Ni-Cheng Liang, M.D.

Ni-Chegn Liang, M.D.

Advisor, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness


Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang is a pulmonologist who is the Director of Pulmonary Integrative Medicine at Coastal Pulmonary Associates affiliated with the Scripps Health Network. She also serves as a Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine while volunteering for the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic for underserved patients. She is passionate about promoting healthcare professional wellness and has developed curricula while teaching mindfulness to patients, healthcare administrators, professionals and their students. She was the UCSD Center for Mindfulness Executive Director between 2017-2018. She has given local, regional, and national experiential presentations on physician wellness,  mindfulness  and integrative therapies since 2012, and most recently for the 2019 American Thoracic Society International Conference.  She has taught Mindfulness in Medicine, a medical student elective course since 2013 and has been its Course Director from 2014-2017. She has also developed mindfulness- based wellness curricula for the UCSD Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as a mindfulness-based Mobile Wellness for Healthcare Professionals program of free guided meditations made possible by receiving the UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars Kaiser Teaching Award two times.  She is the 2019 American Lung Association San Diego Lung Health Provider of the Year and was one of the inaugural Outstanding Mothers Awards recipients. 

Click here to access recorded meditations led by Dr. Liang during here time at the Center for Mindfulness as our Executive Director: Dr. Liang's Recorded Meditations

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