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Lillian Liao, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Liao studied Economics and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Dean’s Scholars Program. She completed a Masters of Public Health Degree focusing on Health Economics. Dr. Liao graduated from the Long School of Medicine UT Health San Antonio in 2004 and surgical training at UT Health San Antonio in 2011. Dr. Liao is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. She joined the Department of Surgery at UT Health San Antonio in 2011.
Under her decade long leadership as the Pediatric Trauma medical Director (2011-2023), Dr. Liao helped develop the Pediatric Trauma Program at University Hospital, South Texas’ only Level I ACS Verified Pediatric Trauma Center caring for seriously injured children. Dr. Liao was also the Pediatric Burn Director from 2012-2020. Clinically, Dr. Liao is interested in the care of the unique populations of injured patients: children, women, and the elderly.