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Jay Liao, MD

Associate Professor


Dr. Liao specializes in treating patients with head and neck cancers, salivary gland cancers, skin cancers, genitourinary cancers, and prostate cancer. Dr. Liao practices at UWMC and SCCA Proton Therapy Center.

Patient Care Philosophy

“I enjoy establishing strong relationships with my patients, providing individualized and compassionate care, and educating patients about their disease process and treatment. I am committed to a multidisciplinary approach in the management of cancers as well as providing state-of-the-art care.”

Education and Training

College: Duke University, Durham, NC, 1998

Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2002

Internship: Transitional Year Medicine, Northwestern University – Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL, 2003

Residency: Georgetown University, Radiation Oncology, Washington, DC, 2007

Selected Publications from a Total of 26

Lin A, Jabbari S, Worden FP, Bradford CR, Chepeha DB, Teknos TN, Liao JJ, Nyquist GG, Tsien C, Schipper MJ, Urba S, Wolf GT, Eisbruch A. Metabolic Abnormalities Associated with Weight Loss During Chemoirradiation of Head-and-Neck Cancer. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 2005; 63(5): 1413-1418. PMID: 16109461.

Gagnon GJ, Nasr NM, Liao JJ, Molzahn I, Marsh D, McRae D, Henderson, FC. Treatment of Spinal Tumors Using Cyberknife Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Pain and Quality of Life Assessment After Treatment in 200 Patients. Neurosurgery 2009; 64:297–307. PMID: 19057426.

Holdsworth C, Kim M, Liao JJ, Phillips MH. A Hierachical Evolutionary Algorithm for Multiobjective Optimization in IMRT. Medical Physics 2010; Vol. 37, No. 9, 4986-4997.

Holdsworth C, Stewart RD, Kim M, Liao JJ, Phillips MH. Investigation of Effective Decision Criteria for Multiobjective Optimization in IMRT. Medical Physics 2011; 38(6):2964-74. PMID: 21815370.

Holdsworth C, Kim M, Liao JJ, Phillips MH. The Use of a Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm to Increase Flexibility in the Search for Better IMRT Plans. Medical Physics 2012; 39(4): 2261-2274. PMID: 22482647.

Parvathaneni U, Laramore GE, Liao JJ. Focus Issue: Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancers 2012. Technical advances and pitfalls in head and neck radiotherapy. Journal of Oncology, 2012:597467. PMID: 22701482.

Wong WM, Parvathaneni U, Jewell PD, Martins R, Futran ND, Laramore GE, Liao JJ. Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in a patient with Fanconi’s anemia treated with radiotherapy and concurrent Cetuximab: A case report and review of the literature. Head & Neck, 2013 Oct;35(10):E292-8. PMID: 22965917.

Martins RG, Parvathaneni U, Sharma AK, Raez LE, Papagikos MA, Yunus F, Bauman JE, Kurland BF, Eaton KD, Liao JJ, Mendez E, Futran ND, Wang DX, Chai X, Wallace SG, Austin M, Schmidt R, Hayes DN. Cisplatin, radiation therapy with or without erlotinib in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: A randomized phase II trial. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 10;31(11):1415-21. PMID: 23460709.

Liao JJ, Parvathaneni U, Laramore GE, Thompson JA, Futran ND, Hawes SE, Ladra, M. Fast Neutron Radiotherapy for Primary Mucosal Melanomas of the Head and Neck. Head & Neck, January 2014 [epub]. PMID:23852725

Johnson B, Sales L, Winston A, Liao JJ, Laramore GE, Parvathaneni U. Fabrication of custom tongue-displacement stents: Considerations for their use in patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy. Journal of the American Dental Association, 2013;144(6):594-600. PMID:23729456

Research Interests

  • Advanced Particle Therapies
  • Fast Neutron Therapy
  • Proton Therapy
  • Novel Systemic Therapies
  • Bladder Preservation for Bladder Cancer