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Wilson J. Liao


Clinical center director, researcher of genetics and immunity

Dr. Wilson Liao specializes in caring for patients with psoriasis and other skin disorders that may respond to phototherapy (exposure to ultraviolet light).

Liao is interested in bringing cutting-edge research technologies into patient care in the clinic, a field called translational medicine. He is involved in a number of research studies on new therapies for psoriasis and skin cancer, and welcomes patient inquiries on study participation.

Liao earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed both his residency and fellowship in dermatology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 2003

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2007

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Dermatology, 2007

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


Let’s work together to cure skin diseases. If we can imagine it, we can achieve it.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    92 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 01, 2023
    Dr. Liao is a good listener and patient. He's the best!
    Nov 24, 2023
    Things couldn't be going much better. The only problem was delays from the insurance company which is separate.
    Aug 27, 2023
    Dr. Liao is the best!
    Aug 26, 2023
    Dr Liao is excellent very sympathetic Good listener answering my questions clearly and attentively making me comfortable to ask and talk to him. I've been struggling with my psoriasis over the 6 years. My previous Dr / providers over the years were not a good match. After talking to him and getting his advice In his caring manner and his student assistance I felt finally meeting a right kind knowledgeable Dr. I'm mentally relieved. Looking forward to receiving Appropriate treatment.
    Aug 09, 2023
    I know the specialist (Dr. Liao) has less time then the assistant. but again Dr. Liao got all the info from assistant and came in and explained things clearly and answered my questions that only he could answer.
    Jul 28, 2023
    The Doctor confirmed what I had suspected. Plus he eased my fears.
    Jun 11, 2023
    Spot on.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Dr. Liao listens is empathetic and smart.
    Mar 05, 2023
    I wish we had more time to talk but I was also running late for another meeting as well.
    Jan 21, 2023
    Dr. Liao and his team are the best!
    Jul 22, 2022
    He may be the smartest guy in the world but his bedside manner is very lacking and his punctuality is worse.
    May 19, 2022
    Everything is great.
    Apr 27, 2022
    Everything is great.
    Mar 04, 2022
    Experience is good.
    Mar 04, 2022
    The woman physician in training was amazing!
    Feb 11, 2022
    Never saw care provider. Left after waiting one hour
    Feb 09, 2022
    Dr Liao is a very caring and tuned-in physician. I am so glad to have him be my physician for psoriasis.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Guselkumab Immunogenetics

    Mean change from baseline in percent of lesional CD4+ T effector cells producing IL-17


    Decorative Caduceus

    Immunogenetic Profiling of Dupilumab for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

    Percentage change from pre-treatment baseline of CD4+ T effector cells expressing IL-4 at weeks 2, 4, 12 in dupilumab-treated patients.