Medical Director of the MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Saddleback Medical Center
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Dr. Jason A. Liauw graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine where he was recognized with the highest distinction awarded to those in the medical scholars program. Dr. Liauw completed his neurosurgery residency training at the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery where he was chief of service in 2014. The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Neurosurgery Department was ranked #1 in the country by US News and World Report during his training. While at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Liauw was awarded the Frank Coulson Jr. Distinction for Clinical Excellence as well as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons & Congress of Neurological Surgeons Apfelbaum Award for Spine and Peripheral Nerve Research. Dr. Liauw additionally completed a formalized two-year fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery in complex spine reconstructive surgery and spinal oncology under the training of Dr. Ziya Gokaslan, an international authority on complex spine surgery. His spinal scoliosis training was under complex spinal deformity specialists, Dr. Timothy Witham and Dr. Daniel Sciubba. His brain tumor specialty training was under Dr. Henry Brem, Dr. Jon Weingart, Dr. Michael Lim, and Dr. Chetan Bettegowda. His training is a testament to his areas of focused specialty clinical practice which include complex and minimally invasive spine surgery and brain tumor surgery. Dr. Liauw also sees patients diagnosed with chiari malformation and trigeminal neuralgia, as he treated a high volume of patients with those conditions at the Johns Hopkins Trigeminal Neuralgia and Chiari Headache Centers.
Dr. Liauw has published over thirty peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and has given a multitude of plenary talks. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and North American Spine Society (NASS). He completed a medical device fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration in Washington DC, reviewing numerous investigational clinical trials as a medical officer. Dr. Liauw has worked as a consultant for the NASA Ames Research Center. He also conducted translational research as an associate in the Neurobiology Division of Avigen, Inc., one of the pioneering gene therapy companies in the Bay Area. Dr. Liauw is a native to Mission Viejo, California. He attended the St. Johns Episcopal School, Aliso Viejo Middle School, and Capistrano Valley High School. He has volunteered for over 13 years as a counselor for the Dream Street Foundation, an organization that hosts a camp for children with chronic or terminal illnesses.
Sub-Specialty: Complex Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor Surgery
Additional Focuses: Chiari Malformation, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Stanford University School of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
23961 Calle De La Magdalena
Laguna Hills, CA
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