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    John Liu, MD

    TitleProfessor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentNeurological Surgery
    AddressDEI 5400
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089
    Phone+1 323 226 7421
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      Other Positions
      TitleCo Director, USC Spine Center


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      1. Pham MH, Tuchman A, Chen TC, Acosta FL, Hsieh PC, Liu J. Transpedicular Corpectomy and Cage Placement in the Treatment of Traumatic Lumbar Burst Fractures. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Oct; 30(8):360-366. PMID: 28937458.
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      2. Jakoi AM, Pannu G, D'Oro A, Buser Z, Pham MH, Patel NN, Hsieh PC, Liu J, Acosta FL, Hah R, Wang JC. The Clinical Correlations between Diabetes, Cigarette Smoking and Obesity on Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease of the Lumbar Spine. Asian Spine J. 2017 Jun; 11(3):337-347. PMID: 28670401.
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      3. Stone MA, Jakoi AM, Iorio JA, Pham MH, Patel NN, Hsieh PC, Liu J, Acosta FL, Hah R, Wang JC. Bisphosphonate's and Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone's Effect on Human Spinal Fusion: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Asian Spine J. 2017 Jun; 11(3):484-493. PMID: 28670418.
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      4. Bakhsheshian J, Mehta VA, Liu J. Current Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Global Spine J. 2017 Sep; 7(6):572-586. PMID: 28894688.
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      5. Grisdela P, Buser Z, D'Oro A, Paholpak P, Liu J, Wang JC. Trends analysis of surgical procedures for cervical degenerative disc disease and myelopathy in patients with tobacco use disorder. Eur Spine J. 2017 May 09. PMID: 28488093.
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      6. Heindel P, Tuchman A, Hsieh PC, Pham MH, D'Oro A, Patel NN, Jakoi AM, Hah R, Liu J, Buser Z, Wang JC. Reoperation Rates After Single-level Lumbar Discectomy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Apr 15; 42(8):E496-E501. PMID: 27548580.
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      7. Bakhsheshian J, Strickland BA, Patel NN, Jakoi AM, Minneti M, Zada G, Acosta FL, Hsieh PC, Wang JC, Liu J, Pham MH. The use of a novel perfusion-based cadaveric simulation model with cerebrospinal fluid reconstitution comparing dural repair techniques: a pilot study. Spine J. 2017 Sep; 17(9):1335-1341. PMID: 28412565.
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      8. Schoell K, Buser Z, Jakoi A, Pham M, Patel NN, Hsieh PC, Liu J, Wang JC. A response to a commentary by Dr. Daniel J. Cher. Spine J. 2017 Jan; 17(1):159. PMID: 27986244.
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      9. Pham MH, Tuchman A, Chen TC, Acosta FL, Hsieh PC, Liu J. Transpedicular Corpectomy and Cage Placement in the Treatment of Traumatic Lumbar Burst Fractures. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jul 14. PMID: 26301730.
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      10. Schoell K, Buser Z, Jakoi A, Pham M, Patel NN, Hsieh PC, Liu J, Wang JC. Postoperative complications in patients undergoing minimally invasive sacroiliac fusion. Spine J. 2016 Nov; 16(11):1324-1332. PMID: 27349627.
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      11. Drazin D, Nuño M, Patil CG, Yan K, Liu J, Acosta FL. Emergency room resource utilization by patients with low-back pain. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 May; 24(5):686-93. PMID: 26824585.
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      12. Pham MH, Mehta VA, Patel NN, Jakoi AM, Hsieh PC, Liu J, Wang JC, Acosta FL. Complications associated with the Dynesys dynamic stabilization system: a comprehensive review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jan; 40(1):E2. PMID: 26721576.
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      13. D'Oro A, Spoonamore MJ, Cohen JR, Acosta FL, Hsieh PC, Liu J, Chen TC, Buser Z, Wang JC. Effects of fusion and conservative treatment on disc degeneration and rates of subsequent surgery after thoracolumbar fracture. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar; 24(3):476-82. PMID: 26637065.
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      14. Bakhsheshian J, Khanna R, Choy W, Lawton CD, Nixon AT, Wong AP, Koski TR, Liu J, Song JK, Dahdaleh NS, Smith ZA, Fessler RG. Incidence of graft extrusion following minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Feb; 24:88-93. PMID: 26578209.
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      15. Metzger MF, Robinson ST, Svet MT, Liu J, Acosta FL. Biomechanical Analysis of the Proximal Adjacent Segment after Multilevel Instrumentation of the Thoracic Spine: Do Hooks Ease the Transition? Global Spine J. 2016 Jun; 6(4):335-43. PMID: 27190735; PMCID: PMC4868576.
      16. Macias BR, Liu J, Grande-Gutierrez N, Hargens AR. Intraocular and intracranial pressures during head-down tilt with lower body negative pressure. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015 Jan; 86(1):3-7. PMID: 25565526.
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      17. Hsieh PC, Liu J, Wang MY. Introduction: vertebral osteomyelitis and spinal epidural abscess. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Aug; 37(2):1 p preceding E1. PMID: 25081970.
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      18. Stadler JA, Wong AP, Graham RB, Liu J. Complications associated with posterior approaches in minimally invasive spine decompression. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2014 Apr; 25(2):233-45. PMID: 24703443.
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      19. Wong AP, Shih P, Smith TR, Slimack NP, Dahdaleh NS, Aoun SG, El Ahmadieh TY, Smith ZA, Scheer JK, Koski TR, Liu J, Fessler RG. Comparison of symptomatic cerebral spinal fluid leak between patients undergoing minimally invasive versus open lumbar foraminotomy, discectomy, or laminectomy. World Neurosurg. 2014 Mar-Apr; 81(3-4):634-40. PMID: 24239738.
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      20. Drazin D, Hanna G, Shweikeh F, Jeswani S, Lovely L, Sokolov R, Liu J. Varicella-Zoster-Mediated Radiculitis Reactivation following Cervical Spine Surgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2013; 2013:647486. PMID: 24251050; PMCID: PMC3819801.
      21. Acosta FL, Drazin D, Liu J. Supra-psoas shallow docking in lateral interbody fusion. Neurosurgery. 2013 Sep; 73(1 Suppl Operative):ons48-51; discussion ons52. PMID: 23361324.
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      22. Drazin D, Liu J, Acosta FL. CT navigated lateral interbody fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1438-41. PMID: 23931938.
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      23. Shirzadi A, Birch K, Drazin D, Liu J, Acosta F. Direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF) at the lumbosacral junction L5-S1. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jul; 19(7):1022-5. PMID: 22551586.
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      24. Slimack NP, Liu J, Koski T, McClendon J, O'Shaughnessy BA. Metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor to the thoracic and lumbar spine: first reported case and surgical treatment. Spine J. 2012 Jan; 12(1):e7-12. PMID: 22227175.
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      25. Moller DJ, Slimack NP, Acosta FL, Koski TR, Fessler RG, Liu J. Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion and transpsoas approach-related morbidity. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Oct; 31(4):E4. PMID: 21961867.
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      26. Drazin D, Shirzadi A, Rosner J, Eboli P, Safee M, Baron EM, Liu J, Acosta FL. Complications and outcomes after spinal deformity surgery in the elderly: review of the existing literature and future directions. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Oct; 31(4):E3. PMID: 21961866.
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      27. Cardoso MJ, Koski TR, Ganju A, Liu J. Approach-related complications after decompression for cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E12. PMID: 21361750.
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      28. Sugrue PA, McClendon J, Halpin RJ, Liu J, Koski TR, Ganju A. Surgical management of cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: natural history and the role of surgical decompression and stabilization. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E3. PMID: 21434819.
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      29. McClendon J, Sugrue PA, Ganju A, Koski TR, Liu J. Management of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the thoracic spine. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E16. PMID: 21361754.
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      30. Shih P, Halpin RJ, Ganju A, Liu J, Koski TR. Management of recurrent adult tethered cord syndrome. Neurosurg Focus. 2010 Jul; 29(1):E5. PMID: 20594003.
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      31. Taghva A, Li KW, Liu J, Gokaslan ZL, Hsieh PC. Minimally invasive circumferential spinal decompression and stabilization for symptomatic metastatic spine tumor: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 2010 Mar; 66(3):E620-2. PMID: 20173535.
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      32. O'Shaughnessy BA, Liu J, Hsieh PC, Koski TR, Ganju A, Ondra SL. Surgical treatment of fixed cervical kyphosis with myelopathy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Apr 01; 33(7):771-8. PMID: 18379404.
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      33. Hsieh PC, Koski TR, Sciubba DM, Moller DJ, O'Shaughnessy BA, Li KW, Gokaslan ZL, Ondra SL, Fessler RG, Liu J. Maximizing the potential of minimally invasive spine surgery in complex spinal disorders. Neurosurg Focus. 2008; 25(2):E19. PMID: 18673048.
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      34. Hsieh PC, Koski TR, O'Shaughnessy BA, Sugrue P, Salehi S, Ondra S, Liu J. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion in comparison with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: implications for the restoration of foraminal height, local disc angle, lumbar lordosis, and sagittal balance. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Oct; 7(4):379-86. PMID: 17933310.
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      35. O'Shaughnessy BA, Ondra SL, Ganju A, Said HK, Few JW, Liu J. Anterior thoracic spine reconstruction using a titanium mesh cage and pedicled rib flap. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Jul 15; 31(16):1820-7. PMID: 16845358.
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      36. Salehi SA, Tawk R, Ganju A, LaMarca F, Liu J, Ondra SL. Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: surgical technique and results in 24 patients. Neurosurgery. 2004 Feb; 54(2):368-74; discussion 374. PMID: 14744283.
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