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Liza C. Wu, MD

Liza C. Wu, MD Physician

Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Wu is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Liza C. Wu

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011, 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Abnormal Eyelashes
  • Aesthetics
  • Aging Skin Treatment
  • Ankle Liposuction
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Body Fat Injection
  • Body Lift
  • Body Liposuction
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • BOTOX Therapy for Frown Lines
  • BOTOX Therapy for Wrinkles
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery with Tissue
  • Breast Reconstruction with Implants
  • Breast Surgery
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Buttocks Liposuction
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cheek Augmentation (Malar Augmenation)
  • Cheek Contouring Surgery
  • Cheek Liposuction (Malar)
  • Chemical Peel for Acne Scars
  • Chemical Peel for Wrinkles
  • Chest Wall Resection Surgery
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Coronal Incision Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Lip Surgery
  • Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermal Fat Grafting for Wrinkles
  • Dermal Fat Grafting Lip Augmentation
  • Deviated Septum
  • Deviated Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Drooping Eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Cancer
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic Breast Augmentation
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
  • ENT Melanoma
  • Eye Lift
  • Eyelid Deformities
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Fat Injection
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Lesions
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Grafts
  • Facial Peels
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Skin Lesion Removal
  • Fat Grafting
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head Lesions
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hip and Lower Extremities Liposuction
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Jaw Fractures (Mandible and Maxilla Fracture)
  • Jaw Reconstruction - Bone Grafts
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Knee Liposuction
  • Limb Reconstruction
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lip Reduction Surgery (Cheiloplasty)
  • Love Handles Liposuction
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery (Canthoplasty)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mid-Face Lift
  • Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lesions
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Repair
  • Nipple and Areola Pigmentation Tattoo
  • Non-Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Nose Reconstruction Surgery
  • Nose Surgery - Cosmetic
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Oral Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Orbital Trauma
  • Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Precancerous Lesions
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Removal of Skin Growths
  • Restylane
  • Saggy Upper Arm
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Abdomen Liposuction
  • Submucous Resection (SMR) Surgery
  • Thighs and Knees Liposuction
  • Tissue Grafts
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
  • Wound Complications

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals
Fellowship: University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association of Plastic Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, ACAPS, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Plastic Surgery, National American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, National Ivy Society, Local Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Local Oral Board Examiner for Plastic Surgery, National Women Academic Surgeons, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, National Women's Microsurgeons Group, National World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wu is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd
14th Floor, South Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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