Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Medical Education
  • International Medical Services

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Interim Educators-4-Care (E4C) Faculty, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Associate Medical Director, Stanford International Medical Services (2014 - Present)
  • Educators-4-Care Associate, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Hospitalist, Department of Medicine (2012 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • David W. Rytand Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University Department of Medicine (2013)
  • StartXMed Innovation Challenge Finalist, StartXMed (2013)
  • Chinese American Medical Society Summer Research Scholar, Chinese American Medical Society (2008)
  • Dr. Lester Chen Memorial Scholarship, Chinese American Physician Society (2008)
  • AMSA Medical Education Excellence Award, AMSA (2006)
  • UCSF Summer Research Grant, UCSF (2006)
  • I.L. Chaikoff Memorial Award, UC Berkeley (2004)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Society of Hospital Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Fellow https://www.doximity.com/pub/charles-liao-md/1, Doximity (2013 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2012)
  • Medical Education:Univ of California San Francisco (2009) CA
  • IM Board Certified, ABIM, expiration 12/31/22 (2012)
  • Residency:Stanford University (2012) CA
  • BA summa cum laude with thesis, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology (2004)

Community and International Work


  • Rathmann Family Foundation Medical Education Faculty Fellowship

    Topic

    Limited English proficiency patient-centered care

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Physician Advisor, Clincial High Risk Case Management Rounds

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Associate, Educators for Care (E4C)

    Topic

    Educators for Care (E4C)

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Faculty preceptor, Practice of Medicine

    Topic

    Practice of Medicine

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Educational Curriculum: Working with Professional Interpreters

Projects


  • Mobile Application. www.getrockfish.com. Helping patients find the best nursing facility, Stanford University Medical Center (February 1, 2013 - Present)

    StartX Med project focused on patient centered care.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Video: Working with Professional Interpreters, Stanford University Medical Center (June 1, 2013)

    Medical education project to help trainees at all levels work more effectively with professional medical interpreters.

    Location

    Stanford, CA

Publications

All Publications


  • Radiation exposure to patients during ERCP is significantly higher with low-volume endoscopists. Gastrointestinal endoscopy Liao, C., Thosani, N., Kothari, S., Friedland, S., Chen, A., Banerjee, S. 2015; 81 (2): 391-398 e1

    Abstract

    Patients are exposed to radiation during ERCP, and this may increase their lifetime risk of the development of cancer and other deleterious radiation effects.To evaluate the association between the endoscopist's ERCP volume and the patient radiation dose during ERCP.Single-center, retrospective study.Tertiary referral center.A total of 197 patients undergoing 331 ERCPs.Patient radiation exposure parameters including fluoroscopy time, total radiation dose, dose area product, and effective dose for all ERCPs performed at our academic medical center by 2 high-volume endoscopists (HVEs) (≥200 ERCPs/year) and 7 low-volume endoscopists (LVEs). Radiation exposure for each ERCP was adjusted against a validated procedure complexity scale and the Stanford Fluoroscopy Complexity Score, which was created based on the numbers of interventions that would mandate additional radiation exposure.ERCPs performed by LVEs were associated with a significantly higher median total radiation dose (98.30 mGy vs 74.13 mGy), dose area product (13.98 Gy-cm(2) vs 8.8 Gy-cm(2)), and effective dose (3.63 mSv vs 2.28 mSv), despite lower median Stanford Fluoroscopy Complexity Scores (3.0 vs 6.0) compared with HVEs. No significant difference was noted in median fluoroscopy time (4.0 minutes vs 3.30 minutes) between LVEs and HVEs.Retrospective, single-center study at a tertiary referral center.ERCPs performed by LVEs are associated with significantly higher radiation exposure to patients compared with those performed by HVEs despite the fact that procedures performed by HVEs are of greater complexity.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.gie.2014.08.001

    View details for PubMedID 25293825

  • Delivery of Monthly Patient Radiation Exposure Report Cards to Endoscopists Significantly Reduces Patient Radiation Exposure During ERCP: a Prospective Quality Improvement Study Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Thosani, N. C., Friedland, S., Chen, A. M., Kothari, S., Kochar, R., Liao, C. 2014; 79 (5)
  • Prospective Evaluation of Predictors of Increased Patient Radiation During ERCP: the Stanford ERCP Radiation Safety (Sers) Study Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Thosani, N. C., Chen, A. M., Friedland, S., Kothari, S., Kochar, R., Liao, C., Banerjee, S., et al 2014; 79 (5)
  • Goff Trans-panreatic Septotomy is an Effective and Safe Biliary cannulation Technique American College of Gastroenterology 2011 Conference abstract/poster Charles Liao, Subhas Banerjee
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening Practices in Hepatitis B-Infected Asian Americans. AANCART May 2008 abstract/poster Mandana Khalili, Albert Yu, Charles Liao
  • In Hot Water: Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome. Society of General Internal Medicine 2010 abstract/poster Charles Liao, Megan Ramsey, Preetha Basaviah
  • Chapter: Liver Disease Lange: Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine. 2009 Ed. Mandana Khalili, Charles Liao
  • Addressing Chronic Hepatitis B in the Asian Pacific Islander Community: A student-designed, community-based, multi-disciplinary curriculum. American Medical Student Association 2006 abstract/poster Susie Ng, Yile Ding, Jason Hom, Charles Liao
  • Radiation Exposure to patients during ERCP is significantly higher with Low Volume Endoscopists Digestive Disease Week 2012 oral presentation Charles Liao, Shivangi Kothari, Subhas Banerjee
  • Patient Radiation Exposure During ERCP Can Be Successfully Reduced by Education of Endoscopists: Prospective Evaluation of the Impact of an Educational Program Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Kochar, R., Kothari, S., Friedland, S., Chen, A. M., Liao, C., Banerjee, S. 2013; 77 (5)
  • Iron Accumulation During Cellular Senescence in Human Fibroblasts in vitro Antioxidants & Redox Signaling David Killilea, Hani Atamna, Charles Liao, Bruce Ames 2003; 5 (5)

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