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Jay Liao, M.D.

Associate Professor

Locations of Practice

SCCA Proton Therapy

1570 N 115th Street
Seattle, WA 98133

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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.

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

Published Works

Liao JJ, Parvathaneni U, Laramore GE, Thompson JA, Bhatia S, Futran ND, Bhrany AD, Hawes SE, Ladra M. Fast neutron radiotherapy for primary mucosal melanomas of the head and neck. Head Neck. 2013 Jul 12

Gensheimer MF, Rainey D, Douglas JG, Liao JJ, Laramore GE, Jian-Amadi A, Chow LQ, Koh WJ, Parvathaneni U. Neutron radiotherapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jul-Aug;29(4):256-60

Johnson B, Sales L, Winston A, Liao J, Laramore G, Parvathaneni U. Fabrication of customized tongue-displacing stents: considerations for use in patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013 Jun;144(6):594-600

Martins RG, Parvathaneni U, Bauman JE, Sharma AK, Raez LE, Papagikos MA, Yunus F, Kurland BF, Eaton KD, Liao JJ, Mendez E, Futran N, Wang DX, Chai X, Wallace SG, Austin M, Schmidt R, Hayes DN. Cisplatin and radiotherapy 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


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

Parvathaneni U, Laramore GE, Liao JJ. Technical advances and pitfalls in head and neck radiotherapy. J Oncol. 2012;2012:597467

Holdsworth C, Kim M, Liao J, Phillips M. The use of a multiobjective evolutionary algorithm to increase flexibility in the search for better IMRT plans. Med Phys. 2012 Apr;39(4):2261-74

Holdsworth C, Stewart RD, Kim M, Liao J, Phillips MH. Investigation of effective decision criteria for multiobjective optimization in IMRT. Med Phys. 2011 Jun;38(6):2964-74

Holdsworth C, Kim M, Liao J, Phillips MH. A hierarchical evolutionary algorithm for multiobjective optimization in IMRT. Med Phys. 2010 Sep;37(9):4986-97

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, 2008