Liao John dept web

John B Liao, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Gynecologic Oncology:
• Complex gynecologic oncology surgery
• Treatment of gynecologic cancers
• Clinical trials for gynecologic cancers
• Immunotherapy for gynecologic malignancies
• Robotic surgery


Washington, 2010


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011
Active Candidate for Subspecialty Board Certification in Gynecologic Oncology


• MD Degree
   (George Washington University School of Medicine, 1998)
• PhD Degree
   (Yale University, 2007)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (George Washington University Medical Center, 2002)
• Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Oncology and Virology
   (Yale University School of Medicine, 2004)
• Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
   (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2010)

Research Interests:

• Immunotherapy for gynecologic malignancies
• Clinical trials

Current Research:

Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholar
(University of Washington, Sept 2010–Aug 2015)
Development of a Polyepitope DNA Vaccine for Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy


• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

Selected Publications:

Tanyi JL, McCann G, Hagemann AR, Coukos G, Rubin SC, Liao JB, Chu CS. Clinical predictors of bevacizumab-induced gastrointestinal perforation. Gynecol Oncol Mar 2011;120(3):464-9.

Liao JB, Jean S, Wilkinson-Ryan I, et al. Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) after radiation therapy for gynecologic malignancies: A clinically recalcitrant entity. Gynecol Oncol Jan 2011;120(1):108-12.

Kandalaft LE, Singh N, Liao JB, et al. The emergence of immunomodulation: Combinatorial immuno-chemotherapy opportunities for the next decade. Gynecol Oncol Feb 2010;116(2):222-3.

Robinson BL, Liao JB, Adams SF, Randall TC. Vaginal cuff dehiscence after robotic total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol Aug 2009;114(2 Part 1):369-71.

Liao JB, Publicover J, Rose JK, DiMaio D. Single-dose therapeutic vaccination of mice with vesicular stomatitis virus expressing human papillomavirus type 16 E7 protein. Clin Vaccine Immunol May 2008;15(5):817-24.

Liao JB. Viruses and human cancer. Yale J Biol Med 2006;79(3-4):115-22.

DiMaio D, Liao JB. Human papillomaviruses and cervical cancer. Adv Virus Res 2006;66:125-59.

Liao JB, Buhimschi CS, Norwitz ER. Normal labor: Mechanism and duration. Obstet Gynecol Clin N Am Jun 2005;32(2):145-64.

Liao JB, Lin JY. Estrogen receptor expression in an endometrial stromal sarcoma after tamoxifen therapy. Eur J Gynaec Oncol 2001;22:417-9.

Chi DS, Liao JB, Leon LF, et al. Identification of prognostic factors in advanced epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 2001;82:532-7.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)
1354 Aloha Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Appointments:   206.288.7155 (new patients)
                           206.288.6200 (return pts)