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, 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.
What really attracted me to plastic surgery was being on the recovery side, whether it's after cancer surgery or a trauma. It's about trying to restore what patients had before. When I take care of a patient, my philosophy is more about the patient - it's about their goals and what they want. We identify what it is that bothers them and what are they looking for to help them continue on with their lives. That is what I really enjoy about plastic surgery - being on that other side and getting people back to normal.
Faculty RankAssociate Professor of Surgery
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
Pediatric Plastic SurgerySecond Floor, Wing C, Room E101
UK Kentucky ClinicFax: 859-257-5901740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington110 Conn Terrace
Lexington KY 40508
Cosmetic Surgery AssociatesSuite 303
UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508
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