Residency and Fellowship Programs

Pathology Residency Program


Resident Spotlight


Yu Liu, MD, PhD

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Why did you choose a career in pathology? 

My medical journey has led me through numerous careers. However, I have always been fascinated by the power of pathology. Reflecting on my motivations as a doctor, discerning a diagnosis is when I feel most fulfilled. Like placing a name to a face, a definite diagnosis gives closures to provider and patient alike, to say nothing of a potential path forward. That is why I chose a career in pathology. 


What do you like most about the LSU pathology residency program? What are your favorite rotations? 

What I like most about our residency program is the dedication of the faculty to teaching and mentoring. They are incredibly supportive of the residents, always eager to share their extensive knowledge. As for my favorite rotations, so far, I really enjoyed surgical pathology as it presents both challenges and invaluable learning opportunities. 


What do you do on a day off? 

On my days off, I like to spend time with my son exploring New Orleans. We often ride our bikes to the city park. It's a big place with lots of trees and ponds. We also go to the children's museum because it has fun things for him to do and see. The art museum is another place we visit. After the museum, we sometimes get some snacks, like beignets from Café du Monde. I really like these days because we have fun and make good memories.