About Shan Liu, MD, SD

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 Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is the MGH Geriatric Emergency Medicine Division Fellowship Directors and is the Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine President.  She has been invited to teach and speak nationally and internationally on geriatric emergency medicine and emergency department management of fall patients. 

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Mass General Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-724-4100

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts)
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. 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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