Xiuli Liu, MD, PhD

Xiuli Liu, MD, PhD

Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Section Head, Liver/GI
Director, Liver/GI Fellowship


  • Anatomic & Molecular Pathology

Additional Titles

  • Section Head, Liver/GI
  • Director, Liver/GI Fellowship


  • MB: Beijing Medical University, 1990
  • MS, Physiology: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1997
  • PhD, Toxicology: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2002
  • AP/CP Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007
  • Fellowship, GI Pathology: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006

Board Certifications

  • Pathology (AP/CP), 2007


  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Hepatic pathology
  • Pancreaticobiliary pathology


  • Innovator Award, systems pathology model for predicting recurrence of colon cancer. Cleveland Clinic, 2013
  • Superior Accomplishment Award, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 2018
  • Exemplary Teacher, College of Medicine, University of Florida, 2019
  • Maria A. Leo-Lieber Scholarship, American Gastroenterology Association, 2021

Honor Society Memberships

  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2004-present
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, 2011-present
  • Hans Popper Hepatopathology Society, 2013-present
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, 2020-present
  • American Gastroenterological Association, 2020-present

Clinical Interests

  • Gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases
  • Gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreatic neoplastic diseases
  • Hepatitis, fatty liver disease
  • Liver transplant pathology

Research Interests

  • Barrett’s esophagus-associated neoplasia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease-associated neoplasia
  • Fatty liver disease
  • GI and liver pathology education

Selected Publications

Liu X, Goldblum JR, Zhao Z, Landau M, Heald B, Pai R, Lin J. Distinct clinicohistologic features of inflammatory bowel disease-associated colorectal adenocarcinoma: in comparison with sporadic microsatellite-stable and Lynch syndrome-related colorectal adenocarcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012;36(8):1228-33. PMID:22790862
Lewis B, Lin J, Wu X, Xie H, Shen B, Lai K, Manilich E, Liu X. Crohn’s disease like reaction predicts favorable prognosis in colitis-associated colorectal cancer. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013;19(10):2190-8. PMID:23917251
Horvath B, Singh P, Xie H, Thota PN, Allende DS, Pai RK, Patil DT, Plesec TP, Goldblum JR, Liu X. Risk for esophageal neoplasia in Barrett’s esophagus patients with mucosal changes indefinite for dysplasia. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015;30(2):262-7. PMID:25087917
Horvath B, Liu G, Wu X, Lai KK, Shen B, Liu X. Overexpression of p53 predicts colorectal neoplasia risk in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and mucosa changes indefinite for dysplasia. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2015;3(4):344-9. PMCID:PMC4650973 PMID:2606324
Horvath B, Singh P, Xie H, Thota PN, Sun X, Liu X. Expression of p53 predicts risk of prevalent and incident advanced neoplasia in patients with Barrett’s esophagus and epithelial changes indefinite for dysplasia. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2016;4(4):304-309. PMCID:PMC5193059 PMID:26486567
Dugum M, Lin J, Lopez R, Estfan B, Manilich E, Stocchi L, Shen B, Liu X. Colorectal adenocarcinoma in patients with and without inflammatory bowel disease: tumor recurrence and survival rates following postoperative chemotherapy. Gastroenterol Report. 2017;5(1):57-61.
Horvath B, Zhu L, Allende D, Xie H, Guirguis J, Cruise M, Patil DT, O’Shea R, Rivas J, Yordanka R, Lan N, Liu X. Histology and Glutamine Synthetase Immunoreactivity in Liver Biopsies From Patients With Congestive Heart Failure. Gastroenterology Res. 2017;10(3):182-189. PMCID:PMC5505284 PMID:28725306
Sun X, Yuan L, Li Y, Shen B, Xie H, Liu X. Association of granulomas in mesenteric lymph nodes in Crohn’s disease with younger age and transmural inflammation. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017;32(8):1463-1468. PMID:28087973
Horvath B, Allende D, Xie H, Guirguis J, Jeung J, Lapinski J, Patil D, McCullough AJ, Dasarathy S, Liu X. Interobserver Variability in Scoring Liver Biopsies with a Diagnosis of Alcoholic Hepatitis. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017;41(9):1568-1573. PMCID:PMC6309429 PMID:28654190
Zhang D, Gonzalez RS, Feely M, Umrau K, Lee H, Allende DS, Karamchandani DM, Zaleski M, Lin J, Westerhoff M, Zhang X, Alpert L, Liao X, Lai J, Liu X. Clinicopathologic features of Buschke-Löwenstein tumor: a multi-institutional analysis of 38 cases. Virchows Arch. 2020;476(4):543-550. PMID:31728626

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