Liu Chao

2012-12-18 00:31
M.D. & Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery
Doctoral Supervisor
Vice President of Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital
Deputy Director of HPB Surgical Department, SYSH
Deputy Director of Surgical Department, SYSH

Clinical Focus
Surgical treatment of Hepato-pancreato-biliary Tumor, Hepatolithiasis, Portal Hypertension, Congenital Malformation of Biliary System, Pancreatitis, etc.


Research Interests
Improving the long-term survival of the patients with hepato-pancreato-biliary cancers by refining peri-operative management and surgical technique.


Academic Achievements
For the past five years, Prof. Liu Chao has won three scientific grants, with two supported by the National Foundation of Scientific Community (NFSC) and one by the Natural Scientific Community of Guangdong Province. He has 24 pieces of research papers that are included in SCI journals such as Liver Transplantation,  World Journal of Surgery, Transplant International, etc.


Education/ Training
1989.07, Bachelor of Medical Science, Anhui University of Medical Sciences

1997.07, MD, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences

2003.03, Dr. Med, University Hospital Duisburg-Essen, Germany

1999.11-2001.10, Research fellow at Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2001.11-2005.01 Clinical fellow at Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University Hospital Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2003.11 (Basel); 2004.06 (Berlin), “Advance training in organ Transplantation” organized by European Society of Organ Transplantation(ESOT)in 2003-2004

Social Responsibility
Member of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
Member of The Transplantation Society (TTS)


Representative Publications

1. Yue XJ, Xu LB, Zhu MS, Zhang R, Liu C(Corresponding Author). Over-expression of nerve growth factor-β in human cholangiocarcinoma QBC939 cells promote tumor progression. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 24;8(4):e62024. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062024. Print 2013.


2. Zhang R, Xu LB, Yue XJ, Yu XH, Wang J, Liu C(Corresponding Author). Bmi1 gene silencing inhibits the proliferation and invasiveness of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells and increases their sensitivity to 5-fluorouracil. Oncol Rep. 2013; 29(3):967-74.


3. Liu C, Wang J. Long-term Survival After Liver Transplant for Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma With Bile Duct Tumor Thrombus: Case Report. Exp Clin Transplant. 2012 Dec;10(6):614-7


4. Yu XH, Xu LB, Liu C Liu C(Corresponding Author), Zhang R, Wang J. Clinicopathological Characteristics of 20 Cases of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Bile Duct Tumor Thrombi. Dig Dis Sci 2011;56:252–259


5. Yu XH, Xu LB, Zeng H, Zhang R, Wang J, Liu C(Corresponding Author). Clinicopathological analysis of combined hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2011; 10(6):620-5.


6. Liu C, Tang QB, Zeng H, Yu XH, Xu LB, Li Y. Clinical and pathological analysis of hepatic artery aneurysm in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Report of a case. Surgery Today 2011 Nov;41(11):1571-4


7. Xu LB, Wang J, Liu C(Corresponding Author), Pang HW, Chen YJ, Ou QJ. Staging systems for predicting survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after surgery. World J Gastroenterol  2010 Nov 7;16(41):5257-62


8. Wang J, Xu LB, Liu C(Corresponding Author), Pang HW, Chen YJ, Ou QJ. Prognostic Factors and Outcome of 438 Chinese Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Underwent Partial Hepatectomy in a Single Center. World Journal of Surgery 2010 Oct;34(10):2434-41.


9. Xu LB, Liu C(Corresponding Author), Gao GQ, Yu XH, Zhang R, Wang J. Nerve growth factor-β expression is associated with lymph node metastasis and nerve infiltration in human hilar cholangiocarcinoma. World Journal of Surgery 2010 May;34(5):1039-45.


10. Liu C, Schreiter T, Dirsch O, Gerken, G, Oldhafer, KJ, Broelsch CE, Treichel U. Presence of markers for liver progenitor cells in human-derived intrahepatic biliary epithelial cells. Liver International 2004; 24: 669-678


11. Liu C, Frilling A, Sotiropoulos GC, Weber F, Nadalin S, Malago M, Broelsch CE. Living donor liver transplantation for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma. Transplant International 2005 ;18(7):889


12. Liu C, Frilling A, Dereskewitz C, Broelsch CE. Tumor seeding after fine needle aspiration biopsy and percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma. Dig Surg. 2003;20(5):460-463


13. Liu C, Schreiter T, Frilling A, Dahmen U, Broelsch CE, Gerken G, Treichel U. Cyclosporine A, FK-506, 40-0-2-hydroxyethylrapamycin, and mycophenolate mofetil inhibit the proliferation of human intrahepatic biliary epithelial cells in vitro. World J Gastroenterol 2005; 11(48):7602-7605


14. Liu C, Wang J, Ou QJ. Possible stem cell origin of human cholangiocarcinoma. World J Gastroenterol 2004; 10(22): 3374-3376


15. Zeng H, Liu C, Zeng YJ, Wang L, Chen GB, Shen XM. Collision metastasis of breast and thyroid carcinoma to a single cervical lymph node: report of a case. Surg Today. 2012 Sep;42(9):891-4.


16. Schreiter T, Liu C, Gerken G, Treichel U. Detection of circulating autoantibodies directed against the asialoglycoprotein receptor using recombinant receptor subunit H1. J Immunol Methods. 2005; 301(1-2):1-10


17. Frilling A, Liu C, Weber F. Benign multinodular goiter. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery 2004: 4: 278-281


18. Lin H, van den Esschert J, Liu C, van Gulik TM. Systematic review of hepatocellular adenoma in China and other regions. J Gastroenterol Hepatol.2011; 26(1):28-35.


19. Lang H, Radtke A, Liu C, Fruhauf NR, Peitgen HO, Broelsch CE.  Extended left hepatectomy-modified operation planning based on three-dimensional visualization of liver anatomy. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2003; 389(4): 306-310


20. Lang H, Radtke A, Liu C, Sotiropoulos GC, Hindennach M, Schroeder T, Peitgen HO, Broelsch CE Improved assessment of functional resectability in repeated hepatectomy by computer-assisted operation planning. Hepatogastroenterology. 2005;52(66):1645-648


21. Sotiropoulos GC, Lang H, Liu C, Brokalaki E, Molmenti E, Broelsch CE. Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Metastases of Renal Cell Carcinoma. J Pancreas 2005; 6(4):339-343


22. Malago M, Molmenti EP, Paul A, Nadalin S, Lang H, Radtke A, Liu C, Frilling A, Biglarnia R, Broelsch CE.Liver Transpl. Hepatic venous outflow reconstruction in right live donor liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2005;11(3):364-365


23. Nadalin S, Malago M, Valentin-Gamazo C, Testa G, Baba HA, Liu C, Fruehauf N, Schaffer R, Gerken G, Frilling A, Broelsch CE. Preoperative Donor Liver Biopsy for Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Risks and Benefits. Liver Transpl 2005;11:980-986




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