Dr. Liang earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, graduating magna cum laude and receiving a special award for her senior thesis research from the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and devoted time to neurogenetics research under the mentorship of Dr. Kenneth Fischbeck. She completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She stayed at the University to complete a two-year Clinical Research Fellowship at the Parkinsonís Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the Penn Neurological Institute and Veterans Affairs (VA) Parkinson's Disease, Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC), where she was actively involved in patient care and clinical research for Parkinsonís disease and other related disorders. She has published articles on her research in neurogenetics and new therapies such as surgical treatments for Parkinsonís disease and movement disorders.
Dr. Liang joined The Parkinson's Institute in 2005 as a Movement Disorders Specialist, and is interested in an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to caring for the individual patient. She believes in empowering patients through education as well as utilizing the latest medical treatments for the benefit of their quality of life. She is interested in the development of new treatments for Parkinsonís disease and other movement disorders and is actively involved in the clinical research programs at the Institute.
Her clinic staff describe her as extremely reliable and someone who excels at problem-solving and approaches complicated issues with a calm and confident attitude. Her patients appreciate her thoroughness, consistency, and the trusting relationships that they have developed with her over time.
Dr. Liang is Board Certified in Neurology, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorders Society, the Santa Clara County Medical Society and the California Medical Society. She speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, cooking, learning about different cultures and volunteering at her church.