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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

David Liu, M.D.

David Liu, M.D.Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817


David Liu, M.D., M.S., is an assistant clinical professor 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 UC 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.