I grew up in Mission Viejo, CA and after going through my medical school education at the Stanford University School of Medicine and residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, I decided to return home to start my neurosurgery practice. It’s a privilege to serve the community I grew up in and I hope to bring the world class training I received from the institutions I came from to Orange County. During my time at Johns Hopkins, the neurosurgery program was ranked #1 in U.S. News and World Report and had one of the largest surgical volumes in the country. I pursued an accredited fellowship in complex spine reconstruction and spinal oncology which embraced both neurosurgery and orthopedic approaches to spine treatment.

Jason Liauw, M.D.
Medical Director, Memorial Care Neuroscience Institute
Director of Neurosurgery, Mission Hospital–Laguna Beach

Education & Specialties

Dr. Liauw’s Biography

  • Education
  • Specialties
  • Accomplishments
  • Attended the St. Johns Episcopal School, Aliso Viejo Middle School and Capistrano Valley High School.
  • Graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine
    • Recognized with the highest distinction awarded to those in the medical scholars program.
  • Completed his neurosurgery residency training at the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurosurgery where he was a chief of service in 2014.
    • Awarded the Frank Coulson Jr. Distinction for Clinical Excellence.
    • Awarded Apfelbaum by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons & Congress of Neurological Surgeons for Spine and Peripheral Nerve Research.
    • 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 training is a testament to his areas of focused specialty clinical practice which include complex and minimally invasive spine surgery and brain tumor surgery.
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Stroke
  • Laminectomy
  • Glioblastoma
  • Craniotomy
  • Aneurysm
  • Published over 30 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and has given a multitude of plenary talks.
  • Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Member of the North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Completed a medical device fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration in Washington D.C., reviewing numerous investigational clinical trials as a medical officer.
  • Worked as a consultant for the NASA Ames Research Center.
  • Conducted translational research as an associate in the Neurobiology Division of Avigen, Inc., one of the pioneering gene therapy companies in the Bay Area.
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