Steve M. Liao, M.D., MSCI  liao_s@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
Patient Oriented Research UnitNewborn Medicine

phone: (314) 286-1568

Education

  • B.S., Suma Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)1999
  • M.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine2003
  • MSCI, Washington University2012

Training

  • Pediatric Residency, Saint Louis University School of Medicine - Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center2003 - 2006
  • Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine - St. Louis Children's Hospital2006 - 2009

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, 2008
  • Certified in General Pediatrics2009
  • Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine2012
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program2015

Honors

  • Arthur E. McElfresh Memorial Award - outstanding achievement in the study of Pediatrics2003
  • Resident QA/QI research project - first place award2006
  • Midwest SPR Travel Grant2008
  • PAS Young Investigator's Travel Award2009
  • Department of Pediatrics Educational Loan Rebate Program Award2009 - 2010
  • Post-doctoral Career Development Program Award (K30)2009 - 2011
  • NICHD Loan Repayment Program Award & Renewal2010 - 2014
  • Washington University Career Development Award (KL2)2011 - 2013
  • Scholar Abstract Award, Translational Science Conference, Washington, DC2012

Selected Publications view all (9)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Liao SM, Rao R, Mathur AM. Head Position Change Is Not Associated with Acute Changes in Bilateral Cerebral Oxygenation in Stable Preterm Infants during the First 3 Days of Life. Am J Perinatol. 2015;32(7):645-52. doi:10.1055/s-0034-1390348  PMID:25282608  
  2. Ferradal SL, Liao SM, Eggebrecht AT, Shimony JS, Inder TE, Culver JP, Smyser CD. Functional Imaging of the Developing Brain at the Bedside Using Diffuse Optical Tomography. Cereb Cortex. 2015. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu320  PMID:25595183  
  3. Reynolds LC, Pineda RG, Mathur A, Vavasseur C, Shah DK, Liao S, Inder T. Cerebral maturation on amplitude-integrated electroencephalography and perinatal exposures in preterm infants. Acta Paediatr. 2014;103(3):e96-e100. doi:10.1111/apa.12485  PMCID:PMC3945948  PMID:24354724  
  4. Liao SM, Ferradal SL, Inder TE, Culver JP. High-density diffuse optical tomography of term infant visual cortex in the nursery J Biomed Optics . 2012. 
  5. White BR, Liao SM, Ferradal SL, Inder TE, Culver JP. Bedside optical imaging of occipital resting-state functional connectivity in neonates. Neuroimage. 2012;59(3):2529-38. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.08.094  PMCID:PMC3598616  PMID:21925609  
  6. Liao SM, Gregg NM, White BR, Zeff BW, Bjerkaas KA, Inder TE, Culver JP. Elucidating the neonatal hemodynamic response to brain activity: A high-density NIRS study J Biomed Optics. 2010;15(2):026010-1-9. 
  7. Vesoulis ZA, Liao SM, Trivedi SB, Ters NE, Mathur AM. A novel method for assessing cerebral autoregulation in preterm infants using transfer function analysis. Pediatr Res. 2016;79(3):453-9. PMCID:PMC4821724  PMID:26571222  
  8. Vesoulis ZA, Lust CE, Liao SM, Trivedi SB, Mathur AM. Early hyperoxia burden detected by cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy is superior to pulse oximetry for prediction of severe retinopathy of prematurity. J Perinatol. 2016. PMID:27559717  
  9. Vesoulis ZA, Ters NE, Foster A, Trivedi SB, Liao SM, Mathur AM. Response to dopamine in prematurity: a biomarker for brain injury? J Perinatol. 2016;36(6):453-8. PMCID:PMC4882223  PMID:26890555