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Shan Liu, MD

Shan Woo Liu, M.D. S.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. She is an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-726-7622
Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
Emergency Department Crowding
Geriatric Trauma
Health Services and Quality of Care
Global health
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Shan Woo Liu, an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and her S.D. in Health Policy from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Liu completed her residency at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR) at Brigham and Women's Hospital and MGH.

Dr. Liu is currently an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School. She has been invited to teach and speak nationally and internationally on a variety of medical topics including rural health and hospital overcrowding.

ResearchDr. Liu serves on the Emergency Department Research Advisory Committee. She has been the P.I. of a project to determine the frequency of delays, errors, and adverse events among patients with chest pain, pneumonia, and cellulitis who are boarding in the ED.  Dr. Liu continues to be interested in the causes of emergency department overcrowding and the correlation with patient morbidity and mortality.

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Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-7622
Fax: 617-724-0917