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Emilia Liao

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
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  • Endocrinology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, Albany Medical College

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    UMDNJ - New Jersey Med Sch

  • Fellowship, Endocrinology
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Dr. Liao attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology for undergraduate studies, and earned her MD at Albany Medical College. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Medical School, in Newark, NJ, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Liao completed her Endocrinology fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

    Since completing fellowship, Dr. Liao has been at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where she is program director for the Endocrine fellowship. She has both clinical and teaching responsibilities, and has taught medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Liao has also participated in multiple clinical research trials (as principal investigator or co-investigator) in diabetes.



Vitamin D, Diabetes


Poretsky L, Liao EP. Why are associated conditions important?. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America 2014 Mar; 43(1).

Liao EP, Poretsky L. Why focus on complications?. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America 2013 Dec; 42(4).

Liao EP. Management of type 2 diabetes: new and future developments in treatment. The American journal of medicine 2012 Oct; 125(10).

Liao EP. Patterns of medication initiation in newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus: quality and cost implications. The American journal of medicine 2012 Oct; 125(10).

Kim SY, Sy V, Araki T, Babushkin N, Huang D, Tan D, Liao E, Liu G, Wan S, Poretsky L, Seto-Young D. Total adiponectin, but not inflammatory markers C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor-α, interluekin-6 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, correlates with increasing glucose intolerance in pregnant Chinese-Americans. Journal of diabetes 2014 Jul; 6(4).

Alfonso B, Liao E, Busta A, Poretsky L. Vitamin D in diabetes mellitus-a new field of knowledge poised for D-velopment. Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews 2009 Jul; 25(5).

Patel P, Poretsky L, Liao E. Lack of effect of subtherapeutic vitamin D treatment on glycemic and lipid parameters in Type 2 diabetes: A pilot prospective randomized trial. Journal of diabetes 2010 Mar; 2(1).

Poretsky L, Liao EP. Why are associated conditions important?. Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America 2014 Mar; 43(1).

Poretsky L, Liao EP (guest editors). Diabetes mellitus: associated conditions. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. Derek LeRoith, Ed., March 2014..;.

Poretsky L, Liao EP (guest editors). Acute and chronic complications of diabetes. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. Derek LeRoith, Ed., December 2013..;.

Liao EP, Busta A, Pareek A, Poretsky L. New approaches to preventing and treating diabetes mellitus: focus on advanced glycation end products. In: “Frontiers in clinical drug research—diabetes and obesity,”vol 1. Atta-ur- Rahman, Ed. Bentham Science, 2015..;.

Romero CM, Liao EP, Zumoff B, Poretsky L. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in human immunodeficiency virus infection: prognostic and therapeutic aspects. In: “DHEA,” R. Watson, Ed., Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2011..;.

Brass BJ, Abelev Z, Liao EP, Poretsky L. Endocrine Pancreas. In “Principles of Diabetes,” 2nd Edition, L. Poretesky, Ed., Springer, New York Dordrecht Heidelberg London. 2010. Liao EP, Porestsky L. Polycystic ovary syndrome and its metabolic complications. In “Obesity and Diabetes”, C. Mantzoros, Ed., Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. 2006..;.

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