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James K Liu MD - Neurosurgery - Newark

James K Liu MD

Primary Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
  • Affiliations
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Primary Office

    Address:
    Neurological Institute of New Jersey
    90 Bergen St
    Suite 8100
    Newark, NJ 07101
    Fax:
    (973) 972-2333
    Web Page:
    www.njneurosurgeons.com/dr-james-k-liu.html
    Services:
    Public Transportation Available, Handicap Accessible

    Physician Information

    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.

    Experience & Education

    Medical Education: New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, NY 2000

    Internship: New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, NY 2001

    Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 2006

    Fellowship: Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 2007

    Clinical Interests

    Pituitary Tumors, Acoustic Neuromas, Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Chordomas, Chondrosarcomas, Gliomas, Brain Tumors, Skull Base Tumors, Brain Tumors, Spine Tumors, Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, Hemifacial Spasm, Chiari Malformation, Basilar Invagination, Cerebrovascular Bypass Surgery

    Accepted Health Plans

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    • AARP Healthcare
    • Aetna US Health Care
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Barnabas Employee Health Plan
    • Beech Street
    • Cigna Healthcare
    • Consumer Health Network
    • Federal Blue Cross PPO
    • GHI- Group Health Incorporated
    • Great West Healthcare
    • HMO Blue - Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Managed Care
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Horizon PPO
    • Horizon Traditional/Indemnity
    • Magnacare/Magnet
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
    • Qualcare
    • State Farm
    • Travelers
    • United Health Care
    • Wellchoice
    • Health Net