David Liu, M.D., M.S.

David Liu, M.D., M.S.


  • Staff Physician
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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove

8110 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

David Liu, M.D., M.S., is a staff physician in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine.  Dr. Liu completed his general psychiatry residency training at Case Western Reserve University, and then went to the University of California San Francisco to complete his Psychosomatic Medicine (PSM) Fellowship before joining the faculty at UC Davis.  He is board-certified in both general adult psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.

Dr. Liu specializes in psychosomatic medicine, emergency psychiatry, and the integration and collaboration of psychiatric care within primary care.  He treats patients suffering from medical and surgical illnesses in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.  He believes in the importance of utilizing psychodynamic principles, empathy and compassion when caring for the psychiatric and psychosocial needs of patients, as well as working to support their families and other caregivers.

Dr. Liu is actively involved in the recruitment and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows.  Through his integrative-model work within primary care, Dr. Liu collaborates with primary care providers and directs multifaceted team approaches to treating patients within the UC Davis Primary Care Network (PCN) and Health Management and Education.




M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH 2000

M.S., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH 2007

B.A., Washington University, St. Louis MO 1997


Psychiatry, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical Center, Cleveland OH 2007-20011


Psychosomatic Medicine, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2011-2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology,

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- Psychosomatic Medicine,

Professional Memberships

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

American Psychiatric Association

Honors and Awards

The Parsa Award for best oral presentation, Cleveland Consultation-Liaison Society annual meeting, 2011

Community Psychiatry Award, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical Center, 2011