New Faculty

Dr. Kan Liu joins the Department of Medicine

Kan Liu, MD, PhD

Dr. Kan Liu joined the Department of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division as a Professor as of August 2023 and is currently a Professor at the Heart and Vascular Center and the Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa. He is also the Echo/Cardiovascular Imaging Medical Director at the Heart and Vascular Center and Director of the Richard E. Kerber Echocardiography Lab, Division of Cardiology at the University of Iowa. He received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Birmingham in 2001. He did his residency in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX from 2003 to 2006. He was a Cardiology Fellow at Washington University School of Medicine from 2006 to 2009 and received his MBA at Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa in 2020.

Dr. Kan Liu has worked on patient care, teaching and research in cardiovascular medicine for more than 15 years. His clinical activities include outpatient and inpatient cardiology, echocardiographic and cardiovascular imaging services. His research focuses on using deep convolutional neural networks to automate imaging data analysis, and establishing novel echocardiography processing models to support imaging diagnostic networks and enhance rural health engagement. He is particularly interested in data visualization on spatiotemporal imaging features to optimize disease phenomapping and classification, investigate pathophysiology and develop personalized treatment in ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies.