About Shan Liu, MD

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.

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Emergency Medicine**
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Fax: 617-724-0917

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • 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.