Linda Liau, MD, MBA

Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA

Neurosurgery

About

Dr. Linda M. Liau is Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA.

Preferred Name: Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA

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 former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

Hospital Position

  • Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Director, Brain Tumor Program, UCLA David Geffen 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

Additional Education

  • Masters Business Administration, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2016

Patient Stories

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Education

Medical Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2002

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1998

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 1997

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1992

Degree

UCLA School of Medicine, PhD, 1999

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Medulloblastoma
Skull base tumor
Metastatic brain cancer
Meningioma
Glioma
Astrocytoma tumors

Research

Awards

  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • 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.