She is passionate about integrative medicine, which blends the best of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine, and is based on the belief that the human body has innate healing ability. Integrative medicine not only addresses a child’s symptoms, but also the social, psychological, environmental and spiritual aspects of health and illness. Dr. Liss believes in empowering children and families in their own care and in providing parents with health care choices that have been shown to to be safe and effective.
Dr. Liss has experience in pediatric primary care, integrative medicine, laboratory science, has conducted research on probiotics and constipation, as well as HIV/AIDS research and research on the use of complementary therapies in cancer. She has a special interest in integrative and functional medicine, aromatherapy, heart math, and holistic approaches to pediatric care. She has enjoyed participating as medical staff at Camp Needlepoint diabetes camp and Camp Superkids asthma camp, and as a volunteer at the Uptown Community Center the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, and the Genesis II Teen Mothers Program.
Mara is married and has a 4 year old daughter. She loves to read, spend time with her family, and enjoys the outdoors and traveling.