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Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
27 years of experience
Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (1)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kenneth Liao is Excellent. Dr. Liao has been reviewed by 3 patients who have provided 1 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Kenneth Liao, MD, PHD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Diseases
  • Paraplegia

Education & Awards

Dr. Liao graduated from Wuhan Medical College/Tongji. He has 4 awards.

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine 2012 Top Doctor
U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2009, 2012 - 2015)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)


Dr. Liao has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview 
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital 


  • Chinese
  • Mandarin

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Additional Information
Dr. Kenneth K Liao MD and PHD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 27 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Kenneth K. Liao practice?
Dr. Kenneth Liao has 4 office locations.
Dr. Kenneth Liao practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Minneapolis, MN.
Additional practice locations include: Saint Paul, MN and Saint Cloud, MN.
See Minneapolis Cardiothoracic Surgeons.