Decades ago, I missed my college graduation ceremony with President Clinton as the commencement speaker because I had to be elsewhere. I was in Shanghai, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Chinese Medical Association—an organization founded by my great-grandfather, Wu Lien-teh, who was the first Chinese person to be nominated for a Nobel Prize. My father, his grandson, had immigrated to the U.S. from Beijing, met my mother in Palo …
Post Author: Shan Liu, MD, SD
Shan Liu is an attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned her MD from Harvard Medical School, her doctorate in science in health policy from Harvard School of Public Health, and completed her residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Currently, she is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves as the MGH Geriatric Emergency Medicine Division Fellowship Director. She is the co-author of Masked Hero: How Wu-Lien Teh Invented the Mask and Ended an Epidemic and can be reached at her website and Instagram @shanwliu and @maskedhero_wulienteh.
Her past roles include president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. She has also served on the executive board of the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Geriatric Emergency Medicine Section and the International Federation of Emergency Medicine’s Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group. Her focus is on improving care for geriatric patients in emergency departments.
Dr. Liu leads the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Guidelines writing group and has authored over 90 peer-reviewed and lay publications. Her work appears in U.S. News and World Report, and CNN, and she has been featured on WBUR and in the Boston Globe.
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