Kan Liu, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Medicine
Director of Echocardiography, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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  • MD: Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China (1992)
  • Residency: First University Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China (1995)
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan (1996)
  • Research Fellowship (Molecular and Human Genetics): Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (1997)
  • PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001)
  • Residency: – University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas (2006)
  • Cardiology Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (2009)
  • MBA , Tipple College of Business, University of Iowa (2020)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease


  • Samuel B. Baker Award for Excellence in Research – University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2000
  • Clinical Research Scientist Trainee (CREST) Award –  Washington University School of Medicine, 2008
  • Gold Standard Award – SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2015
  • Provider Patient Experience Award – SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2017
  • Lewis E. January Clinical Teaching Award – University of Iowa, 2020

Clinical Interests

Clinical cardiology, echocardiography, advanced imaging techniques

Research Interests

The roles of machine learning in echocardiography and imaging data processing and analysis, and cardiovascular imaging diagnostic networks