T. Y. Alvin Liu, M.D. is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and the founding director of the Wilmer Precision Ophthalmology Center of Excellence. He is originally from Hong Kong, and speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and graduated from Cornell University with a dual major in biology and economics. He received his M.D. from Columbia University in 2012, and completed his residency (2016) and fellowship (surgical and medical retina- 2018) at Johns Hopkins.
He is subspecialty-trained in the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, retinal vascular occlusion, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, epiretinal membrane and macular hole.
Dr. Liu's research interests center on the application of artificial intelligence in the screening, diagnosis, prognostication and treatment of ophthalmic diseases, with a specific focus on vitreoretinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
In addition, he is involved in research on the pathogenesis of and treatment for pathologic myopia and the management of severe ocular trauma.