Director, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Deputy Associate Director for Clinical Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Lieu joined the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in July 2011.  He trained in internal medicine at the University of Colorado, where he also served as a Chief Medical Resident.  He completed his fellowship training in medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and served as the Chief Medical Oncology Fellow in 2010.  He currently serves as the Director of GI Medical Oncology at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, is a member of the National Cancer Institute Colon Cancer Task Force, and serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Panel for Neuroendocrine Cancers.


Dr. Lieu is a member of the Developmental Therapeutics (phase I clinical trials) and Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology Program.   These comprehensive programs include multidisciplinary cancer clinics, tumor boards, and research endeavors.  Dr. Lieu is interested in resistance mechanisms to targeted therapy in GI cancers, and he was awarded the Conquer Cancer Foundation Career Development Award and a NIH K23 grant to study targeted therapies in colorectal cancer.  Dr. Lieu is also investigating novel therapeutic strategies to more effectively treat and prevent colorectal cancer in young adults.