Clinical Focus


  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Medical Education
  • Patient Safety
  • International Medical Services

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Administrative Appointments


  • Unit C3 Medical Director, Stanford Health Care (2018 - Present)
  • Patient Safety Champion, Stanford Health Care (2016 - 2017)
  • Interim Educators-4-Care (E4C) Faculty, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - 2017)
  • Associate Medical Director, Stanford International Medical Services (2014 - 2016)
  • Educators-4-Care Associate, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Hospitalist, Division of Hospital Medicine (2012 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Excellence In Our Workplace Award, Stanford Health Care (2018)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2018)
  • David W. Rytand Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University (2013)
  • StartXMed Innovation Challenge Finalist, StartXMed (2013)
  • Chinese American Medical Society Summer Research Scholar, Chinese American Medical Society (2008)
  • Dr. Lester Chen Memorial Scholarship, Chinese American Physician Society (2008)
  • AMSA Medical Education Excellence Award, AMSA (2006)
  • UCSF Summer Research Grant, UCSF (2006)
  • I.L. Chaikoff Memorial Award, UC Berkeley (2004)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Fellow https://www.doximity.com/pub/charles-liao-md/1, Doximity (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Hospital Medicine (2012 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2012)
  • IM Board Certified, ABIM, expiration 12/31/22 (2012)
  • Residency:Stanford University (2012) CA
  • Medical Education:Univ of California San Francisco (2009) CA
  • BA summa cum laude with thesis, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology (2004)

Community and International Work


  • Rathmann Family Foundation Medical Education Faculty Fellowship

    Topic

    Limited English proficiency patient-centered care

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Physician Advisor, Clincial High Risk Case Management Rounds

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Associate, Educators for Care (E4C)

    Topic

    Educators for Care (E4C)

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Faculty preceptor, Practice of Medicine

    Topic

    Practice of Medicine

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Educational Curriculum: Working with Professional Interpreters

Projects


  • Mobile Application. www.getrockfish.com. Helping patients find the best nursing facility, Stanford University Medical Center (February 1, 2013 - Present)

    StartX Med project focused on patient centered care.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Video: Working with Professional Interpreters, Stanford University Medical Center (June 1, 2013)

    Medical education project to help trainees at all levels work more effectively with professional medical interpreters.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

All Publications


  • Ground-glass opacity heralding invasive lung adenocarcinoma with prodromal dermatomyositis: a case report JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY Beel, A. J., Demos, D. S., Chung, A., Liao, C., Lui, N. S. 2018; 13: 20

    Abstract

    Dermatomyositis, an inflammatory myopathy with cutaneous involvement, is associated with malignancy and often manifests paraneoplastically. While co-occurrence with small cell carcinoma is well attested, primary lung adenocarcinoma, which may present as focal ground-glass opacification on computed tomography of the thorax, is less frequently coincident.We report the case of a 72-year-old female patient with dermatomyositis - treated with a combination of prednisone, methotrexate, and intravenous immunoglobulin - and an indolent, subsolid, non-hypermetabolic pulmonary lesion, which was determined to be invasive primary lung adenocarcinoma. Supporting a paraneoplastic basis, immunosuppressive therapy was discontinued following tumor excision without relapse of signs or symptoms of dermatomyositis.While dermatomyositis prodromal to lung adenocarcinoma is not without precedent, association with an indolent, subsolid lesion has, to the best of our knowledge, not been reported. The case described herein illustrates the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion for malignancy in the setting of dermatomyositis.

    View details for DOI 10.1186/s13019-018-0705-x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000424378700001

    View details for PubMedID 29415746

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC5804049

  • Goff Trans-panreatic Septotomy is an Effective and Safe Biliary cannulation Technique American College of Gastroenterology 2011 Conference abstract/poster Charles Liao, Subhas Banerjee
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening Practices in Hepatitis B-Infected Asian Americans. AANCART May 2008 abstract/poster Mandana Khalili, Albert Yu, Charles Liao
  • In Hot Water: Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome. Society of General Internal Medicine 2010 abstract/poster Charles Liao, Megan Ramsey, Preetha Basaviah
  • Addressing Chronic Hepatitis B in the Asian Pacific Islander Community: A student-designed, community-based, multi-disciplinary curriculum. American Medical Student Association 2006 abstract/poster Susie Ng, Yile Ding, Jason Hom, Charles Liao
  • Radiation Exposure to patients during ERCP is significantly higher with Low Volume Endoscopists Digestive Disease Week 2012 oral presentation Charles Liao, Shivangi Kothari, Subhas Banerjee
  • Chapter: Liver Disease Lange: Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine. 2009 Ed. Mandana Khalili, Charles Liao
  • Radiation exposure to patients during ERCP is significantly higher with low-volume endoscopists. Gastrointestinal endoscopy Liao, C., Thosani, N., Kothari, S., Friedland, S., Chen, A., Banerjee, S. 2015; 81 (2): 391-398 e1

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.gie.2014.08.001

    View details for PubMedID 25293825

  • Delivery of Monthly Patient Radiation Exposure Report Cards to Endoscopists Significantly Reduces Patient Radiation Exposure During ERCP: a Prospective Quality Improvement Study Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Thosani, N. C., Friedland, S., Chen, A. M., Kothari, S., Kochar, R., Liao, C. 2014; 79 (5)
  • Prospective Evaluation of Predictors of Increased Patient Radiation During ERCP: the Stanford ERCP Radiation Safety (Sers) Study Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Thosani, N. C., Chen, A. M., Friedland, S., Kothari, S., Kochar, R., Liao, C., Banerjee, S., et al 2014; 79 (5)
  • Patient Radiation Exposure During ERCP Can Be Successfully Reduced by Education of Endoscopists: Prospective Evaluation of the Impact of an Educational Program Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Kochar, R., Kothari, S., Friedland, S., Chen, A. M., Liao, C., Banerjee, S. 2013; 77 (5)
  • Iron Accumulation During Cellular Senescence in Human Fibroblasts in vitro Antioxidants & Redox Signaling David Killilea, Hani Atamna, Charles Liao, Bruce Ames 2003; 5 (5)