Joshua M. Liao M.D. MSc.

Joshua M. Liao M.D. MSc.

Specialties and Expertise

Hospital medicine




Dr. Liao is a general internist in the Hospital Medicine Group and the Associate Medical Director of Contracting and Value-Based Care at UW Medicine. In his clinical practice, Dr. Liao strives to provide excellent care to patients admitted to the hospital. As Associate Medical Director, he helps lead initiatives aimed at improving the quality and value of care provided to patients at UW.

Dr. Liao earned a B.A. in English Literature and B.S. in Biochemistry & Cell Biology from Rice University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine and trained at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he was also a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Fellow in the Brigham & Women’s Center of Healthcare Delivery Sciences. He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a M.Sc. in health services and policy research.

Patient Care Philosophy

I feel truly privileged to care for patients in the hospital, and my ultimate goal is to work with each of my patients to establish diagnostic and treatment plans that incorporate medical evidence and their individual needs, experiences, and values.

Personal Interests

Hiking, flyfishing, and anything that involves experiencing new things with my family


Univ. of PennsylvaniaMaster2017
Brigham and Women's HospitalResidencyInternal Medicine2015
Brigham and Women's HospitalInternshipInternal Medicine2013
Baylor College of MedicineMedical Education2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine2015
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