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Internal Medicine / Infectious Diseases

Stephen Y. Liang, MD

Current Position
Instructor, Clinical Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Division of Emergency Medicine


Specialty Areas
Infectious Diseases
Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Mailing Address
Department of Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease Division
Campus Box 8051
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Infectious diseases, emergency medicine, infection prevention

Areas of Research Interest
Trauma-related infections, orthopedic infections, skin and soft tissue infections, device infections, infection prevention

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine -- Certified
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease -- Certified
American Board of Emergency Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
BA, Biology & History: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1998
Medical Degree: University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2004
Residency, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2009
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2009
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2012
Postdoctoral Program : Clinical Research Training Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2012
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis

Honors and Awards
Distinguished Service Award, University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency Program, 2009

Shira Kansas, MD, Outstanding Professionalism Award, University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency Program.2009

Jonathan Freeman Scholarship, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, 2012

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Liang SY, Khair HN, McDonald JR, Babcock HM, Marschall J. Daptomycin versus vancomycin for osteoarticular infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): a nested case-control study. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Moretti R, Fleishman SJ, Agius R, Torchala M, Bates PA, Kastritis PL, Rodrigues JP, Trellet M, Bonvin AM, Cui M, Rooman M, Gillis D, Dehouck Y, Moal I, Romero-Durana M, Perez-Cano L, Pallara C, Jimenez B, Fernandez-Recio J, Flores S, Pacella M, Praneeth Kilambi K, Gray JJ, Popov P, Grudinin S, Esquivel-Rodríguez J, Kihara D, Zhao N, Korkin D, Zhu X, Demerdash ON, Mitchell JC, Kanamori E, Tsuchiya Y, Nakamura H, Lee H, Park H, Seok C, Sarmiento J, Liang S, Teraguchi S, Standley DM, Shimoyama H, Terashi G, Takeda-Shitaka M, Iwadate M, Umeyama H, Beglov D, Hall DR, Kozakov D, Vajda S, Pierce BG, Hwang H, Vreven T, Weng Z, Huang Y, Li H, Yang X, Ji X, Liu S, Xiao Y, Zacharias M, Qin S, Zhou HX, Huang SY, Zou X, Velankar S, Janin J, Wodak SJ, Baker D. Community-wide evaluation of methods for predicting the effect of mutations on protein-protein interactions. Proteins. 2013 Nov;81(11):1980-7.

Liang SY, Westblade LF, Mehrtens J, Burnham CA, Kuhlmann FM. Fever in a 20-year-old returned traveler. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Feb;56(3):423; answers 461-2.

Liang SY, Babcock HM. Commentary. Update on emerging infections : news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Nov;60(5):628-31.

Liang S, Zhu L, Hurst JK. Cyclic transmembrane charge transport mediated by low-potential pyrylium ions. Langmuir. 2012 Aug 21.

Liang SY, Khair H, Durkin MJ, Marschall J. Prevention and management of central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospital practice. Hosp Pract (Minneap). 2012 Feb.

Liang SY, Marschall J. Update on emerging infections: news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital signs: central line-associated blood stream infections–United States, 2001, 2008, and 2009. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Nov.

Han Z, Liang SY, Marschall J. Current strategies for the prevention and management of central line-associated bloodstream infections. Infect Drug Resist. 2010.

Liang SY, Overton TE. Renal and urologic emergencies in the HIV-infected patient. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2010 May.

Morgan D, Liang S, Smith C, Johnson K, Harris A, Furuno J, Thom K, Snyder G, Day H, Perencevich E. Frequent multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii contamination of gloves, gowns and hands of healthcare workers. Infect Cont Hosp Epidemiol. 2010.

Anderson R, Liang S. Infections in the elderly. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. 2010.

Liang S, Mackowiak P. Infections in the elderly. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 2007.

Houng H, Liang S, Chen CM, Keith J, Echavarria M, Sanchez JL, Kolavic SA, Vaughn DW, Binn LN. Rapid serotype-specific diagnostics of adenovirus 4 using hexon-based quantitative fluorogenic PCR. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2002.

Liang S, Linthicum K, Gaydos J. Remote sensing, climate change and the prediction of vector-borne disease. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Stephen Liang.

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