Y. Joyce Liao, MD, PhD


About Dr. Liao

Dr. Liao is a physician scientist who has clinical and research expertise on the diagnosis and treatment of visual dysfunction—a common problem in patients with movement disorders.  These issues include double vision, eye movement abnormalities, and vision loss.  For her training, Dr. Liao graduated from Harvard University in Biochemical Sciences and received her M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of California San Francisco Medical Scientist Training Program.  She completed her clinical training in neurology at Stanford and neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco.  For her research, Dr. Liao has been supported by many grants, including a K08 award from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, Career Award in Biomedical Sciences from the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, Weston Havens Foundation, Center for Biomedical Imaging, and the McCormick Award.  Her research has been recognized by the Investigator of the Year Award from the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and the S. Weir Mitchell Award from the American Academy of Neurology. 

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