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Steve M. C. Liao, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Medical Director, Missouri Baptist Medical Center & Progress West Hospital NICU/Nursery
Division of Newborn Medicine

Specialty Areas

Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Progress West Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Newborn medicine, intensive care

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6148
Fax: 314-454-4633

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

3015 N. Ballas Road
First Floor
St. Louis, MO 63131

Progress West Hospital

2 Progress Point Parkway
O'Fallon, MO 63368

Education

Education

Medical Degree: St Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 2003
MSCI : Clinical Investigation, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis MO 2012
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis MO 2006
Fellowship: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2009
B.S. (Biology): University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1999

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Response to dopamine in prematurity: a biomarker for brain injury?
Vesoulis ZA, Ters NE, Foster A, Trivedi SB, Liao SM, Mathur AM
J Perinatol. 2016 Jun; 36(6)453-8. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.5.

PMID:
    26890555
    [PubMed - in process]
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A novel method for assessing cerebral autoregulation in preterm infants using transfer function analysis.
Vesoulis ZA, Liao SM, Trivedi SB, Ters NE, Mathur AM
Pediatr Res. 2016 Mar; 79(3)453-9. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.238.

PMID:
    26571222
    [PubMed - in process]
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Functional Imaging of the Developing Brain at the Bedside Using Diffuse Optical Tomography.
Ferradal SL, Liao SM, Eggebrecht AT, Shimony JS, Inder TE, Culver JP, Smyser CD
Cereb Cortex. 2016 Apr; 26(4)1558-68. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu320.

PMID:
    25595183
    [PubMed - in process]
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Head Position Change Is Not Associated with Acute Changes in Bilateral Cerebral Oxygenation in Stable Preterm Infants during the First 3 Days of Life.
Liao SM, Rao R, Mathur AM
Am J Perinatol. 2015 Jun; 32(7)645-52. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1390348.

PMID:
    25282608
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Near infrared optical technologies to illuminate the status of the neonatal brain.
Liao SM, Culver JP
Curr Pediatr Rev. 2014; 10(1)73-86.

PMID:
    25055866
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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High-density diffuse optical tomography of term infant visual cortex in the nursery.
Liao SM, Ferradal SL, White BR, Gregg N, Inder TE, Culver JP
J Biomed Opt. 2012 Aug; 17(8)081414. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.8.081414.

PMID:
    23224175
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bedside optical imaging of occipital resting-state functional connectivity in neonates.
White BR, Liao SM, Ferradal SL, Inder TE, Culver JP
Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 1; 59(3)2529-38. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.08.094.

PMID:
    21925609
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Neonatal hemodynamic response to visual cortex activity: high-density near-infrared spectroscopy study.
Liao SM, Gregg NM, White BR, Zeff BW, Bjerkaas KA, Inder TE, Culver JP
J Biomed Opt. 2010 Mar-Apr; 15(2)026010. doi: 10.1117/1.3369809.

PMID:
    20459255
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Ashley Treatment: best interests, convenience, and parental decision-making.
Liao SM, Savulescu J, Sheehan M
Hastings Cent Rep. 2007 Mar-Apr; 37(2)16-20.

PMID:
    17474341
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Dr Liao's research  focuses on neonatal neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental outcomes, including developing innovative methods to evaluate neonatal brain development and maximize long-term neurobehavioral outcomes via diffuse optical imaging (based on near infrared spectroscopy), functional MRI, as well as bedside EEG monitoring.