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Deborah Ruth Liu, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 113 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 2109


Dr. Liu has been the Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program since 2006. She joined our hospital in 2003 after completing her pediatrics residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.

Her research interests include analgesia, gastroenteritis, and ED utilization. She has recently authored a chapter on pediatric GU/GYN emergencies for the upcoming edition of Tintinalli's Textbook of Emergency Medicine as well as several chapters in the 2009 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book. She is also completing several chapters in the new 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult textbook.


Khanna K, Liu DR. Acute Rheumatic Fever: An Evidence-Based Approach To Diagnosis And Initial Management. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2016 Aug; 13(8):1-23. View in: PubMed

Heilbrunn BR, Chang TP, Liu DR. A retrospective comparison of ketamine dosing regimens for pediatric procedural sedation. Eur J Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 22(2):111-6. View in: PubMed

Pade KH, Liu DR. An evidence-based approach to the management of hematuria in children in the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2014 Sep; 11(9):1-13; quiz 14. View in: PubMed

Waterhouse MR, Liu DR, Wang VJ. Cryotherapeutic topical analgesics for pediatric intravenous catheter placement: ice versus vapocoolant spray. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Jan; 29(1):8-12. View in: PubMed

Kubicek K, Liu D, Beaudin C, Supan J, Weiss G, Lu Y, Kipke MD. A profile of nonurgent emergency department use in an urban pediatric hospital. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Oct; 28(10):977-84. View in: PubMed

Nunez J, Liu DR, Nager AL. Dehydration treatment practices among pediatrics-trained and non-pediatrics trained emergency physicians. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Apr; 28(4):322-8. View in: PubMed

Liu DR, Kirchner HL, Petrack EM. Does using heat with eutectic mixture of local anesthetic cream shorten analgesic onset time? A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Jul; 42(1):27-33. View in: PubMed

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