Dr. James K. Liu is the Director of the Center for 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 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 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 cerebrovascular bypass procedures for carotid occlusion, moya moya
disease, 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 200 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 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.