Associate Director, Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine
Director of Process Improvement
Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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After spending seven winters struggling with the ice and snow, Dr. Liu was ready to move back to Los Angeles. She has been an attending at CHLA for over 11 years and has served as Fellowship Director for over 8 years.

Her research interests include Just-In-Time Training for Medical Education, ED Utilization for non-urgent complaints, and Analgesia. She has authored 15 PEM or EM textbook chapters in the previous years. Dr. Liu has been an active member of AAP Section of Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director subgroup, as well as numerous CHLA committees.

If she is not thinking about work, she is often thinking or talking about food or her children.

Clinical Interests

ED Efficiency, Medical Education


Medical School: 

University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine


Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Pediatrics


Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Pediatrics


Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Emergency Medicine



American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Wang, VJ, Cheng YT, Liu DR, “Improving Education: Just-In-Time Splinting Video,” Clinical Teacher, article in press 2015

Cheng YT, Liu DR, Wang, VJ, “Teaching Splinting Techniques Using a Just-In-Time Training (JITT) Instructional Video,” Pediatric Emergency Care, article in press 2015

Pade K, Liu DR, “An evidence-based approach to the management of hematuria in children in the emergency department,” Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice 2014; 11(9): 1-14, PMID: 25296518

Heilbrunn B, Chang T, Liu DR, “A Retrospective Comparison of Ketamine Dosing Regimens for Pediatric Procedural Sedation,” European Journal of Emergency Medicine, DOI 10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000127, article in press 2014.

Liu DR, Hao A, Wang V, “Just-In-Time Training for Nurse Administration of Anesthetic Cream Application,” Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2014; 4(1) 143-147, DOI 10.5430/jnep.v4n1p143.

Research Interests: 
  • Medical Education
  • Analgesia

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