Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Massachusetts General Hospital
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
- MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Liao strives to improve patient care through clinical and basic research innovation. He has made important contributions on various topics in breast surgery, such as novel techniques in cosmetic breast surgery (short scar endoscopic tummy tuck, scarless breast reduction, hidden scar breast augmentation) and reconstruction (muscle sparing direct to implant breast reconstruction). He is particularly interested in how to make smarter decisions before surgery, optimizing cosmetic and safety outcomes.
Dr. Liao is active in leadership positions at the national and international levels, through major surgical organizations, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Research Council, and the American College of Surgeons. He and his research fellows present at national meetings regularly, on topics ranging from breast surgery to craniofacial developmental genetics.
Dr. Liao is a Principal Investigator and Faculty of the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and Principal Faculty of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. His laboratory investigates the genetic regulation of craniofacial development. His research program is funded by the NIH, with prestigious awards from the American Surgical Association and the March of Dimes. In 2018, Dr. Liao was named Mass General Research Scholar, a prestigious MGH award.
Fellowship positions in basic and clinical research can be arranged with Dr. Liao. Visit the Craniofacial Developmental Biology Lab.
Please see link to PubMed for selected publications.
Aesthetic breast surgery, breast reduction.
Breast reconstruction, techniques, safety.
Breast reconstruction, multidisciplinary approach, textbook chapter.
Basic research topics:
Craniofacial development and genetics
Neural crest cell biology