Education

Fellowship
Neurological Surgery, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, 2010
Residency
Neurological Surgery, UCSF Department of Neurology, 2009
Internship
Surgery, UCSF Department of Surgery, 2004
Degree
MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2003
Degree
PhD, University of California, San Diego-Neurosciences Graduate Program, 2001

Medical Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2014

Gender

Male

State License

A91813
  • About Me

    About Me

    Membership, Medical Organizations:
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves
    • AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care
    • Society for Neuroscience

    Links

  • Locations

    UCLA Neurological Services

    (primary location)
    Address
    1131 Wilshire Blvd Suite 100
    Santa Monica, California 90404
    Phone
    310-267-2975
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2014

    Education

    Fellowship
    Neurological Surgery, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, 2010
    Residency
    Neurological Surgery, UCSF Department of Neurology, 2009
    Internship
    Surgery, UCSF Department of Surgery, 2004
    Degree
    MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2003
    Degree
    PhD, University of California, San Diego-Neurosciences Graduate Program, 2001
  • Clinical Interests
    • Adult Tethered Cord
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Artificial Disk
    • Back Surgery
    • Basilar Invagination
    • BMP (Bone Morphogenetic Protein)
    • Bone Protein Implant
    • Brachial Plexus
    • Brain Injury
    • Brain Stem Tumors
    • Cavernous Angiomas
    • Cervical Spine
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Complex Trauma
    • Congenital Disorders of the Brain and Spine
    • Craniocervical Junction Decompression & Fusion
    • Discogram
    • Disk Degeneration
    • Disk Herniation
    • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
    • Facet Joint Syndrome
    • Fracture of Spine
    • General Neurosurgery
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Lipoma
    • Lumbar Tumor Surgery
    • Magnetic Resonance Neurography
    • Metabolic Bone Disease
    • Microsurgery
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Multi Trauma
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Nerve Tumor
    • Neuro Endoscopy
    • Nonunion Trauma
    • Oncology
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pars Defect of Lumbar Spine
    • Pars Defect Repair
    • Peripheral Nerve
    • Platybasia
    • Radiculopathy
    • Re-open Surgery
    • Re-operation Surgery
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
    • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
    • Schwannoma
    • Sciatica
    • Scoliosis / Kyphosis
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Compression Fracture & Fusion
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Stimulators
    • Spinal Cord Tumors
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Infections
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spinal Tumor
    • Spine
    • Spine / Back Surgery
    • Spine Minimally Invasive
    • Spine Surgery Instrumentation
    • Spine Trauma (Complex & Fresh)
    • Spondylolisthesis/Spondylolysis
    • Sports Spine Injury Disorder
    • Synovial Cyst
    • Syringomyelia
    • Thoracic Spine and Disks
    • Trauma
    • Unstable Spine
    • Vertebroplasty
  • Research

    Research Interest

    Daniel C. Lu is a member of the Comprehensive Spine Center in Santa Monica. Dr. LuÆs clinical expertise involves minimally invasive techniques in the surgical management of degenerative, traumatic, and neoplastic spinal disorders. As the Director of the Neuroplasticity and Repair Laboratory and the UCLA Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Center, his research efforts are focused on modulating the neuronal circuitry and networks in the treatment of central nervous system disorders with the ultimate goal of restoring lost function.
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