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James Liu MD - Neurosurgery - Newark

James Liu MD

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

    Primary Office

    Neurological Institute of New Jersey
    90 Bergen St
    Suite 8100
    Newark, NJ 07101
    (973) 972-2333
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    Public Transportation Available, Handicap Accessible

    Secondary Office

    Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey
    166 Lyons Ave
    Ground Floor Level, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Newark, NJ 07112
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    (973) 972-2323

    Physician Information

    Dr. James K. Liu is the Director of Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery at the Neurological Institute of New Jersey. He is also Director of the Brain Tumor Center and the Cerebrovascular Bypass Program.

    Dr. Liu is renowned for his treatment of complex brain tumors and skull base lesions, including pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, and chordomas. As a fellowship trained skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, Dr. Liu performs the most innovative surgical techniques, including in minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery, image-guided keyhole microsurgery, and laser-assisted tumor surgery to achieve the best results for his patients. He also specializes in cerebrovascular bypass procedures for carotid occlusion, complex aneurysms and skull base tumors, as well as 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 85 peer-reviewed publications and 13 book chapters. He has taught many hands-on courses in skull base surgery and has lectured extensively throughout North America. Dr. Liu is the director of the Skull Base Microsurgical Simulation Laboratory, where his research work is focused on the development of innovative and novel skull base and endoscopic approaches, quantitative surgical neuroanatomy, Dextroscope surgical simulation and virtual reality, microsurgical and microvascular anastomosis skills training, skull base reconstruction, cerebral vasospasm, and pituitary tumor biology.

    Dr. Liu completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles with Summa Cum Laude honors. He then received his MD from New York Medical College with AOA honors. After completing his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Utah, Dr. Liu pursued advanced fellowship training in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery, and neuro-oncology at Oregon Health & Science University. Prior to joining UMDNJ and NINJ, Dr. Liu was Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Co-Director of Skull Base Surgery and the Microneurosurgcial Simulation Laboratory at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

    Experience & Education

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

    Internship: New York Medical College, New York, NY 2001

    Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 2006

    Fellowship: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 2007

    Clinical Interests

    Skull Base SurgeryPituitary TumorsBrain TumorsMinimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery

    Accepted Health Plans

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.
    • 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