John Liu,MD

About John
Specialties:
  • Neurosurgery
Board Certifications:
  • Neurosurgery

Dr. Liu is a recognized leader and considered one of the pioneers in minimally invasive surgical techniques for spine. He provides a key leadership role in the development of the leading multidisciplinary academic spine program on the West Coast through close collaborations with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Liu, a board certified neurosurgeon, was vice chairman of spine services and co-medical director of the spine center at Cedars-Sinai. Prior to Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Liu was director of spinal surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. One of the country’s preeminent specialists in intricate and minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Liu is leading research to study innovative technologies and techniques for the treatment of conditions such as spinal deformities, scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, aging spine and hyperhidrosis.

He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, he completed his surgical internship and residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Dr. Liu went on to complete a fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
• Adult Spinal Deformity
• Complex Spine Disorders
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Disc Herniations
• Failed Back Syndrome
• Microsurgery
• Minimally Invasive Spine
Surgery
• Spinal Fracture
• Spinal Infection
• Spinal Stenosis
• Spinal Tumor
• Spine Revision Surgery

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:
• Congress of Neurological Surgeons
• American Association of Neurological Surgeons
• American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Surgeons Spine Joint Section Member

EDUCATION:
• MD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992

RESIDENCY:
• Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
- Neurological Surgery, 1993-1998

FELLOWSHIP:
• Complex Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1998

Listen to a PODCAST with Dr. Liu on Degenerative Disk Disease

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