Dr. Kenneth K Liao MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Kenneth Liao is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including St. John's Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He received his medical degree from Hubei Medical University and has been in practice for 14 years. Dr. Liao accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at St. John's Hospital and one of 7 at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Aortic, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Cardiovascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

St. John's Hospital

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1994 - 1995

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1995 - 1999

University of Minnesota
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1999 - 2002

Hubei Medical University
Class of 1984

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 12 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 11 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

MN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Catheter ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia with mechanical circulatory support.
Lü, F.,Eckman, P. M.,Liao, K. K.,Apostolidou, I.,John, R.,Chen, T.,Das, G. S.,Francis, G. S.,Lei, H.,Trohman, R. G.,Benditt, D. G.

Surgical ablation of typical atrial flutter refractory to catheter ablation.
Lü, F.,Chen, T.,Liao, K. K.,Benditt, D. G.

Postcardiac transplant survival in the current era in patients receiving continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices.
Kamdar, F.,John, R.,Eckman, P.,Colvin-Adams, M.,Shumway, S. J.,Liao, K.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Altius Provider Directory
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Idaho PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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