Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Stress, Trauma and Resilience; Diagnostic Evaluation; Grief and Bereavement.
Office Location: Manhattan
K. Ron-Li Liaw, MD, is the director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at NYU Langone Medical Center, a clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, and a group supervisor for the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. Her areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, children's responses to acute and chronic stress, trauma and resilience, co-morbid medical illness, as well as cross-cultural and global mental health.
Dr. Liaw received her bachelor's degree in anthropology from Rice University and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, where she served as chief resident. She also completed a research fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Mind/Body Institute as well as a clinical fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Liaw completed her child and adolescent psychiatry residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Liaw has served as the assistant unit chief of the Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Bellevue Hospital, where she was co-director of staff education and the adolescent addictions workgroup. She is the professor for two undergraduate courses at the NYU College of Arts and Science as part of CAMS -- Looking Back on Growing Up, a child development course through the use of cinema, and Global Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is also the NYC wellness consultant for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp serving children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Dr. Liaw has received numerous teaching and clinical awards from the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Harvard Medical School. She was the recipient of the Laughlin Fellowship, given annually by the American College of Psychiatrists to the 10 residents from the USA and Canada who are most likely to make a significant contribution to the field of psychiatry.
"Be CAP-tivated" is a 10-minute film produced by the Workforce Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and its Campaign for America's Kids. It documents a "day in the life" of four young and engaging child and adolescent psychiatrists, including Dr. Liaw.