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James  K. C.  Liu, M.D.

James K. C. Liu, M.D.

Assistant Professor Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center


Medical School Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH M.D. 2006

Graduate Medical Education

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH Intern General Surgery 2006 - 2007

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH Resident Neurological Surgery 2007 - 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY Fellowship 2013 - 2014

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumors, Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Tumors, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Liu JKC, Kshettry VR, Recinos PF, Kamian K, Schlenk RP, Benzel EC. Establishing a surgical skills laboratory and dissection curriculum for neurosurgical residency training. J Neurosurg. 2015 [In Press].

Liu JKC, Turner RD, Luciano ML, Krishnaney AA. Circumferential intrathecal ossification in oculoleptomeningeal amyloidosis. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jan 24. pii: S0967-5868(14)00672-9. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2014.10.021. [Epub ahead of print]

Liu JK, Lubelski D, Schonberg DL, Wu Q, Hale JS, Flavahan WA, Mulkearns-Hubert EE, Man J, Hjelmeland AB, Yu J, Lathia JD, Rich JN. Phage display discovery of novel molecular targets in glioblastoma-initiating cells. Cell Death Differ. 2014;21(8): 1325-1339.

Liu JKC, Laufer I, Bilsky MH. Update on management of vertebral column tumors. CNS Oncology 2014;3(2): 137-147.

Liu JK, Soliman H, Machado A, Deogaonkar M, Rezai A. Intracranial hemorrhage following removal of deep bran stimulator electrodes. J Neurosurg 2012;116(3): 525-528.

Bidros DS, Liu JK, Vogelbaum MA. Future of convection-enhance delivery in the treatment of brain tumors. Future Oncology. 2010;6(1): 117-125.

Federici T, Liu JK, Teng Q, Yang J, Boulis NM. A means for targeting therapeutics to peripheral nervous system neurons with axonal damage. Neurosurgery. 2007;60(5):911-8; discussion 911-8.

Federici T, Liu JK, Teng Q, Garrity-Moses M, Yang J, Boulis NM. Neuronal affinity of a C7C loop peptide identified through phage display. J Drug Target. 2006; 14(5):263-71.

Liu JK, Teng Q, Garrity-Moses M, Federici T, Tanase D, Imperiale MJ, Boulis NM. A novel peptide defined through phage display for therapeutic protein and vector neuronal targeting. Neurobiol Dis. 2005; 19(3):407-18.

Leung C, Lingbeek M, Shakhova O, Liu J, Tanger E, Saremaslani P, Van Lohuizen M, Marino S. Bmi1 is essential for cerebellar development and is overexpressed in human medulloblastomas. Nature. 2004;428(6980):337-41.