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Dongmei Liu, MD

Languages: English, Chinese - Mandarin
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Headache specialist
China Medical University
Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
Headache Fellowship Program, Thomas Jefferson Headache Center
Professional Associations
American Academy of Neurology and American Headache Society
Personal Interests
Dr. Liu enjoys time with her family and practicing Taichi.
Clinical Interests
  • abducens nerve disease
  • abducens nerve injury
  • abducens nerve palsy and paresis
  • abnormal coordination
  • abnormal eeg
  • abnormal emg
  • abnormal neuroimaging
  • abnormal reflexes
  • abscess central nervous system
  • absence epilepsy
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • adjustment disorders
  • agitation
  • alcohol dependency
  • alcohol withdrawal
  • alcoholic encephalopathy
  • alogia
  • alzheimer's disease
  • ambulatory eeg
  • amnesia
  • amyloid neuropathy
  • aneurysm
  • anger management
  • anosmia
  • anoxic encephalopathy
  • antisocial personality disorder
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorder
  • aphasia
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • asperger syndrome
  • ataxia
  • athetoid cerebral palsy
  • attention deficit disorder
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • aura
  • autism
  • autoimmune meningitis
  • autonomic dysreflexia
  • autonomic nervous system disorders
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • avoidant personality disorder
  • bacterial meningitis
  • behavioral disorders
  • behavioral issues in dementia
  • bereavement
  • beriberi
  • berry aneurysm
  • biofeedback
  • bipolar disorder
  • body dysmorphic disorder
  • borderline personality disorder
  • brachial plexopathy
  • brachial plexus lesion
  • brachycephaly
  • brain concussion
  • bulbar palsy
  • carotid stenosis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • causalgia of lower limb
  • causalgia of upper limb
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar ataxia
  • cerebellar disease
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral anomaly
  • cerebral arteritis
  • cerebral atherosclerosis
  • cerebral contusion
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebral laceration
  • cerebral lipidosis
  • cerebral palsy
  • cerebrospinal fluid abnormality
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cerebrovascular disorders
  • cerebrovascular insufficiency
  • charcot-marie-tooth disease
  • chemical imbalance
  • childhood epilepsy
  • chorea
  • choreoathetosis
  • chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis
  • chronic migraines
  • chronic post-traumatic headache
  • ciliary neuralgia
  • circadian rhythm disorder
  • cluster headache
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • combative
  • common peroneal nerve lesion
  • competence
  • concussive seizure
  • conversion disorder
  • convulsion
  • corticobasal degeneration
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • creutzfeldt jakob syndrome
  • cyclothymic disorder
  • degenerative brain disorder
  • degenerative disorders of the balance organs
  • delirium
  • delusional disorder
  • dementia
  • demyelinating disease
  • dependent personality disorder
  • depersonalization disorder
  • depression
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetic polyneuropathies
  • diagnostic lumbar puncture
  • diffuse axonal injury
  • diplegia of upper limbs
  • disaster psychiatry
  • disorder of balance
  • disorder of body awareness
  • disruptive behavior
  • disturbance of skin sensation
  • dizziness
  • drop attack
  • drug dependence
  • drug-induced acute dystonia
  • dysarthria
  • dysautonomia
  • dyskinesia
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • dysthymic disorder
  • dystonia
  • eating disorders
  • echoencephalogram abnormal
  • eeg telemetry
  • electroencephalography
  • encephalitis
  • encephalopathies
  • enlarged optic nerve
  • enlarged ventricle
  • epilepsy
  • essential tremor
  • executive dysfunction
  • extrapyramidal disorders
  • exvacuohydrocephalus
  • facial asymmetry
  • facial nerve palsy and paresis
  • facial paresis
  • facial spasm
  • facial tingling
  • familial ataxia
  • fasciculations
  • femoral nerve lesion
  • flaccid hemiplegia
  • focal dystonia
  • friedreich ataxia
  • frontal lobe disinhibition
  • fugue state
  • functional quadriplegia
  • fungal meningitis
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • gender identity disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • generalized seizures
  • genetic dystonia
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • grand mal status epilepticus
  • grief
  • guillain barre syndrome
  • habit disorder
  • hallucinations
  • handwriting tremor
  • head trauma
  • headache
  • hearing loss
  • hemiatrophy
  • hemicrania continua
  • hemidystonia
  • hemineglect
  • hemiparesis
  • hemiplegia
  • hereditary sensory neuropathy
  • hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • herpes zoster
  • histrionic personality disorder
  • hiv dementia
  • hiv neuropathy
  • hiv psychiatry
  • hoarding
  • hydrocephalus
  • hydromyelia
  • hypertonia
  • hypochondriasis
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • hypomania
  • hypotonia
  • idiopathic transverse myelitis
  • impulse control disorders
  • inclusion body myositis
  • infantile cerebral palsy
  • infectious neuritis
  • injury to brain
  • intention tremor
  • intermittent cerebral ischemia
  • intermittent explosive disorder
  • intermittent tremor
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial hypertension
  • involuntary treatment
  • isolated central nervous system vasculitis
  • jc virus
  • kleptomania
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • late effects of poliomyelitis
  • lateral sclerosis
  • leg numbness
  • leg weakness
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • leukodystrophy
  • lip droop
  • lissencephaly
  • lobar atrophy of brain
  • locked-in syndrome
  • loss of consciousness
  • lumbar puncture
  • lumbosacral plexus lesion
  • macrocephaly
  • manic
  • marcus gunn phenomenon
  • maternal neurologic disorders
  • medical co-morbidity in severe mental illness
  • memory disorders
  • meningitis
  • meralgia paresthetica
  • metabolic brain disorders
  • metabolic considerations in psychotropic use
  • microcephaly
  • migraine
  • migraine treatment
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • mixed episode
  • mononeuritis
  • mononeuritis multiplex
  • monoplegia
  • monoplegia of upper limb
  • mood symptoms
  • motor neuron disease
  • mourning
  • movement disorders
  • moyamoya
  • multiple personality disorder
  • multiple sclerosis
  • multiple system atrophy
  • multisystemic disseminated toxoplasmosis
  • muscle spasticity
  • muscle weakness
  • muscular dystrophy
  • myelitis
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myoclonic seizures
  • myoclonus
  • narcissism personality disorder
  • nerve diseases
  • nerve root disorder
  • nerve sheath tumor
  • nervous system disorders
  • neuralgic amyotrophy
  • neuritis
  • neuroborreliosis
  • neurofibromatosis
  • neurological disorders
  • neurometabolic disorder
  • neuromuscular ultrasound
  • neuropathy
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • nonepileptic event
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • numbness
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • occipital neuralgia
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • optic migraines
  • optic nerve and pathway injury
  • optic nerve disease
  • organizational psychiatry
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • pachygyria
  • panic disorder
  • paralysis
  • paraneoplastic polyneuropathy
  • paranoid personality disorder
  • paraplegia
  • parasitic meningitis
  • paresthesia
  • parkinson's disease
  • pedophilia
  • pellagra
  • perinatal mental health
  • periodic paralysis
  • peripheral autonomic neuropathy
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • periventricular lesion
  • periventricular leukomalacia
  • periventricular mass
  • peroneal muscular atrophy
  • peroneal nerve injury
  • peroneal nerve lesion
  • personality disorder
  • petit mal status
  • phobias
  • physical abuse
  • pinched nerve
  • pituitary adenoma
  • plagiocephaly
  • plantar nerve lesion
  • plexitis
  • plexopathy
  • poliodystrophia cerebri
  • poliomyelitis
  • polymicrogyria
  • polyneuropathy
  • popliteal nerve lesion
  • post traumatic seizures
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • post-concussion syndrome
  • post-traumatic amnesia
  • post-traumatic headache
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • primary progressive aphasia
  • problems with smell and taste
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • progressive muscular atrophy
  • progressive supranuclear palsy
  • pseudobulbar palsy
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • psychiatric disorder
  • psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
  • psychological abuse
  • psycho-oncology
  • psychopharmacology
  • psychosis
  • psychotherapy
  • psychotic disorders
  • pure autonomic failure
  • pyromania
  • quadriplegia
  • radial nerve lesion
  • radiculopathy
  • reflex neurovascular dystrophy
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • restless legs syndrome
  • schizoaffective disorder
  • schizoid personality disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • schizophreniform disorder
  • schizotypal personality disorder
  • schwannomatosis
  • seasonal affective disorder
  • segmental dystonia
  • sensory impairment
  • sensory problem with head
  • sensory problem with neck and trunk
  • sensory problems with limbs
  • slurred speech
  • social engagement disorder
  • somatization disorder
  • somatoform disorders
  • spasticity
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • spinocerebellar degeneration
  • spinocerebellar diseases
  • staring
  • status epilepticus
  • stereotypic movement disorder
  • stress disorder
  • subacute spongiform encephalopathy
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • substance dependence
  • suicidal
  • suicide attempt
  • syphilis
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • temporal sclerosis
  • tension headache
  • tetany
  • tetraplegia
  • thought disorder
  • tibial nerve lesion
  • tic disorder
  • tingling
  • torsion dystonia
  • torticollis
  • tourette syndrome
  • toxic myoneural disorders
  • toxoplasmosis
  • transient blindness
  • transient cerebral ischemia
  • transient ischemic attack
  • transient limb paralysis
  • transient monocular vision loss
  • transplant psychiatry
  • transverse myelitis
  • traumatic brain injury
  • tremor
  • trichotillomania
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • trigeminal nerve injury
  • trigeminal nerve palsy and paresis
  • tuberculosis of meninges
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • twitching
  • ulnar nerve
  • ulnar nerve compression
  • unsteady gait
  • uremic encephalopathy
  • vagal nerve disorders
  • vagus nerve disease
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular myelopathy
  • vasculitic neuropathy
  • venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
  • venous sinus thrombosis
  • ventriculomegaly
  • vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • vertigo
  • vestibular function test abnormal
  • violent behavior
  • viral meningitis
  • visual evoked potentials
  • vitamin b deficiency


The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (128 Ratings, 28 Comments)


Dr Liu is so knowledgeable and really listens to her patients. I highly recommend her to friends.

Dr. Liu is wonderful, I trust her 100%.

The provider and her team are exceptional. [...]

This was the first time I met and got care from Dr. Dongmei Liu and I thought she was professional, well informed, a good listener, showed genuine concern for my health, compassionate, and I liked that she smiled a lot. That made me feel at ease in sharing my health concerns with her. Thank you! Thank you!

Dr. Liu's voice is way too soft. I sometimes have a very difficult time hearing her. At times, she seems to ignore my desires or my concerns. Instead, she makes her own assumptions and won't let go of them.

If only Dr. Liu could be my primary care provider, it would be great. I wouldn't mind the traffic and the hour long drive coming to see her for an appointment. She is really a top-notch specialist with a great deal of concern to her patients.

I have complete trust in Dr Lui and have recommend her to others. I was a patient of hers at her previous clinic and choose to follow her to Swedish.

I just think, Dr. Donmei Liu must be suppressed to see how the patient treated after my first visit. I feel like she want me take care of my problems right away. (At least in a week. Not in couple month)

I tried talking with her about my surgery and experience and she steered away from it, because of who my surgeon was. I mainly just brought it up because I put my trust in her hoping she could help me understand if my pain would get better from surgery because it hasn't yet. And I wanted to know if I would need botox forever, that wasn't answered. I have to travel every 3 months to Seattle and this is alot of money. We talked about having a local provider treat me, but I am not sure that is a solution.

Awesome doctor - she's very good on her field of work.

[...] I am very happy with Dr. Liu, and have been recommending her. For me, she gives me the right amount of information about treatment, and listens to me about my concerns.

Dr. Liu is a doctor that I will never forget. After struggling with chronic headaches for over 7 months Dr. Liu was my 9th specialist that I'd see for my chronic pain. My first visit with Dr. Liu was in December of 2015 during the duration of my chronic headaches. At this point in time i'd given up any confidence on modern medicine. However Dr. Liu looked directly at me for less that 30 seconds and suggested that tension in my neck could be causing my headaches. After medication and physical therapy she recommended I no longer have any headaches. The relief of pain was incredible and after seeing many different professionals in Seattle's health care Dr. Liu and only Dr. Liu was able to cure my pain. I am currently leaning off the medication and only take when needed now, physical therapy, as she recommended, has taken care of my chronic pain. Not only did Dr. Liu finally solve my chronic pain she suggested an MRI during my first visit. During this MRI we discovered I have a pituitary brain tumor, something that has no correlation to my headaches, but if it wasn't for Dr. Liu's recommendation on having the MRI I would have never known. This allows me to be aware of manage my health to my maximum ability. I'm very thankful to Dr. Liu because she was the only health professional that helped me in my condition. I highly recommend Dr. Liu to any patient due to her strong sense of judgement.

She kind of said that i had no quality of life because I took both antidepressants and sleeping medication

I love Dr Liu. She shares her personal experiences with me. Do not know if she does this with every patient. It makes me feel valued not only as a patient but as resource. (I work in healthcare as well, so I have insights other patients may not.)

Dr. Liu was very warm and understanding. She was extremely empathetic.

I was referred to her for a constant optic migraine aura. She told me I'm OLD have some macular degeneration, and I should "just live with it". Though she kept saying I don't look as old as I am.

My condition is complicated, so I don't expect one doctor to know it all. Dr. Liu is great.

I have utmost respect and admiration for Dr Liu. I have been a patient with her for years. I was very specific when I chose my insurance that it would be one which would allow me to continue with Dr Liu.

Dr Liu was very patient and kind. I am very pleased that I was referred to her and I feel very fortunate to be under her care now. When my MRI came back abnormal I was scared and confused but Dr Liu eased my mind and made me feel so much better. She is extremely thorough and I would highly recommend her to family and friends. Thank you Dr Liu! [...]

Dr Liu excellent providor

I really disliked having the guy in there typing during the appt. felt very uncomfortable .

i have already recommended her several times.

I followed Dr. Liu from [...].... I've seen other Neurologist's prior to her... she is the best in her field...HANDS DOWN.

Such a kind doctor very respectful would recommend to many. Love her!

I will recommend the care provider but I am very disappointed with the scheduling team since they show no care about pt needs and do not answer messages or phone calls until they are tiered of us calling that means after at least 2 weeks of trying to get through to make an apt

amazing provider who is very tuned into patients needs

Had to correct dr. when she repeatedly told scribe to write "auditory" instead of olfactory. Thankfully I know the difference!

Dr. Liu is the best and most knowledgeable Neurologist I have ever seen. She is holistic in her thinking and always listens. I followed her from [...] and I think you are very lucky to have her on your team. I drive from Everett or Woodinville to Seattle to see her, which can take over an hour but she is well worth the time.
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