Meet Dr. Liao


Valerie Liao, M.D.

Valerie Liao M.D. is the Program Director for Non-Surgical Weight Loss at Medical City Dallas, where she sees private patients in the office.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.  Prior to specializing in Obesity Medicine, she practiced Infectious Diseases at Baylor Scott and White Irving, Baylor Scott and White Grapevine, Medical City at Las Colinas, St. Paul UTSW University Hospital, and other Dallas metroplex hospitals for 16 years.  She has been listed in D Magazine as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas.  

She served in the US Air Force for 13 years.  She completed her Infectious Diseases fellowship and Internal Medicine residency training at Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio Texas. She obtained board certification in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

She is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.   She received her BS in Biochemistry at the University of Dallas.

Dr. Liao is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the World Obesity Federation, the Obesity Medicine Association, the Obesity Action Coalition, and The Obesity Society.

The Obesity Society is a scientific membership organization, dedicated to improving people’s lives by advancing the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity.


Dr. Liao approaches patients struggling with obesity without judgment. She is in-tune to the reality that extra weight is not due to a personal failure, but a complex mixture of physical and genetic characteristics along with behavioral adaptations. 

You are unique... and we don’t believe in a cookie cutter, one-size-fits-all treatment plan. 

You are special ... and your life experiences matter. 

You are worthy ... of better health and wellness. 

You are more than the sum of your hormones ... and obesity is a treatable disease.

Take one day at a time.
— Dr. Valerie Liao