Marilyn Liang, MD

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Dermatology Program
  • Medicine


  • Tuberous Sclerosis Program
  • Dermatology Program
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome Clinic
  • Vascular Anomalies Center
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Experience and Education


Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1994

Rochester, NY


Strong Memorial Hospital, 1994-1995

Rochester, NY


Mayo Clinic, 1996-1999

Rochester, NY


Strong Memorial Hospital, 1995-1996

Rochester, NY


  • Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology


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  1. Crall C, Valle M, Kapur K, Dies KA, Liang MG, Sahin M, Huang JT. Effect of Angiofibromas on Quality of Life and Access to Care in Tuberous Sclerosis Patients and Their Caregivers. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Sep; 33(5):518-25.
  2. Gordon LB, Kleinman ME, Massaro J, D'Agostino RB, Shappell H, Gerhard-Herman M, Smoot LB, Gordon CM, Cleveland RH, Nazarian A, Snyder BD, Ullrich NJ, Silvera VM, Liang MG, Quinn N, Miller DT, Huh SY, Dowton AA, Littlefield K, Greer MM, Kieran MW. Clinical Trial of the Protein Farnesylation Inhibitors Lonafarnib, Pravastatin, and Zoledronic Acid in Children With Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Circulation. 2016 Jul 12; 134(2):114-25.
  3. Mikailov A, Liang MG. A Widespread Pruritic Rash With Facial Swelling and Black Streaks. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jun 1; 170(6):617-8.
  4. Soukoulis IW, Liang MG, Fox VL, Mulliken JB, Alomari AI, Fishman SJ. Gastrointestinal Infantile Hemangioma: Presentation and Management. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Oct; 61(4):415-20.
  5. Rialon KL, Murillo R, Fevurly RD, Kulungowski AM, Zurakowski D, Liang M, Kozakewich HP, Alomari AI, Fishman SJ. Impact of Screening for Hepatic Hemangiomas in Patients with Multiple Cutaneous Infantile Hemangiomas. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 32(6):808-12.
  6. Aderibigbe OM, Priel DL, Lee CC, Ombrello MJ, Prajapati VH, Liang MG, Lyons JJ, Kuhns DB, Cowen EW, Milner JD. Distinct Cutaneous Manifestations and Cold-Induced Leukocyte Activation Associated With PLCG2 Mutations. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Jun; 151(6):627-34.
  7. Uihlein LC, Liang MG, Fishman SJ, Alomari AI, Mulliken JB. Capillary-venous malformation in the upper limb. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 32(2):287-9.
  8. Rork JF, Alomari AI, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Liang MG. Diffuse capillary malformation in association with fetal pleural effusion: report of five patients. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 32(1):70-5.
  9. Maguiness S, Uihlein LC, Liang MG, Kozakewich H, Mulliken JB. Rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma with fetal involution. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 May-Jun; 32(3):321-6.
  10. Liang MG, Frieden IJ. Infantile and congenital hemangiomas. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug; 23(4):162-7.
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  12. Huang JT, Mallon K, Hamill S, Ohlms LA, Liang MG. Frequency of ear symptoms and hearing loss in ichthyosis: a pilot survey study. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 May-Jun; 31(3):276-80.
  13. Uihlein LC, Garzon MC, Goodwin G, Liang MG. Growth hormone replacement in patients with PHACE association and hypopituitarism. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 May-Jun; 31(3):337-40.
  14. Hawryluk EB, Liang MG. Pediatric melanoma, moles, and sun safety. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Apr; 61(2):279-91.
  15. Rork JF, Huang JT, Gordon LB, Kleinman M, Kieran MW, Liang MG. Initial cutaneous manifestations of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr; 31(2):196-202.
  16. Lee MS, Liang MG, Mulliken JB. Diffuse capillary malformation with overgrowth: a clinical subtype of vascular anomalies with hypertrophy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Oct; 69(4):589-94.
  17. Uihlein LC, Liang MG, Fishman SJ, Alomari AI, Mulliken JB. Capillary-venous malformation in the lower limb. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 30(5):541-8.
  18. Gordon LB, Kleinman ME, Miller DT, Neuberg DS, Giobbie-Hurder A, Gerhard-Herman M, Smoot LB, Gordon CM, Cleveland R, Snyder BD, Fligor B, Bishop WR, Statkevich P, Regen A, Sonis A, Riley S, Ploski C, Correia A, Quinn N, Ullrich NJ, Nazarian A, Liang MG, Huh SY, Schwartzman A, Kieran MW. Clinical trial of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor in children with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 9; 109(41):16666-71.
  19. Prajapati V, Huang JT, Dillon BJ, Gellis SE, Liang MG. Picture of the month-quiz case. Infantile Fibrosarcoma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Sep; 166(9):863.
  20. Croteau SE, Liang MG, Kozakewich HP, Alomari AI, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB, Trenor CC. Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma: atypical features and risks of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon in 107 referrals. J Pediatr. 2013 Jan; 162(1):142-7.
  21. Uihlein LC, Liang MG, Mulliken JB. Pathogenesis of infantile hemangiomas. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Aug; 41(8):1-6.
  22. Uihlein LC, Brandling-Bennett HA, Lio PA, Liang MG. Sweet syndrome in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 29(1):38-44.
  23. Wang AS, Liang MG, Schneider LC. Severe atopic dermatitis and transient hypogammaglobulinemia in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jan-Feb; 29(1):73-8.
  24. Maguiness SM, Liang MG. Management of capillary malformations. Clin Plast Surg. 2011 Jan; 38(1):65-73.
  25. Huang JT, Liang MG. Vascular malformations. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Oct; 57(5):1091-110.
  26. Iacobas I, Burrows PE, Frieden IJ, Liang MG, Mulliken JB, Mancini AJ, Kramer D, Paller AS, Silverman R, Wagner AM, Metry DW. LUMBAR: association between cutaneous infantile hemangiomas of the lower body and regional congenital anomalies. J Pediatr. 2010 Nov; 157(5):795-801.e1-7.
  27. Yan AC, Treat JR, Liang MG. Terminology used to describe vascular anomalies. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Feb; 164(2):203-4; author reply 204-5.
  28. Brandling-Bennett H, Liang M, Gellis S. A Chronic Rash with a "Wood Grain" Pattern on the Extremities. Socieity for Pediatric Dermatology. Snowbird, UT. 2008.
  29. Lee-Bellantoni MS, Liang MG, Mulliken JB. Diffuse Capillary Malformation with Proportionate Overgrowth: Characterization of a Disorder Distinct from Defined Overgrowth Syndromes. 17th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies. Boston, MA. 2008.
  30. Liang MG, Maccario S, Rahbar R, Kozakewich HP, Mulliken JB. Glucose transporter-1 protein is immunohistochemically expressed in subglottic infantile haemangioma. Br J Dermatol. 2008 Apr; 158(4):862-3.
  31. Kim CC, Liang MG, Pfendner E, Kimonis VE. What syndrome is this? Laryngo-onycho-cutaneous syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2007 May-Jun; 24(3):306-8.
  32. Kim CC, Liang MG, Mulliken JB. Vascular Anomalies. Zaoutis LB, Chiang VW, editors. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine. 2007; 971-975.
  33. Hait E, Liang M, Degar B, Glickman J, Fox VL. Gastrointestinal tract involvement in Langerhans cell histiocytosis: case report and literature review. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):e1593-9.
  34. St Clair NE, Kim CC, Semrin G, Woodward AL, Liang MG, Glickman JN, Leichtner AM, Binstadt BA. Celiac disease presenting with chilblains in an adolescent girl. Pediatr Dermatol. 2006 Sep-Oct; 23(5):451-4.
  35. Goddard DS, Liang MG, Chamlin SL, Svoren BM, Spack NP, Mulliken JB. Hypopituitarism in PHACES Association. Pediatr Dermatol. 2006 Sep-Oct; 23(5):476-80.
  36. Yan AC, Chamlin SL, Liang MG, Hoffman B, Attiyeh EF, Chang B, Honig PJ. Congenital infantile fibrosarcoma: a masquerader of ulcerated hemangioma. Pediatr Dermatol. 2006 Jul-Aug; 23(4):330-4.
  37. Kubiena HF, Liang MG, Mulliken JB. Genuine diffuse phlebectasia of Bockenheimer: dissection of an eponym. Pediatr Dermatol. 2006 May-Jun; 23(3):294-7.
  38. Lin JY, Klein W, Schmidt B, Liang M, Lio P. Congenital Cutaneous Mastocytosis. New England Dermatological Society. Boston, MA. 2006.
  39. Brandling-Bennett H, Gellis S, Lio P, Liang M. Pediatric Sweet Syndrome: A Case Series. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Montreal, Canada. 2006.
  40. Debelenko LV, Perez-Atayde AR, Mulliken JB, Liang MG, Archibald TH, Kozakewich HP. D2-40 immunohistochemical analysis of pediatric vascular tumors reveals positivity in kaposiform hemangioendothelioma. Mod Pathol. 2005 Nov; 18(11):1454-60.
  41. Brandling-Bennett HA, Liang MG. What syndrome is this? Sjögren-Larsson syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2005 Nov-Dec; 22(6):569-71.
  42. Prasad V, Fishman SJ, Mulliken JB, Fox VL, Liang MG, Klement G, Kieran MW, Burrows PE, Waltz DA, Powell J, Dubois J, Levy ML, Perez-Atayde AR, Kozakewich HP. Cutaneovisceral angiomatosis with thrombocytopenia. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2005 Jul-Aug; 8(4):407-19.
  43. Gruman A, Liang MG, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Burrows PE, Kozakewich HP, Blei F, Frieden IJ. Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma without Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Apr; 52(4):616-22.
  44. Dai YS, Liang MG, Gellis SE, Bonilla FA, Schneider LC, Geha RS, Orange JS. Characteristics of mycobacterial infection in patients with immunodeficiency and nuclear factor-kappaB essential modulator mutation, with or without ectodermal dysplasia. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Nov; 51(5):718-22.
  45. Karian VE, Buchanan T, Lord D, Liang M. "But they told us she had a hemangioma....". Contemp Pediatr. 2004; 21(7):51-67..
  46. Kim CC,Kimonis VE, Pfendner E, Liang MG. Laryngo-onycho-cutaneous Syndrome in a Pakistani Female. Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Charleston, SC. 2004.
  47. Wu JK, Fishman SJ, Lane TS, Roberts CT, Burrows PE, Kozakewich HP, Liang M, Folkman AJ, Mulliken JB. Accuracy in Terminology, Diagnosis and Management for Referrals to a Vascular Anomalies Center. International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Wellington, New Zealand. 2004.
  48. Yan AC, Liang MG, Chamlin SL, Hoffman B, Chang B, Honig PJ, Welch J. Congenital Infantile Fibrosarcoma Masquerading as an Ulcerated Hemangioma of Infancy. International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies. Wellington, New Zealand. 2004.
  49. Lio PA, Liang MG. . PHACE Syndrome. Atlantic Dermatological Society Clinical Meeting. Boston, MA. 2004.
  50. Kim CC, Liang MG, Gellis SE. Cystic Fibrosis Presenting as a Diffuse Erythematous Scaly Eruption. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Seattle, WA. 2003.
  51. Yan AC, Liang M, Honig PJ. Congenital Infantile Fibrosarcoma Masquerading as an Ulcerated Congenital Hemangioma. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Seattle, WA. 2003.
  52. Dai YS, Liang MG, Gellis SE, Jain A, Broff M, Schneider LC, Bonilla FA, Geha RS, Orange JS. . The Spectrum of Mycobacterial Infection in Patients with Immunodeficiency and NFkB Essential Modifier (NEMO) Mutation with or without Ectodermal Dysplasia. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Seattle, WA. 2003.
  53. Fisler RE, Saeb M, Liang MG, Howard RM, McKee PH. Childhood bullous pemphigoid: a clinicopathologic study and review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 2003 Jun; 25(3):183-9.
  54. Lee JM, Sundel RP, Liang MG. Fibroblastic rheumatism: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Dermatol. 2002 Nov-Dec; 19(6):532-5.
  55. Fisler RE, Liang MG, Fuhlbrigge RC, Yalcindag A, Sundel RP. Aggressive management of juvenile dermatomyositis results in improved outcome and decreased incidence of calcinosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Oct; 47(4):505-11.
  56. Liang MG, Frieden IJ. Perineal ulcerations as the presenting manifestation of hemangioma. Arch Dermatol. 2002 Jan; 138(1):126-7.
  57. Liang MG, Calobrisi SD, Rogers RS. . Oral lesions. Parish LC, Brenner S, Ramos-e-Silva M, editors. Women’s dermatology: from infancy to maturity. 2001; 353-361.
  58. Liang MG, Sundel R, Gellis SE. Acral Papules, Polyarthritis and Induration of the Skin. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Sante Fe, NM. 2000.
  59. Liang MG, Gellis SE. Progeria. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. San Francisco, CA. 2000.
  60. Liang MG, Rooney JA, Rhodes KH, Calobrisi SD. Cutaneous inoculation tuberculosis in a child. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999 Nov; 41(5 Pt 2):860-2.
  61. Liang MG, Calobrisi SD, Michael B, Leiferman KD. Familial Annular Erythema. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. New Orleans, LA. 1999.
  62. Liang MG, Rooney JA, Calobrisi SD, Rhodes KH. Cutaneous Tuberculosis in a Child. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Boston, MA. 1998.
  63. Liang MG, Heidelberg KA, Jacobson RM, McEvoy MT. Herpes Zoster Following Varicella Vaccination. Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie. 8th International Congress Pediatric Dermatology. Paris, France. 1998; 125:1S84.
  64. Liang MG, Heidelberg KA, Jacobson RM, McEvoy MT. Herpes zoster after varicella immunization. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1998 May; 38(5 Pt 1):761-3.
  65. Liang MG, Calobrisi SD, Drage LA, Esterly NB. Treatment of confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot et Carteaud with minocycline. J Dermatol Treat. 1998; 9:115-117.
  66. Liang MG, Calobrisi SD, Otley CC. Progressive Port-wine Stain in Phakomatosis Pigmentovascularis Type IIIa. Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Sun Valley, ID. 1997.
  67. Liang MG, Frieden IJ. Perineal and lip ulcerations as the presenting manifestation of hemangioma of infancy. Pediatrics. 1997 Feb; 99(2):256-9.
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