Solomon s Liao

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Professor, Medicine
School of Medicine
Director of Palliative Care Service, Medicine
School of Medicine

M.D., University of California, Irvine, 1994

Phone: (714) 456-5003
Fax: (714) 456-7182
Email: ssliao@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Bldg 26, Rm 1018, ZOT 4076H
Mail Code: 4076H
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Hospice and palliative care
Academic Distinctions
Oct. 2003 Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative Award of Excellence in Pain Management

Outstanding Committee Member, American Geriatrics Society. 2005 & 2007
Publications
Taylor C, Fertal JC, Liao S. “Refractory Schizophrenia, Attempted Suicide, and Withdrawal of Life Support: A Clinical Ethics Case Report.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018; 56(1):153-7
 
Carey EC, Paniagua M, Morrison LJ, Liao S, et al. “Palliative Care Competencies and Readiness for Independent Practice: A Report on the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Review of the United States Medical Licensing Step Examinations Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018; 56(3): 371-8.
 
Kim K, Chakravarthy B, Anderson C, Liao S. “To Intubate or Not to Intubate: Emergency Medicine Physicians’ Perspective on Intubating Critically Ill, Terminal Cancer Patients.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2017; 54(5):654-60.
 
Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Cimino J, Noort J, Pearson D, Boyle D, Grywalski M, Meyer J, O’Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Barbour S, Turner K, Moore E, Liao S, et al. “Palliative Care Professional Development for Critical Care Nurses: A Multicenter Program.” American Journal of Critical Care. 2017; 26(5):361-71.
 
Baker MW, Whitney JD, Lowe JR, Liao S, Zimmerman D, Mosqueda L. “Full-Thickness and Unstageable Pressure Injuries that Develop in Nursing Home Residents: Despite Consistently Good Quality Care.” Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. 2016; 43(5):464-70.
 
Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Boyle D, Barbour S, Turner K, Cimino J, Moore E, Noort J, MacMillan J, Pearson D, Grywalski M, Liao S, et al. “ICU Bedside Nurses’ Involvement in Palliative Care Communication: A Multicenter Survey.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2016; 51(3):589-96.
 
Lo TC, Yeung ST, Lee S, Skavinski K, Liao S. “Reduction of Central Neuropathic Pain with Ketamine Infusion in a Patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome” Journal of Pain Research. 2016; 9:683-7.
 
Liao S, Skavinski K, Capasso J, Pirrello R. “Pain Management: A Practical Approach for Hospital Clinicians” in Hospital-Based Palliative Medicine: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach. San Francisco: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015: pg 11-36.
 
Liao S, Pirrello RD, Yamarik R, Capasso J. “Palliative Care” in Gynecological Oncology: A Pocketbook. Eskander and Bristow (Eds). New York: Springer, 2015: pg 371-414.
 
Evangelista L, Liao S, Motie M, De Michelis N, Lombardo D. “On-going Palliative Care Enhances Perceived Control and Patient Activation and Reduces Symptom Distress in Patients with Symptomatic Heart Failure: A Pilot Study.” European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2014; 13(2):116-23.
 
Evangelista L, Liao S, Motie M, De Michelis N, Ballard-Hernandez J, Lombardo D. “Does the Type and Dose of Palliative Care Services Received by Patients with Advanced Heart Failure Impact Symptom Burden?” Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2014; 17(1): 75-9.
 
Chang E, Zhao X, Perret D, Luo Z, Liao S. “A Comprehensive, Multi-Specialty Approach to Acute on Chronic Central Pain in a Tetraplegic” Spinal Cord Series & Cases. 2014; 52: S17-18.
 
Barawid EL, Covarrubias N, Tribuzio B, Perret-Karimi D, Liao S. “Rehabilitation Modalities in Palliative Care.” Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2013; 25: 77-100.
 
Evangelista L, Motie M, Lombardo D, Ballard-Hernandez J, Malik S, Liao S. “Examining the Effects of an Outpatient Palliative Care Consultation on Symptom Burden, Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients with Symptomatic Heart Failure.” Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2012; 18(12):894-9.
 
Evangelista L, Motie M, Lombardo D, Ballard-Hernandez J, Malik S, Liao S. “Does Preparedness Planning Improve Attitudes and Completion of Advance Directives in Patients with Symptomatic Heart Failure?” Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2012; 15(12):1316-20.
 
Liao S. “Treatment of critical left main bronchial obstruction and acute respiratory failure in the setting of right pneumonectomy” in Bronchoscopy and Central Airway Disorders. Colt and Murgu (Eds). Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2012: pg 323.
 
Lie D, Liao S. “Cultural Sensitivity Training” in Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. McKean (Ed). New York: McGraw-Hill/Medical, 2012: pg 264-9.
 
Liao S. “Personhood: ethics of dementia” in The Picture of Health:Medical Ethics and the Movies. Colt, Friedman and Quadrelli (Eds). New York: Oxford University Press, 2011: pg 463-7.
 
Liao S, Ito S. “Brain Death: Ethical Challenges to Palliative Care Concepts of Family Care” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Aug 2010; 40(2): 309-13.
 
Wiglesworth A, Mosqueda L, Mulnard R, Liao S, Gibbs L, Fitzgerald W.
“Screening for Abuse and Neglect of People with Dementia.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. March 2010; 58(3): 493-500.
 
Pham E, Liao S. “Clinician’s Role in the Documentation of Elder Mistreatment.” Geriatrics & Aging. July 2009; 12(6):323-7.
 
Wiglesworth A, Austin R, Corona M, Schneider D, Liao S, Gibbs L, Mosqueda L.
“Bruising as a Marker of Physical Elder Abuse.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. July 2009; 57(7):1191-6.
 
Ito S, Liao S. “Myoclonus Associated with High Dose Parenteral Methadone.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. July 2008; 11(6):838-41.
 
Liao S, Ackermann RJ. “Inter-Disciplinary End-Of-Life Care in Nursing Homes” Clinical Gerontologist. June 2008; 31(4):83-96.
 
Morrison LJ, Liao S. “Dementia medications in palliative care #174.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. May 2008; 11(4):634-5.
 
Ngo-Metzger Q, August KJ, Srinivasan M, Liao S, Meyskens FL. “End-of-life Care: Guidelines for Patient-centered Communication” American Family Physician. Jan 2008; 77(2):167-76.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Prognosticating: The End of a Series.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Jan 2008; 11(1): 82-3.
 
Wang M, Liao S, Amin A. “Altered Mental Status: Delirium” in Comprehensive Hospital Medicine: An Evidence-Based and Systems Approach. Williams, Flanders, Whitcomb et al. (Eds). Philadelphia: Saunders-Elsevier, 2007: pg 719-24.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Analgesic Usage in Cancer: The Evolution of a Palliative Medicine Physician.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Dec 2007; 10(6): 1367-8.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Wound Care in Advanced Illness: Application of Palliative Care Principles.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Oct 2007; 10(5): 1159-60.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Good Communication: The Essence and Reward of Palliative Medicine.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Aug 2007; 10(4):956-7.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: thinking outside the opioid box.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Jun 2007; 10(3):781-2.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Attitudinal Differences in Neurodegenerative Disorders.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Apr 2007; 10(2):430-2.
 
Kapo J, Morrison L, Liao S. “Palliative Care for the Older Adult” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Feb 2007; 10(1):185-209.
 
Twaddle ML, Maxwell T, Cassel JB, Liao S, Coyne PJ, Usher B, Amin A, Cuny J. “Palliative Care Benchmarks from Academic Medical Centers.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Feb 2007; 10(1): 86-98.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Heart Failure and the Future of Palliative Medicine.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Feb 2007; 10(1): 184.
 
Liao S. “Hospice” in Hospital Medicine Secrets. Glasheen J (Ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing, 2006: pg 600-603.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “The Bricks and Mortar of Cancer Pain Management: Building a Strong House.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Dec 2006; 9(6): 1412-3.
 
Liao S, Weissman DE. “Pain management in nursing homes: Analgesic prescribing tips #89.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Dec 2006; 9(6):1475-6.
 
Kemp B, Liao S. “Elder Financial Abuse: Tips for the Medical Director” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Nov 2006; 7(9):591-3.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Caring for Caregivers: The Essence of Palliative Care.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Oct 2006; 9(5):1172-3
 
Liao S. “Unmet Activity of Daily Living Needs: Elder Mistreatment and Ethics in Geriatric Research.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Oct 2006; 54(10):1622-3.
 
Jahng A, Liao S. “Successful Palliation with Octreotide of a Neuroendocrine Syndrome from Malignant Melanoma” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Aug 2006; 32(2): 191-5.
 
Arnold RM, Liao S. “Renal Palliative Care: Supporting Our Colleagues, Patients, and Family.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Aug 2006; 9(4):973-4.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “The Importance of Addressing Psychological Issues in Palliative Medicine.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. June 2006; 9(3):749-50.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Influencing Physician Behavior: The Reason to Engage in Health Policy” Journal of Palliative Medicine. June 2006; 9(3):729-30.
 
Liao S, Mosqueda L. “Physical Abuse of the Elderly: The Medical Director’s Response.” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. May 2006; 7(4): 242-5.
 
Liao S. “Introduction to Elder Abuse Mini-series.” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. May 2006; 7(4):241.
 
Arnold RM, Liao S. “Symptom Management: The Growing Evidence Base.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. April 2006; 9(2):389-90.
 
Jayawardena KM, Liao S. “Elder Abuse at the End of Life.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Feb 2006; 9(1):127-36.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “Supporting Pediatric Palliative Care: Helping Ourselves.”
Journal of Palliative Medicine. Feb 2006; 9(1):161-2.
 
Arnold RM, Liao S. “The Challenge of Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Model for Palliative Care.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Dec 2005; 8(6):1246-7.
 
Arnold RM, Liao S. “The Palliative Care Specialist in the Intensive Care Unit:
Opportunities for Impact.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. Aug 2005; 8(4):838-9.
 
Mosqueda L, Burnight K, Liao S. “The Lifecycle of Bruises in Older Adults” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Aug 2005; 53(8):1339-43.
 
Liao S, Arnold RM. “The Nature of an Ethics and Law Review Article: The Challenges of a Paper on Physician-Assisted Dying.” Journal of Palliative Medicine. June 2005. 8(3): 484-5.
 
Liao S, Mosqueda L, Giles L. “Implications for Elder Mistreatment Policy and Practice: The Development of an American Social-Medical Model.” Global Ageing. June 2005. 3(1): 13-29.
 
Liao S, Arnold. “Reviews in Palliative Medine: Series Introduction”. Journal of Palliative Medicine. April 2005;8(2): 390-1.
 
Mosqueda L, Burnight K, Liao S, Kemp B. “Advancing the field of elder abuse: A new model for integration of social and medical services” The Gerontologist. Oct 2004; 44(5): 703-708.
 
Liao S, Amin A, Rucker L. “An innovative longitudinal program to teach residents about end-of-life care.” Academic Medicine. Aug 2004; 79(8):752-7.
 
Liao S, Amin A, Rucker L. “A longitudinal home hospice rotation for internal medicine residents” Academic Medicine. May 2001; 76(5):518.
 
Liao S, Mosqueda L, Brummel-Smith K. “Stroke” Primary Care Geriatrics 4th Ed. By R. Ham, P. Sloane, G. Warshaw (Eds). 2001
 
Liao S, Ferrell B. “Fatigue in an Older Population” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. April 2000; 48(4):426-430.
Grants
Oct. 2002 – Sept. 2007 Principal Investigator, Geriatric Academic Career Award U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 1 K01 HP 00029-01
July 2002 – June 2004 Principal Investigator, Clinical X Faculty Development Award University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
Jan 2007 – June 2010. Principle Investigator. A Multi-site Study to Characterize Pressure Ulcers in Long-term Care under Best Practices U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2006-IJ-CX-0029
June 2009 – May 2010. Principle Investigator. Improving Access to Palliative Care for Spanish Speakers California HealthCare Foundation, 08-1911
Jan 2013 – Dec 2014. Principle investigator. Quality Opioid Management from Admission to Discharge. Society of Hospital Medicine
March 2016 – Dec 2017. Principle Investigator. Expanding Outpatient Palliative Care: Reaching our Underserved Community California HealthCare Foundation, 19515
Professional Societies
American Geriatric Society July 1997 to 2010
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 1997 to present
Last updated
09/04/2018