Practice Locations

map pin

About Catherine Liu, MD

Catherine Liu, MD, PhD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, including surgeries of the eyelid and periorbital region.

Her patients may have a range of conditions that can benefit from surgery, including age-related changes affecting the eyelid, tumors of the eyelid and orbit, and complex conditions that require reconstruction.

Dr. Lui has experience in ptosis repair, blepharoplasty, lacrimal disease, eyelid and orbital oncology, blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, orbital fractures, craniofacial disorders involving the eyelid and orbit, and pediatric oculoplastics, as well as surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

As an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Liu is an active researcher in oculofacial surgery and the molecular genetic component of various orbital conditions.

Dr. Liu is among an elite group of surgeons to complete an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship with specialty training in reconstruction of the eyelid, orbit and lacrimal system.

She completed her oculofacial plastic surgery fellowship at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois College of Medicine. She completed residency training in ophthalmology at UC Irvine School of Medicine. She earned a medical degree and doctorate in cell biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Ophthalmology.

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

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY

Residency

  • UC Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine CA

Fellowship

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Doctoral Degree

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, NY

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Cosmetic/Reconstructive Surgery-Eyelid/Face
  • Eyelid and Orbital Tumors and Cancers
  • Bulging or Proptosis of Eyes
  • Disorders of the Lacrimal/Tear Outflow System
  • Blepharospasm
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Craniofacial Syndromes
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