Education

Fellowship
Neuro-Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998
Residency
Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Internship
Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1992
Degree
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1991

Medical Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2002

Gender

Female

State License

G76908
  • About Me

    About Me

    Professor and Director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Program. Dr. Liau's clinical expertise is in intra-operative functional brain mapping and use of intra-operative imaging for resection of brain tumors (gliomas, meningiomas, and metastatic tumors). Her research efforts are focused on the molecular biology of brain tumors, gene therapy, immunotherapy, and brain cancer vaccines.

    Dr. Liau is the current Editor-in-Chief of the the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

    HOSPITAL POSITION

    • Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Neurosurgery
    • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine
    • Director, Brain Tumor Program, UCLA School of Medicine

    MEMBERSHIP, MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS

    • American Association of Neurological Surgery
    • American Association of Cancer Research
    • American Association of Neurological Surgery
    • American Society of Gene Therapy
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • Society for Neuro-Oncology
    • Women in Neurosurgery

    Links

  • Locations

    UCLA Neurosurgery Department

    (primary location)
    Address
    300 Stein Plaza
    Suite 420
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-267-2621
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2002

    Education

    Fellowship
    Neuro-Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998
    Residency
    Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
    Internship
    Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1992
    Degree
    MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1991
  • Clinical Interests
    • Anaplastic astrocytoma (grade III glioma)
    • Astrocytoma (grade II gliomas)
    • Brain Stem Tumors
    • Brain Tumor
    • CNS Lymphoma
    • Ependymoma
    • Gangliomas
    • Gliobastoma (grade IV glioma)
    • Medulloblastomas
    • Meningiomas
    • Metastatic Cancer - Brain Cancer from other organs
    • Oligodendroglioma
    • Oncology
    • Pilocytic astrocytoma (grade I glioma)
    • Skull Base Tumors
    • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Research

    Publications

  • News & Awards

    Awards

    Dr. Linda Liau was recognized as a Top Doctor by U.S. News in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. This denotes that this doctor is among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty.
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