Heart & Vascular Center Physician Team

Kan Liu, MD, PhD

Kan Liu, MD, PhD
Appointed 09/21/09
Women's Health Network
5TH FL Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202

315 464-4536

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Cardiology
  • Medicine - Community Campus: Cardiology
  • Upstate Heart and Vascular Center: Cardiology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Washington University at St. Louis, 2009, Cardiology
  • Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, 2006, Internal Medicine
  • Additional Training: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2003, Research Assistant Professor
  • Additional Training: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2002, Instructor, Internal Medicine
  • PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2001, Internal Medicine and Cellular Biology
  • MD: Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, 1992

Clinical Interests

  • -Cardiology consult
    -Invasive cardiology and cardiovascular imaging,
    -Coronary artery disease prevention.

Research Interests

  • -Endothelial dysfunction in coronary artery disease.
    -Lipotoxicity/glucotoxicity and endothelial/myocyte dysfunction in diabetes.
    -Clinical and genetic analysis of valve diseases/Strain/strain rate imagine in cardiomyopathy.

Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular MRI

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Blood Clots
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease and Women
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Infection
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heat Illness
  • Murmers
  • Myocarditis
  • Syncope

Treats

  • Adults

Treatments/Services

  • Angiogenesis
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Dissection Treatment
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Calcium-Score Screening Heart Scan
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • Cardioversion
  • Chest Pain Treatment
  • Chest X-Ray - Heart
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Heart Nuclear Imaging
  • Heart Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Heart Ultrasounds
  • Non-Invasive Testing for Vascular Disease
  • Nuclear Adenosine Stress Test
  • Nuclear Exercise Stress Test
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Women's Health

Associations/Memberships

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)
  • Society of Cardiovascular MRI (SCMR)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Chinese

Publications

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Research Abstract

Recent publications:

 Book chapter:

Liu K: The Washington Manual, Cardiology Subspecialty Consult. Wolter Kluwer | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 29 (2008):. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases

 Original Papers:

Roh M, Paterson AJ, Liu K, McAndrew J, et al. Proteolytic processing of TGFα redirects its mitogenic activity: the membrane-anchored form is autocrine, the secreted form is paracrine. Biochim Biophys Acta-Mol Cell Res 2005, 1743 (3):231-242.

Liu K, Paterson AJ, Zhang F, et al. Accumulation of protein O-GlcNAc modification inhibits proteasomes in the brain and coincides with neuronal apoptosis in brain areas with high O-GlcNAc metabolism. J Neurochem. 2004, 89 (4): 1044-1055.

Liu K, Paterson AJ, Konrad RJ, et al. Streptozotocin, an O-GlcNAcase inhibitor, blunts insulin and growth hormone Secretion. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2002, 194(1-2): 135-146.

Liu K, Paterson AJ, Chin E et al. Glucose stimulates protein modification by O-linked GlcNAc in pancreatic beta cells: linkage of O-linked GlcNAc to beta cell death.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000, 97(6): 2820-2825.

Liu K, Ou J, Saku K, et al. Efficient nuclear delivery of antisense oligodeoxynucleotides and selective  inhibition of CETP expression by apo E peptide in a human CETP-stably transfected CHO cell line. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 1999,19:2207-2213.

Konrad RJ, Mikolaenko I, Tolar JF, Liu K, et al.. The potential mechanism of the  diabetogenic action of streptozotocin: inhibition of pancreatic beta-cell O-GlcNAc-selective N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase. Biochem. J. 2001, 356(Pt 1):31-41.

Konrad RJ, Liu K, Kudlow JE. A modified method of islet isolation preserves the ability of  pancreatic islets to increase protein O-glycosylation in response to glucose and streptozotocin. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 2000 Sep 1; 381(1):92-98

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Cardiac Surgery

Gregory W Fink, MD
Gregory W Fink, MD
Cardiac Surgery

Cardiology

Jamal Ahmed, MD
Jamal Ahmed, MD
Cardiology
Timothy D Ford, MD
Hani Kozman, MD
Hani Kozman, MD
Cardiology
Kan Liu, MD, PhD

Cardiac Anesthesiologists

Syed T Ali, MD
Syed T Ali, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia
Colleen E O'Leary, MD
Colleen E O'Leary, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia
Muhammad F Sarwar, MD
Muhammad F Sarwar, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia
Andrew M Sopchak, MD
Andrew M Sopchak, MD
Cardiac Anesthesia

Electrophysiology Laboratory

Jamal Ahmed, MD
Jamal Ahmed, MD
Electrophysiology Laboratory
Luna Bhatta, MD
Luna Bhatta, MD
Electrophysiology Laboratory
Tamas Szombathy, MD
Tamas Szombathy, MD
Electrophysiology Laboratory

Interventional Cardiology (Cardiac Catheterization)

Jamal Ahmed, MD
Jamal Ahmed, MD
Interventional Cardiology (Cardiac Catheterization)
Timothy D Ford, MD
Timothy D Ford, MD
Interventional Cardiology (Cardiac Catheterization)
Hani Kozman, MD
Hani Kozman, MD
Interventional Cardiology (Cardiac Catheterization)

Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Services

Kwame S Amankwah, MD
Kwame S Amankwah, MD
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
Michael J Costanza, MD
Michael J Costanza, MD
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
Vivian Gahtan, MD
Vivian Gahtan, MD
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
Lorena Gonzalez, MD
Lorena Gonzalez, MD
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
Robert A Schwartz, MD
Robert A Schwartz, MD
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
Dawn M Scott, PA-C
Dawn M Scott, PA-C
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
Palma M Shaw, MD, FACS, RPVI
Palma M Shaw, MD, FACS, RPVI
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
Scott M Surowiec, MD
Scott M Surowiec, MD
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services
Maria SB Walker, MSN, NP
Maria SB Walker, MSN, NP
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services