Dr. James Liu, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. James Liu, MD

Dr. James Liu, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Newark, NJ. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Liu is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, University Hospital and Barnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center .

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (20)
    in Newark,NJ |
    Dr. James K. Liu is an excellent Neuro-surgeon I had two surgeries with him,one Pituitary tumor,and the other one Meningioma tumor,the recovery was so fast.That was six years ago,and I am okay.
    in NJ |
    MS, PhD, NJ DR LIU performed a removal of large CP angle meningioma in Jan 2017. Surgery lasted 13.5 hours and the outcome was successful. Facial and hearing nerves salvaged. Hearing returned to normal. Dr. Liu and his staff are amazing ; great bed side manners and he is very attentive to his patients. I am happy that I chose Dr. Liu as my neurosurgeon. He is the top notch doctor and an amazing human being.
    New York, NY |
    I Abdul Ghani would like to thank doctor James k Liu for the great proformance that he had done with both of my surgery
    in Atlanta, GA |
    Dr Liu and his staff saved my mom's life. Thank you
    in Hoboken, Nj |
    Dr. Liu performed my brain surgery in August 2016. He removed two tumors from my head. He's very personable, professional and is the best in his field. I'm convinced. He's very eager to be hands-on with follow up emails and calls and the scar which ran from one ear across the top of my head to the other ear is almost invisible no one can even tell that I had brain surgery. He has a great sense of humor and that helps- it's very calming
    in Hoboken, Nj |
    Dr. Liu performed my brain surgery in August 2016. He removed two tumors from my head. He's very personable, professional and is the best in his field. I'm convinced. He's very eager to be hands-on with follow up emails and calls and the scar which ran from one ear across the top of my head to the other ear is almost invisible no one can even tell that I had brain surgery. He has a great sense of humor and that helps- it's very calming
    in Hillside, NJ |
    I wholeheartedly recommend (and I am very proud of), Dr. Liu & the doctors and ancillary staff at the Rutgers Neurological Institute of Neurosurgery, The Rutgers Cancer Center and the University Hospital. Not just for their individual phenomenal medical skills and experience, but I am also very much proud of their patient care and attention. They treated me as if I was the most important person to them.Every day I find something to be grateful and thankful for, because I am alive! Thanks Doc
    in Jerseycity NJ |
    Dr. James Liu is a great neurosurgeon. I got a very deep sticky tumor in my neck extended to my skull base. and by the help of dr Liu and dr park and dr jyung they succeed to remove this tumor whick took a 16 hours surgery and was in very sensitive place which is impossible to be removed peacefully but dr Liu achieve this. you are from the most excellent doctor i have ever seen in my life. My name is Slma Elbate THANK YOU VERY MUCH DR. LIU FOR SAVING MY LIFE
    in Newark NJ |
    Dr Liu is warm, professional and an excellent neurosurgeon. He educated me thoroughly and set my expectations accordingly. He saved my life!
    in KEYPORT, NJ |
    in Harrison, NJ |
    Dr. Liu and his surgical staff rock! Great listener, great surgeon! A man with a wonderful personality!!
    in Budd Lake,Nj |
    I had EEA for chondrosarcoma of skull base. I was transferred from my local hospital to Newark where Dr Liu performed my surgery. My family & myself are so grateful for Dr Liu and his staff for making me feel safe & always answering any questions we may have. I highly recommend this Dr.
    in Guttenberg, NJ |
    I had elevated prolactin levels due to a pituary tumor. Under doctor Liu's care I underwent an endoscopic transphenoidal resection of a prolactinoma which resulted in a sucess. Many other doctors recommended treatments that were not helping with my condition and told me it was something I had to deal with my entire life. This doctor gave me hope and provided an alternative to my condition. Thanks to him I am on the way to my normal lifestyle. Dr. Liu is an outstanding neurosurgeon. #1!
    in Newark, NJ |
    I had a moyamoya diesease and needed to have surgery and Dr.James K. Liusaid he was going to do surgey on my head the procedure is callled STA-MCA bypasss with exelllents reults!!all thanks to dDr.Liu!
    in Northern N.J |
    I Met Dr.Liu in 2012 He seemed caring until he said,If you want the tumor removed properly & want to preserve the gland to have a baby let me do it I basically wrote on this!I thought he was being arrogant so I got a 2nd option. I went to Philly. I mentioned Dr.Liu to that Dr.he said,OMG he taught my class & wrote a book on this! I was shocked. I went back to Liu.He removed my Brain Tumor 11/26/12 & I was pregnant 2months later.Most Docs can't preserve that gland. Thank God for Dr.Liu! Amen
    in Clementon, NJ |
    I was first diagnosed back in 2008 after accident where I needed a CT scan. The doctors after Jefferson University found a 2cmm lesion on my brain. After seeing 2 brain surgeons that did not specialize in Skull base brain tumors, I was finally recommend to Dr. Liu in 2010. When I met with Dr. Liu I knew from that moment he was going to be my permeant Doctor. He sat with me and discussed my MRI imagines in detail. I had a Jugular forman meningioma. Resulted in 3 part brain surgery.
    in Bridgeton, NJ |
    Lui has removed several hemoblastomas for my rare condition vonhippolindo. He was recommended to me in 2012 when my daughter had a major surgery where several tumors were removed by Lui.We were told she had no hope, but Lui performed the surgery and it was a success. Hes performed 2 different surgerys on me with a no blood process. My daugther and i trust his decissions when it comes to our health. He is always a pleassure and shows our family kindness
    in Wallington, NJ |
    I had cushing syndrome and am now cured after 2 years, all thanks to Dr. Liu. Dr. Liu is always a pleasure and he is very knowledgeable and great at what he does.
    in Woodbridge, NJ |
    I had my pituitary tumor removed by Dr. Liu whom Dr. Haidri recommended and which he assured me that Dr. Liu is a Brilliant doctor. True enough, Dr. Liu is Highly Competent, Sincere in Caring for his patient or I would say Compassionate to the highest level and Brilliant. GOD has gifted him this much talent at a young age to help a lot of people. There is not much space to write and to describe how I know his sincerity but I had experienced it first hand. I am truly blessed to know Dr. Liu.
    in Colonia, NJ |
    Brilliant and dedicated doctor.
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    Dr. Liu's Care Philosophy

    We treat patients with the care and respect that each of us deserves

    Dr. Liu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Adenocarcinoid Tumor
    • Adenocarcinoma
    • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
    • Aneurysm
    • Angiofibroma
    • Astrocytoma
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Tumor
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Cancer
    • Carotid Artery Occlusion
    • Cavernous Malformation Brain
    • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Chondrosarcoma
    • Chordoma
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Ependymoma
    • Epilepsy
    • Esthesioneuroblastoma
    • Glioblastoma
    • Glomus Tympanicum Tumor
    • Glomus Vagale Tumor
    • Hemangioblastoma
    • Hemangioma
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
    • Meningiomas
    • Moyamoya Disease
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Oligodendroglioma
    • Orbital Nerve Tumor
    • Paraganglioma
    • Pineal Region Tumors
    • Pineal Teratoma
    • Pinealoma
    • Pituitary Apoplexy
    • Pituitary Disease
    • Pituitary Gland Cancer
    • Pituitary Tumor
    • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
    • Skull Base Disorders
    • Skull Base Lesions
    • Skull Base Tumor
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Thrombosis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vascular Malformations
    • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome


    • Medical School
      New York Medical College

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      New York Medical College

      Completed in 2001

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of Utah School Of Med

      Completed in 2006

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Oregon Health & Science University (Ohsu)

      Completed in 2007

    • Undergraduate School
      University of California At Los Angeles

      Graduated in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Chinese, Cantonese

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    • Neurosurgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Brain Aneurysm Repair
    • Brain Cancer Treatment
    • Brain Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Brainstem Surgery
    • Bypass Surgery
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Complex Skull Base Surgery
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery