMCID: PMC4655024.
      2. Wu W, Lu SY, Liu CY, Tu Y, Qian Z. Image-Guided Endoscopic Combined With Deep Lateral Orbitotomy Removal of a Small Foreign Body at the Deep Lateral Orbital Apex. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Nov; 26(8):e791-3. PMID: 26595009.
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      3. Lee S, Prasad P, Lin M, Garritson S, Nichols A, Liu C. Ertapenem Prophylaxis Associated With an Increased Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection Among Surgical Patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 36(11):1351-4. PMID: 26278576.
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      4. Cheng HC, Guo CY, Chen MJ, Ko YC, Huang N, Liu CJ. Patient-reported vision-related quality of life differences between superior and inferior hemifield visual field defects in primary open-angle glaucoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 133(3):269-75. PMID: 25429608.
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      5. Hwang DK, Liu CJ, Pu CY, Chou YJ, Chou P. Persistence of topical glaucoma medication: a nationwide population-based cohort study in Taiwan. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec; 132(12):1446-52. PMID: 25211300.
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      6. Mistry RD, Shapiro DJ, Goyal MK, Zaoutis TE, Gerber JS, Liu C, Hersh AL. Clinical management of skin and soft tissue infections in the U.S. Emergency Departments. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 15(4):491-8. PMID: 25035757; PMCID: PMC4100857.
      7. Baxi SM, Liu C. Mortality and timing of surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Mar; 174(3):480. PMID: 24590095.
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      8. Liu C, Kakis A, Nichols A, Ries MD, Vail TP, Bozic KJ. Targeted use of vancomycin as perioperative prophylaxis reduces periprosthetic joint infection in revision TKA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan; 472(1):227-31. PMID: 23645338; PMCID: PMC3889430.
      9. Chow FC, Marson A, Liu C. Successful medical management of a Nocardia farcinica multiloculated pontine abscess. BMJ Case Rep. 2013; 2013. PMID: 24311420.
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      10. Abdul-Jabbar A, Berven SH, Hu SS, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Takemoto S, Ames C, Deviren V, Tay B, Weinstein P, Burch S, Liu C. Surgical site infections in spine surgery: identification of microbiologic and surgical characteristics in 239 cases. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15; 38(22):E1425-31. PMID: 23873240.
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      11. Miller S, Wiita A, Wright C, Reyes H, Liu C. . Lab Medicine. Evaluation of Glutamate Dehydrogenase Immunoassay Screening with Toxin Confirmation for the Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection. 2013; 44(3):e65-e71.
      12. Liu C. Editorial commentary: a quality-of-care bundle for treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: ready for prime time? Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Nov; 57(9):1234-6. PMID: 23929890.
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      13. Fan NW, Hwang DK, Ko YC, Tseng FC, Hung KH, Liu CJ. Risk factors for progressive visual field loss in primary angle-closure glaucoma: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e69772. PMID: 23861982; PMCID: PMC3704517.
      14. Tehrani DM, Russell D, Brown J, Boynton-Delahanty K, Quan K, Gibbs L, Braddock G, Zaroda T, Koopman M, Thompson D, Nichols A, Cui E, Liu C, Cohen S, Rubin Z, Pegues D, Torriani F, Datta R, Huang SS. Discord among performance measures for central line-associated bloodstream infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Feb; 34(2):176-83. PMID: 23295564.
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      15. Drew WL, Liu C. Repopulation of ganciclovir-resistant cytomegalovirus by wild-type virus. Clin Transplant. 2012 Nov-Dec; 26(6):949-52. PMID: 22774759.
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      16. Naidus E, Damon L, Schwartz BS, Breed C, Liu C. Experience with use of Zostavax(®) in patients with hematologic malignancy and hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Am J Hematol. 2012 Jan; 87(1):123-5. PMID: 22052650.
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      17. Liu C, Bayer A, Cosgrove SE, Daum RS, Fridkin SK, Gorwitz RJ, Kaplan SL, Karchmer AW, Levine DP, Murray BE, J Rybak M, Talan DA, Chambers HF. Clinical practice guidelines by the infectious diseases society of america for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in adults and children: executive summary. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Feb 1; 52(3):285-92. PMID: 21217178.
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      18. Liu C. The bundled approach to MRSA surgical site infection prevention: is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?: comment on "Sustained reduction in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus wound infections after cardiothoracic surgery". Arch Intern Med. 2011 Jan 10; 171(1):73-4. PMID: 21220664.
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      19. Liu C, Bayer A, Cosgrove SE, Daum RS, Fridkin SK, Gorwitz RJ, Kaplan SL, Karchmer AW, Levine DP, Murray BE, J Rybak M, Talan DA, Chambers HF. Clinical practice guidelines by the infectious diseases society of america for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in adults and children. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Feb 1; 52(3):e18-55. PMID: 21208910.
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      20. Liu C, Schwartz BS, Vallabhaneni S, Nixon M, Chin-Hong PV, Miller SA, Chiu C, Damon L, Drew WL. Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection in patients with hematologic malignancy. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Dec; 16(12):1910-7. PMID: 21122221; PMCID: PMC3294592.
      21. Krasik EF, Liu C, Visvesvara GS. A 53-year-old woman with rapidly progressive altered mental status and ataxia. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Sep 1; 51(5):575-6, 629-30. PMID: 20684678.
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      22. Kumar D, Michaels MG, Morris MI, Green M, Avery RK, Liu C, Danziger-Isakov L, Stosor V, Estabrook M, Gantt S, Marr KA, Martin S, Silveira FP, Razonable RR, Allen UD, Levi ME, Lyon GM, Bell LE, Huprikar S, Patel G, Gregg KS, Pursell K, Helmersen D, Julian KG, Shiley K, Bono B, Dharnidharka VR, Alavi G, Kalpoe JS, Shoham S, Reid GE, Humar A. Outcomes from pandemic influenza A H1N1 infection in recipients of solid-organ transplants: a multicentre cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2010 Aug; 10(8):521-6. PMID: 20620116; PMCID: PMC3045703.
      23. Nadarajah R, Post LR, Liu C, Miller SA, Sahm DF, Brooks GF. Detection of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus with the updated Trek-Sensititre System and the MicroScan System. Comparison with results from the conventional Etest and CLSI standardized MIC methods. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010 Jun; 133(6):844-8. PMID: 20472841.
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      24. Elicker BM, Schwartz BS, Liu C, Chen EC, Miller SA, Chiu CY, Webb WR. Thoracic CT findings of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection in immunocompromised patients. Emerg Radiol. 2010 Jul; 17(4):299-307. PMID: 20111882; PMCID: PMC2880241.
      25. Liu C, Graber CJ, Karr M, Diep BA, Basuino L, Schwartz BS, Enright MC, O'Hanlon SJ, Thomas JC, Perdreau-Remington F, Gordon S, Gunthorpe H, Jacobs R, Jensen P, Leoung G, Rumack JS, Chambers HF. A population-based study of the incidence and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus disease in San Francisco, 2004-2005. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jun 1; 46(11):1637-46. PMID: 18433335.
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      26. Liu C, Christie LJ, Neely J, Gandhi M, Jacobs RA, Bollen A, Glaser CA. Tuberculous meningoencephalitis in a pregnant woman presenting 7 years after removal of a cerebral granuloma. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Mar; 27(3):233-6. PMID: 18034270.
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      27. Eguia JM, Liu C, Moore M, Wrone EM, Pont J, Gerberding JL, Chambers HF. Low colonization prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus with reduced vancomycin susceptibility among patients undergoing hemodialysis in the San Francisco Bay area. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Jun 1; 40(11):1617-24. PMID: 15889359.
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      28. Liu C, Waters DD. Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis: from Koch postulates to clinical trials. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2005 Jan-Feb; 47(4):230-9. PMID: 15991152.
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      29. Pham MX, Whooley MA, Evans GT, Liu C, Emadi H, Tong W, Murphy MC, Fleischmann KE. Prognostic value of low-level cardiac troponin-I elevations in patients without definite acute coronary syndromes. Am Heart J. 2004 Nov; 148(5):776-82. PMID: 15523306.
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      30. Liu C, Chambers HF. Staphylococcus aureus with heterogeneous resistance to vancomycin: epidemiology, clinical significance, and critical assessment of diagnostic methods. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Oct; 47(10):3040-5. PMID: 14506006; PMCID: PMC201119.
      31. Ko YC, Liu CJ, Chou JC, Chen MR, Hsu WM, Liu JH. Comparisons of risk factors and visual field changes between juvenile-onset and late-onset primary open-angle glaucoma. Ophthalmologica. 2002 Jan-Feb; 216(1):27-32. PMID: 11901285.
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      32. Jenkins DE, Redman RL, Lam EM, Liu C, Lin I, Arvin AM. Interleukin (IL)-10, IL-12, and interferon-gamma production in primary and memory immune responses to varicella-zoster virus. J Infect Dis. 1998 Oct; 178(4):940-8. PMID: 9806019.
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      33. Redman RL, Nader S, Zerboni L, Liu C, Wong RM, Brown BW, Arvin AM. Early reconstitution of immunity and decreased severity of herpes zoster in bone marrow transplant recipients immunized with inactivated varicella vaccine. J Infect Dis. 1997 Sep; 176(3):578-85. PMID: 9291302.
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