Joshua Liao, upper body & head
Associate Professor
Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Services
Director, Value and Systems Science Lab
Medical Director, Payment Strategy at UW Medicine

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Liao is a board-certified internal medicine physician and the Medical Director of Payment Strategy at UW Medicine, where he is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine within the UW School of Medicine and the Department of Health Services within the UW School of Public Health. He completed medical school at Baylor College of medicine and trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he was also a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his health policy and economics training. Dr. Liao’s scholarly work focuses on how use payment and delivery redesign work together with clinician and patient decision-making to improve care.

Education & Training: 
MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
2008–2012
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
2012–2015
Fellowship in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
2012–2015
MSc
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
2015–2017
Honors: 
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Baylor College of Medicine
2012
Alpha Omega Alpha
2012
James K. Alexander Research Symposium Winner (2nd place), Baylor College of Medicine
2012
Musher Prize for Excellence in Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine
2012
National Medical Student Poster Competition Winner, American College of Physicians
2012
L. Randol Barker Award for achievement in medical education, Johns Hopkins University
2012
Foundation for Creative Achievement Award in Primary Care Diagnostics, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
2012
Scholarship for the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Partners Healthcare, Center of Expertise in Quality and Patient Safety
2013
Resident Mentor Award, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency
2014
Top 3 Abstracts in Quality & Safety, American College of Radiology 2016 National Meeting
2016
Invited Fellowship (FACP), American College of Physicians
2017