Bing Liao, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Bing Liao is Board Certified for Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She is specialized in wide range of neuromuscular disorders: neuropathy, amyotrophyic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis, inflammatory myopathy and muscular dystrophy. She is also specialized in various headache syndromes. She performs electrodiagnostic testing, botulinum toxin injections and occipital nerve blocks. 

Description of Research

Dr. Liao's research interests include laboratory and clinical studies of new therapies for myasthenia gravis, congenital myasthenic syndrome, muscular dystrophy, ALS, CIDP and cancer related neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Liao has been the recipient of several awards and honors through the course of her professional career, including “The American Police Hall of Fame, Life Saving Award”.  

Dr. Liao has authored and co-authored many published manuscripts in peer-reviewed clinical and scientific journals, and presented at numerous national and international scientific and clinical annual meetings and conferences.


Design and Statistical Innovations in a Platform Trial for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
for the Healey ALS Platform Trial Study Group 2023, , Annals of Neurology.

Adaptive Platform Trials to Transform Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Therapy Development
for the Healey ALS Platform Trial Study Group, HEALEY ALS Platform Trial Study Group, Biostatisticians, Investigators, Clinical Operations Team & Medical Monitors 2022, , Annals of Neurology, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 165-175.

Brachial Plexopathies: Update on Treatment
Shanina, E, Liao, B & Smith, RG 2019, , Current Treatment Options in Neurology, vol. 21, no. 5, 24.

Neurological complications associated with anti–programmed death 1 (PD-1) antibodies
Kao, JC, Liao, B, Markovic, SN, Klein, CJ, Naddaf, E, Staff, NP, Liewluck, T, Hammack, JE, Sandroni, P, Finnes, H & Mauermann, ML 2017, , JAMA Neurology, vol. 74, no. 10, pp. 1216-1222.

Alternating ptosis associated with asialo-GM1 and GD1b antibodies
Liao, B, Kamiya-Matsuoka, C, Fang, X, Smith, RG & Shanina, E 2016, , International Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 126, no. 12, pp. 1139-1141.

Pseudoabducens palsy mimicking myasthenia gravis
Liao, B, Rodriguez, RM, Metrus, NR & Kamiya-Matsuoka, C 2015, , BMJ Case Reports, vol. 2015, 209392.

Atypical isolated nuclear oculomotor nerve syndrome: A diagnostic challenge
Liao, B & Kamiya-Matsuoka, C 2015, , BMJ Case Reports, vol. 2015.

Recurrent encephaloclastic cyst induced by intraventricular topotecan
Mella, DB, Kamiya-Matsuoka, C, Liao, B, Tummala, S & De Groot, J 2015, , Journal of the Neurological Sciences, vol. 349, no. 1-2, pp. 52-53.

Clinical/scientific notes
Liao, B, Kamiya-Matsuoka, C, Fang, X & Smith, RG 2014, , Neurology: Neuroimmunology and NeuroInflammation, vol. 1, no. 4, e41.

Primary natural killer/T-cell lymphoma presenting as leptomeningeal disease
Liao, B, Kamiya-Matsuoka, C, Gong, Y, Chen, M, Wolf, BA & Fowler, NH 2014, , Journal of the Neurological Sciences, vol. 343, no. 1-2, pp. 46-50.

Atypical neurological complications of ipilimumab therapy in patients with metastatic melanoma
Liao, B, Shroff, S, Kamiya-Matsuoka, C & Tummala, S 2014, , Neuro-oncology, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 589-593.

Regulatory T lymphocytes from ALS mice suppress microglia and effector T lymphocytes through different cytokine-mediated mechanisms
Zhao, W, Beers, DR, Liao, B, Henkel, JS & Appel, SH 2012, , Neurobiology of Disease, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 418-428.

Transformation from a neuroprotective to a neurotoxic microglial phenotype in a mouse model of ALS
Liao, B, Zhao, W, Beers, DR, Henkel, JS & Appel, SH 2012, , Experimental Neurology, vol. 237, no. 1, pp. 147-152.

Neuroinflammation modulates distinct regional and temporal clinical responses in ALS mice
Beers, DR, Zhao, W, Liao, B, Kano, O, Wang, J, Huang, A, Appel, SH & Henkel, JS 2011, , Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 1025-1035.

Mutation analysis of PINK1 gene in patients with early-onset Parkinsonism
Zhang, X, Zhang, H, Liao, B, Guo, J, Xia, K & Tang, B 2011, , Journal of Central South University (Medical Sciences), vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 490-497.

Endogenous regulatory T lymphocytes ameliorate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in mice and correlate with disease progression in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Beers, DR, Henkel, JS, Zhao, W, Wang, J, Huang, A, Wen, S, Liao, B & Appel, SH 2011, , Brain, vol. 134, no. 5, pp. 1293-1314.

Mutation analysis of Parkin, PINK1 and DJ-1 genes in Chinese patients with sporadic early onset parkinsonism
Guo, JF, Zhang, XW, Nie, LL, Zhang, HN, Liao, B, Li, J, Wang, L, Yan, XX & Tang, BS 2010, , Journal of Neurology, vol. 257, no. 7, pp. 1170-1175.

Establishment and application of an analytical method for PINK1 gene exon copy number
Zhang, H, Liao, B, Nie, LL, Guo, JF, Wang, CY, Zhang, XW, Yan, XX & Tang, BS 2010, , Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 158-161.

Depressive symptoms impacting on health-related quality of life in early Parkinson's disease: Results from Chinese l-dopa exposed cohort
the Chinese Parkinson Study Group 2009, , Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol. 111, no. 9, pp. 733-737.

Mutation analysis of Parkin, PINK1, DJ-1 and ATP13A2 genes in Chinese patients with autosomal recessive early-onset Parkinsonism
Guo, JF, Xiao, B, Liao, B, Zhang, XW, Nie, LL, Zhang, YH, Shen, L, Jiang, H, Xia, K, Pan, Q, Yan, XX & Tang, BS 2008, , Movement Disorders, vol. 23, no. 14, pp. 2074-2079.