Andrew Bruce Liao, MD
I speak: English, Mandarin
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work among the many great colleagues and members here at Kaiser Permanente, and I look forward to working with you, too.
I am a native Californian who grew up as a Kaiser Permanente member. My decision to practice medicine was partly influenced by the quality care I received from Kaiser Permanente as a child. I knew I wanted to be able to make a real difference in people’s lives, and practicing medicine allows me to do so. After attending college and medical school in Southern California, I moved to Michigan for my residency and fellowship, worked in private practice in New York City, and then moved back to California to join Kaiser Permanente. I enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor recreation here in Southern California. I am happily married to my beautiful wife (who also is a Kaiser Permanente physician) and enjoy spending time with her and my daughter and young son.
About my practice
I am a pediatric anesthesiologist. I specialize in providing care for children of all ages, from tiny premature infants to adolescents, who need to undergo surgeries or other medical procedures. I also provide anesthesia to adults for a variety of surgical procedures as well as obstetric anesthesia for mothers in labor. I often work with nurse anesthetists as part of an anesthesia care team. My goal is to keep you and your children safe and comfortable during surgery.
How I thrive
In keeping with the Kaiser Permanente focus on preventive medicine, I believe it is important for everyone to take care of themselves by eating well, exercising, and adopting healthy habits. I have changed my diet recently to include more whole grains, vegetables, and fruits and less red meat, fast food, and processed food. I regularly go to the gym to do weight training and running. I enjoy running in the parks here in beautiful Southern California as well as playing golf. Spending time doing various activities with family and friends also makes me happy.