Philosophy of Care
Dr. Liang believes in shared decision-making with the family. She keeps up-to-date with the most recent medical information and practices evidence based medicine. She usually takes a conservative approach before recommending medications or studies, and will explain the risks/benefits/alternate options so the family can feel confident about the care plan.
Dr. Liang is a general pediatric neurologist offering care for children with various neurologic conditions such as epilepsy (seizures), developmental delay, headache, concussion, neuromuscular disorders, and genetic conditions. She has a special clinical interest in neonatal neurology. Dr. Liang sees children as an inpatient in the hospital, as well as outpatient in the clinic.
Dr. Liang enjoys being involved in medical education-teaching medical students and trainees in Pediatrics and Neurology. She works on quality improvement and updating protocols to optimize the care of our patients. Dr. Liang also engages in teleneurology.
M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 2011
M.S., Physiology, Georgetown University, Washington DC 2007
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2005
Internship: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis MO 2011-2013
Pediatric Neurology, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis MO 2013-2016
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child Neurology,
American Academy of Neurology
Child Neurology Society
Honors and Awards
Sacramento Magazine's Top Doctor in Pediatric Neurology, 2018, 2019, 2020
Rothman Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Pediatric Neurology Resident - Washington University, 2015
Neurology Student Education Teaching Honor Roll - Washington University 2014, 2015
Chief Resident Award - St. Louis Children's Hospital, 2012
Select Recent Publications
Li W, Chang C, Liang S, Bigler ED. Radiographic and neurobehavioral profile of sports-related concussion associated with scholastic wrestling: a case report. Neurocase. 2020 Jun;26(3):147-155. doi:10.1080/13554794.2020.1764977. Epub 2020 May 15. PMID:32412324.
Liang SN, Rogers CE, Smyser CD. Long-term Neurodevelopmental Impairment in Premature Infants. Jain L, Suresh GK (eds.). Clinical Guidelines in Neonatology, McGraw-Hill Education, New York City, NY. 2019 July;10(58):587-598.
Mar S, Liang S, Waltz M, Casper TC, Goyal M, Greenberg B, Weinstock-Guttman B, Rodriguez M, Aaen G, Belman A, Barcellos LF, Rose J, Gorman M, Benson L, Candee M, Chitnis T, Harris Y, Kahn I, Roalsted S, Hart J, Lotze T, Moodley M, Ness J, Rensel M, Rubin J, Schreiner T, Tillema JM, Waldman A, Krupp L, Graves JS, Waubant E; U.S. Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers. Several household chemical exposures are associated with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 Oct 9;5(12):1513-1521. doi:10.1002/acn3.663. PMID:30564618.
Morris S, Mar S, Liang S. Neurologic Emergencies. Crain EF, Gershel, JC (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics (6th ed), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. 2018 Jul;15:493-539.
Liang S. Dihydroergotamine Treatment for Status Migrainosus in Children—Efficacy and Tolerability. Abstract presented at the Child Neurology Society and American Academy of Neurology Meetings. 2015.
Kitcharoensakkul M, Schulz CG, Kassel R, Khanna G, Liang S, Ngwube A, Baszis KW, Hunstad DA, White AJ. Scurvy revealed by difficulty walking: three cases in young children. J Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Jun;20(4):224-8. doi:10.1097/RHU.0000000000000101. PMID:24847751.