Department of
Internal Medicine at Highland Hospital
A member of Alameda Health System


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Benny Liu, MD

Core Faculty
Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF

Undergraduate School:

Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School:

University of Texas - Medical Branch at Galveston


University of Michigan


Gastroenterology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Clinical Interest:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Cholesterol Metabolism; Niemann Pick Type C Disease

Research Interest:

Cholestrol Metabolism and Lynsosmal Storage Disease

Recent Publications:

Approach to Abnormal LFT’s.  Clinical curriculum lecture to primary care residents.  Highland Hospital. Oakland, CA  October 2013.

Upper GI Bleeding.  Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds.  Highland Hospital.  Oakland, CA June 2013.

Short Bowel Syndrome.  UCSF East Bay Surgery Grand Rounds.  Oakland, CA  July 25, 2013

Upper GI Bleeding.  Highland Hospital Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.   Oakland, CA August 9, 2013.

Therapeutic Potential of Cyclodextrin in the Treatment of Niemann Pick Type C disease.  Research Seminar Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute.  Oakland, CA Aug 27, 2013.

Scott, S.A., Liu, B*., Nararenko, I., Martis, S., Kozlitina, J., Yanh, Y., Ramirez, C., Kasai, Y., Hyatt, T., Peter, I., Desnick, R.J.  Frequency of the Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease Common LIPA E8SJM Mutation (c.894G>A) in Various Racial and Ethnic Groups.  Hepatology.  2013 Sep; 58(3):958-65. *Co-first Author  PMCID: PMC3690149

Buchovecky, C.M., Turley, S.D., Brown, H.M., Kyle, S.M., McDonald, J.G., Liu, B., Pieper, A.A., Huang, W., Katz, D.M., Russell, D.W., Shendure, J., Justice, M.J.  A suppressor screen in Mecp2 mutant mice implicates cholesterol metabolism in Rett Syndrome.  Nature Genetics 2013 Aug 28; 45(9):1013-1020 PMCID: PMC3837522