Woodbridge doctor honored this Memorial Day for healing injured American war heroes

A Woodbridge doctor is being honored this Memorial Day weekend for devoting much of her life to treating American heroes.

News 12 Staff

May 30, 2021, 6:04 PM

Updated 1,094 days ago

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A Woodbridge doctor is being honored this Memorial Day weekend for devoting much of her life to treating American heroes.
Say the name Dr. Phyllis Liu in the Yale Medical community, and you will get smiles and praise from some of the sharpest minds in the field of medical science.
Through the Veterans Administration, Liu is treating decorated combat veteran Pat DeLuca. He served in the Army National Guard and suffered traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan when his military vehicle passed over an improvised explosive device that detonated and destroyed the front end of the armored vehicle.
As a specialist in the field of behavior optometry, or neuro-Optometry, Liu works with combat vets like DeLuca, helping them heal and deal with the acute symptoms of traumatic brain injuries.
Liu is being honored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal this Memorial Day weekend for devoting so much of her life to treating American heroes.
"It's very rewarding. I wouldn't do this unless I felt that my work had some value. I also like the fact that I see people either once a week or once every other week, so I can see people grow and change and get better," Liu says.
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