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James Y. Liau, MD


Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Clinic Information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000
or 1-800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical Interests

Aesthetic Surgery
Cleft Lip and Palate
Congenital Anomalies
Craniofacial Reconstruction
Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery



University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, KY


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Certifications or Special Training

American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons

Additional Information

Other Interests

Dr. James Liau practices the complete spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He also specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and craniofacial surgery, focusing on comprehensive treatment of children with cleft lips and palates, congenital craniofacial deformities, as well as other more unique congenital problems requiring pediatric plastic surgery.

After graduating from medical school at UK, Dr. Liau went onto his internship at UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He returned to UK to complete a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency and then pursued his fellowship in pediatric reconstructive surgery and craniofacial surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.