Brian C. Liem M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R.

 Brian  C. Liem M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R.

Specialties and Expertise

Musculoskeletal, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine


Rehabilitation Medicine, Spine Center, Sports Medicine Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health




Primary Location

Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

3800 Montlake Blvd. NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Brian C. Liem, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R., is a sports medicine physician and UW clinical assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. 

Dr. Liem earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center, residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Washington. He is board-certified in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

His clinical interests include non-operative treatment of injuries, bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff impingement, knee pain, ankle sprain, tennis elbow, labral tear, sciatica, radiculopathy, herniated disc, platelet rich plasma, joint and bursa steroid injections, viscosupplementation and lumbar epidural steroids. His research interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine and tendinopathy.

To foster active, functional patients, Dr. Liem educates them about their injuries and works with them to develop sound treatment plans.

Personal Interests

Dr. Liem spends his free time eclectically, partaking in street food, Texas BBQ, traveling, home improvement, automotive repair, running and biking.


UW - Dept. of Orthopaedics & Sports MedicineFellowshipSports Medicine2013
McGaw Medical Center/Northwestern University/Rehab Institute of ChicagoResidencyPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation2012
Virginia Mason Medical CenterInternshipInternal Medicine2009
New York University SOM-Ofc. of Registration & Students RecordsMedical education2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation2013
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabSports Medicine2013
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