Betty Liu, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Co-Director, PM&R Medical Student Education
  • Director, Alumni Relations
  • Department Wellness Champion
  • Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Liu serves as the program director for both the Disability Medicine Clerkship and Disability Medicine Area of Concentration at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also on the Executive Committee for the Center for Assistive Technology.

Dr. Liu advocates accessible health care for women. She was granted FISA Foundation grant in the past for addressing this particular issue. Dr. Liu uses acupuncture and holistic medicine philosophy to address treatment approaches associated with pain. It is her belief that knowledge and motivation are the primary factors influencing positive outcomes for recovery and improvement of health.

Board Certifications
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Certified Medical Acupuncturist

Clinical Interests: Acupuncture, neck and low back pain, lifestyle medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, medical education, women's health, mobility needs for people with disabilities


Education & Training

  • BS, Biomedical Education, City College of New York, New York, NY, 1987
  • MD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 1990
  • PM&R Residency, Rusk Institute at New York University, New York, NY, 1994
  • "Medical Acupuncture for Physicians," University of California-Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, 1997