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About Shanglei Liu, MD

Shanglei Liu, MD, MAS, is a colon and rectal surgeon who specializes in surgeries of the colon and rectum including colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal and anal fistulas, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, and an array of other benign anorectal conditions.

As an assistant professor of surgery in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Liu also trains medical students, residents, and fellows. His research passion is rooted in advancing the field of surgery through modern technology including robotic surgery, natural orifice surgery, fluorescence image guided surgery, medical informatics, and more.

Dr. Liu completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He completed his general surgery residency at UC San Diego Health. During this time, he completed an additional research fellowship in minimally invasive surgery, with a focus on novel medical devices and robotic surgery.

Dr. Liu earned his medical degree at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is board certified in general surgery. He also holds a Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in medical device engineering from UC San Diego Jacob School of Engineering.

Dr. Liu speaks Mandarin fluently.

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For more information, see Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Master's Degree

  • UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Mandarin

Date Joined Staff

  • 2020-10-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (R-TAMIS)
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted