Dr. James K. Liu is the Director of the Center for Cerebrovascular, Skull
Base and Pituitary Surgery at the Rutgers Neurological Institute of New
Jersey, and Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also Director
of the Brain Tumor Center and Moya Moya Cerebrovascular Bypass Program,
and board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Liu graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa honors,
and obtained his MD from New York Medical College with AOA honors. After
completing a neurosurgery residency at the University of Utah in Salt
Lake City, he was awarded the Dandy Clinical Fellowship by the Congress
of Neurological Surgeons, and obtained advanced fellowship training in
Skull Base, Cerebrovascular Surgery & Neuro-oncology at the Oregon
Health & Science University in Portland.
Dr. Liu is renowned for his comprehensive treatment of complex brain tumors
and skull base lesions, including pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas,
meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, and jugular foramen tumors.
His robust clinical practice encompasses both traditional open and minimally
invasive endoscopic endonasal skull base approaches. He also specializes
in microsurgery of cerebrovascular diseases including aneurysms, arteriovenous
malformations (AVMs), cavernous malformations, and carotid artery stenosis.
He also has expertise in cerebrovascular bypass procedures for moya moya
disease, carotid artery occlusion, vertebral artery occlusion, complex
aneurysms and skull base tumors, as well as endoscopic-assisted microvascular
decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.
As one of the most active researchers in his field, Dr. Liu has published
extensively with over 250 peer-reviewed publications and 25 textbook chapters.
He has taught many hands-on cadaver dissection courses in skull base surgery
and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally throughout
North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Liu's research is focused on
the development of innovative and novel skull base and endoscopic techniques,
quantitative surgical neuroanatomy, microsurgical and microvascular anastomosis
skills training, virtual surgical simulation, pituitary tumor biology,
and clinical outcomes after skull base and cerebrovascular surgery.
Dr. Liu is an active member of the American Association of Neurological
Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Skull Base
Society, Pituitary Network Association, The Facial Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
Association, AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section, Tumor Section. He serves
on the medical advisory board of the Acoustic Neuroma Association of New
Jersey, and is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the International Meningioma Society.