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Norah E. Liang

Norah E. Liang

Senior Medical Student, UCSF

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  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, A.B., Chemistry
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgical Outcomes
  • Targeted Therapeutics

Norah E. Liang is a fourth year medical student interested in surgical outcomes research, and is mentored by Dr. Elaine Tseng and Dr. Lan Vu in the Department of Surgery. She received her A.B. in Chemistry at Harvard University, where she was awarded the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for her outstanding undergraduate thesis on targeted cancer therapeutics. She is currently pursuing the Doctor of Medicine degree at UCSF. Norah was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at UCSF in the fall of 2018.

Norah has an extensive background in clinical and translational research. As an undergraduate at Harvard University, she pursued cancer chemotherapeutics research under the direction of Dr. Stuart L. Schreiber at The Broad Institute and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. In Dr. Schreiber's laboratory, Norah worked on developing small molecule inhibitors of mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 1. Following graduation, she spent a year working as a Junior Specialist in Dr. Frank McCormick's laboratory at UCSF, designing in silico screens for identifying scaffolds against mitogen-activated protein kinase 6, for application in decreasing metastatic behavior of non-small cell lung cancer.

As a first year medical student, Norah conducted pediatric anesthesia research in Dr. Charles E. Berde's laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital. There, she studied clinical signs and electroencephalographic patterns of emergence from sevoflurane anesthesia in children. For this study, Norah was awarded the UCSF Dean's Prize in Clinical and Translational Research.

In addition to her basic and translational research, Norah conducts clinical outcomes research in the Department of Surgery at UCSF under the mentorship of Dr. Elaine Tseng and Dr. Lan Vu. In Dr. Tseng's laboratory, Norah has worked on analyzing the postoperative outcomes of minimally invasive techniques for aortic valve replacement at the SFVA. In Dr. Vu's laboratory, Norah has studied the use of thoracic ultrasound in evaluating diaphragmatic function after surgical repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and radiographic features of congenital cystic lung lesions associated with increased rates of preoperative pulmonary infection.

Liang NE, Wang SX, Shunk KA, Wozniak C, Yang J, Zimmet JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. (2018). Minimally Invasive Surgical vs. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement in a Veteran Population. Manuscipt submitted for publication.

Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Ge L, Wozniak C, Tseng EE. Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. (2018). Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wang SX, Liang NE, Chang CC, Zimmet JM, Shunk K, Ge L, Tseng EE. (2018). Conscious Sedation Can Safely Replace General Anesthesia for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in a Veterans Affairs Population. Manuscript in Preparation.

Cornelissen L, Donado C, Lee JM*, Liang NE*, Mills I, Tou A, Bilge A, Berde CB. Clinical Signs & Electroencephalographic Patterns of Emergence from Sevoflurane Anaesthesia in Children: An Observational Study. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2017; 31:1-11.

* = These authors contributed equally.

  1. Liang NE, Ross JT, Phelps A, Vu L. (2019, February). Diaphragmatic Excursion on Ultrasound is Associated with Respiratory Outcomes Following Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association Annual Meeting; 2019, February 15-17; Tucson, AZ.
  2. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Ge L, Wozniak C, Tseng EE. (2018, October). Experience of Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons; 2018, October 21-25; Boston, MA.
  3. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Ge L, Wozniak C, Tseng EE. (2018, June). Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery; 2018, June 13-16; Vancouver, BC.
  4. Liang NE, Wang SX, Shunk KA, Zimmet JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. (2018, May). Comparison of Minimally Invasive Therapies for Isolated Aortic Valvular Disease: Surgical and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Surgical Symposium of the Association of Veterans Affairs Surgeons; 2018, May 5-8; Miami Beach, FL.
  5. Wang SX, Liang NE, Shunk KA, Zimmet JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. (2018, May). Conscious Sedation Can Safely Replace General Anesthesia for Transcathether Aortic Valve Replacement in a Veterans Affairs Population [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Surgical Symposium of the Association of Veterans Affairs Surgeons; 2018, May 5-8; Miami Beach, FL.
  6. Cornelissen L, Liang NE, Donado C, Lee J, Bilge A, Berde C. (2017, May). Clinical Signs and Electroencephalographic Patterns of Emergence from Sevoflurane Anesthesia in Children [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2017 International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting; 2017, May 6-9; Washington DC. San Francisco (CA): Anesthesia and Analgesia; 2017. 1969.
  7. Liang NE, Ross JT, Phelps A, Vu L. (2019, February). Diaphragmatic Excursion on Ultrasound is Associated with Respiratory Outcomes Following Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Mini-Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association; 2019; Tucson, AZ.
  8. Moyer J, Liang NE, Ulvila D, Padilla B, Lee H, Vu L. (2019, February). Predicting Respiratory Infections In Children With Congenital Cystic Lung Lesions Using Computed Tomography Imaging. Mini-Podium Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association; 2019; Tucson, AZ.
  9. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Ge L, Wozniak C, Tseng EE. (2018, October). Experience of Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Poster presentation at the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons; 2018; Boston, MA.
  10. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Ge L, Wozniak C, Tseng EE. (2018, June). Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery; Vancouver, BC.
  11. Liang NE, Wang SX, Shunk KA, Zimmet JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. (2018, May). Comparison of Minimally Invasive Therapies for Isolated Aortic Valvular Disease: Surgical and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Veterans Affairs Surgeons, Miami Beach, FL.
  12. Liang NE, Wang SX, Chang CC, Shunk KA, Tseng EE. (2018, May). Conscious Sedation Can Safely Replace General Anesthesia for Transcathether Aortic Valve Replacement in a Veterans Affairs Population. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Veterans Affairs Surgeons, Miami Beach, FL.
  13. Liang NE, Cornelissen L, Donado C, Lee J, Bilge A, Berde CE. (2017, May). Clinical Signs and Electroencephalographic Patterns of Emergence from Sevoflurane Anesthesia in Children. Poster presentation at the Annual Convention of the International Anesthesia Research Society, Washington, DC.
  14. Liang NE, Cornelissen L, Berde CE. (2017, January). Pediatric Age-Related Behavior & Electroencephalographic Patterns of Emergence from General Anesthesia. Oral presentation at the UCSF School of Medicine Dean's Prize Symposium, San Francisco, CA.
  15. Liang NE, Cornelissen L, Bilge A, Mills I, Tou A, Lee J, Berde CE. (2016, October). Pediatric Age-Related Behavior & Electroencephalographic Patterns of Emergence from General Anesthesia. Poster presentation at the Annual UCSF Anesthesia Department Research Symposium, San Francisco, CA
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