Judith E. C. Lieu, MD, MSPH

Judith E. C. Lieu, MD, MSPH

Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery;
Resident Education Program

Patients seen at

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Place, Third Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-6162
Fax: (314) 454-2174

Children’s Specialty Care Center
13001 North Outer Forty
Town & Country, MO 63017
Floor 2, Suite D

Mailing address

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110

Clinical interests

Dr. Lieu’s clinical interests include Pediatric otitis media, chronic middle ear disease, hearing loss, tonsillitis, snoring and sleep apnea, head and neck masses, voice and airway problems, and nasal and sinus disease. She has research interests in pediatric hearing loss, particularly unilateral hearing loss, and effects on quality of life.

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  • B.S.: University of California, Davis, California, 1988
  • Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998
  • Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Yale Univ. School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 2000
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis MO, 2003
  • M.S.P.H.-Field of Study: Epidemiology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011

Licensure and board certification

  • Otolaryngology–Certified


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
  • Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, Alpha Delta Chapter, St. Louis University School of Public Health, 2010
  • America’s Top Physicians, Consumers’ Research Council of America, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010-2014
  • Harris P. Mosher Award (for clinical research), The Triological Society, 2012
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award, 2009
  • Clinical Investigation Research Award, Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, 1996
  • Missouri State Medical Association Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 1992
  • Mary Regan Meyer Award, University of California, Davis, 1988
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Research Highlights

  1. Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Edited by Samantha Anne, Judith E.C. Lieu, and Margaret A. Kenna. Plural Publishing, November 2017.
  2. Jung M, Colletta M, Coalson R, Schlaggar BL, Lieu JEC. Differences in interregional brain connectivity in children with unilateral hearing loss using resting state functional connectivity MRI. Laryngoscope 127(11):2636-2645, 2017. PMID: 28425563, doi: 10.1002/lary.26587. 
  3. Roland L, Fischer C, Tran K, Rachakonda T, Kallogjeri D, Lieu JE. Quality of life in children with hearing impairment: systematic review and meta-analysis. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 155(2):208-19, 2016. PMID: 27118820. doi: 10.1177/0194599816640485.
  4. Fisher C, Lieu JEC. Unilateral hearing loss is associated with a negative effect on language scores in adolescents. Int J of Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 78 (10):1611-1617, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.07.005. PMID:25081604.
  5. Rachakonda T, Shimony JS, Lieu JEC. Diffusion tensor imaging in children with unilateral hearing loss: a pilot study. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 8(May26):87, 2014. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00087. PMID: 24904310. PMCID: PMC4033270.
  6. Blank SJ, Grindler DJ, Schultz K, Witsell D, Lieu JEC. Caregiver quality of life is related to severity of otitis media in children. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 151(2):348-353, 2014. PMID: 24748587.
  7. Grindler DJ, Blank SJ, Schultz K, Witsell D, Lieu JEC. Impact of otitis media severity on children’s quality of life. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 151(2):333-340, 2014. PMID: 24627408.
  8. Rachakonda TD, Jeffe DB, Shin JJ, Mankarious L, Fanning RF, Lesperance ML, Lin J, Lieu JEC. Validity, discriminative ability and reliability of the Hearing-Related Quality of Life (HEAR-QL) Questionnaire for Adolescents. Laryngoscope 124(2):570-578, 2014. doi: 10.1002/lary.24336; PMID: 23900836. PMCID: PMC3951892.
  9. Ghogomu N, Umansky AM, Lieu JEC. Epidemiology of Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children. Laryngoscope 124(1):295-300, 2014. doi: 10.1002/lary.24059; PMID: 23553416. PMCID: PMC3706584
  10. Lieu JEC, Karzon RK, Ead B, Tye-Murray N. Do audiologic characteristics predict outcomes in children with unilateral hearing loss? Otology & Neurotology 34(9):1703-1710, 2013. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000190. PMID: 24232067. PMCID: PMC3903422.
  11. Lieu JEC. Unilateral hearing loss in children: speech-language and school performance. B-ENT 9 Suppl 21:107-115, 2013
  12. Ead B, Hale SS, DeAlwis, Lieu JEC. Pilot study of cognition in children with unilateral hearing loss. Int J of Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 77:1856-1860, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.08.028; PMID: 24035639.
  13. Lieu JEC, Ratnarj F, Ead B. Evaluating a prediction model for infant hearing loss. Laryngoscope 123(11):2873-2879, 2013. doi: 10.1002/lary.24033; PMID: 23564305.
  14. Jensen DR, Grames LM, Lieu JEC. Effects of aural atresia on speech development and learning: retrospective analysis from a multidisciplinary craniofacial clinic. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 139(8):797-802, 2013. DOI:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.3859; PMID: 23868202.
  15. Lieu JEC, Tye-Murray N, Fu QJ. Longitudinal study of children with unilateral hearing loss. Laryngoscope122(9):2088-2095, 2012. doi: 10.1002/lary.23454. PMCID: PMC3467198
  16. Umansky AM, Jeffe, DB, Lieu JEC. Hearing Environments and Reflection on Quality of Life (HEAR-QL) Questionnaire for Children with Hearing Loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 22(10):644-653, 2011. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.22.10.3. PMCID: PMC3273903; PMID: 22865630.
  17. Briggs LA, Davidson L, Lieu JEC. Outcomes of conventional amplification for pediatric unilateral hearing loss. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 120 (7):448-454, 2011. PMCID: PMC3469201
  18. Tibbetts K, Umansky AM, Ead B, Coalson RS, Schlaggar BL, Firszt JB, Lieu JEC. Inter-regional brain interactions in children with unilateral hearing loss. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 144 (4):602-611, 2011. doi:10.1177/0194599810394954, PMCID: PMC3433950
  19. Lieu JEC, Tye-Murray N, Karzon RK, Piccirillo JF. Unilateral Hearing Loss is Associated with Worse Speech-Language Scores in Children. Pediatrics 125:e1348-e1355, 2010. doi:10.1542/peds.2009-2448. PMCID: PMC34691.

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