Doctor Biography: Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD

Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD

Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD
Co-Founder- Advanced Spine Surgery Center

Union, New Jersey


Atlantic Spine Center
475 Prospect Avenue, Suite 110
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 419-0200

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Advanced Orthopedics of South Florida - Lake Worth, Florida
Director: Merrill Reuter MD, PhD, FACS
Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 2005-2006


Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
St-Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Resident, Department of Anesthesia 1998-2001

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons St-Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Residency, Department of Surgery 1997-1998

Clinical Graduate

Friendship Hospital - Beijing, China
Clinical Graduate, Department of Thoracic Surgery, China Japan 1989-1990

Beijing Medical University - Beijing, China
Clinical Graduate & Resident 1985-1989

Medical School

Auburn University - Alabama
Degree: PhD in Biomedical Sciences 1993-1998
Degree: MS in Immunology 1991-1993

Beijing Medical University - China
Degree: MS of Surgery 1985-1989

Hubei Medical College - China
Degree: MD 1980-1985

State Liscensures

New Jersey, New York, Florida

Board Certifications

American Board of Pain Medicine - 2007

Hospital Affiliations

CentraState Medical Center - 2007-Present
Raritan Bay Medical Center - 2007-Present
St. Barnabas - Livingston, NJ

Professional Affiliations

International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery
International Intradiscal Therapy Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Spinal Foundations in England


Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgical Techniques: Subtitle: Inside-out or Outside-In? or Between? 22nd Annual International Intradiscal Therapy Society, Las Vegas, Nevada 2009

Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Open Spine Surgery Alternatives, the 3rd Annual Meeting of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Chinese Orthopedic Association, Chong Qing, China 2008

Anterior Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy under Epidurogram Guidance, Asian Pacific Spine Arthoplasty Society Meeting, Sanya, Hainan, China 2010

Anterior endoscopic cervical foraminoplasty: technique and preliminary experience in treating unilateral radiculopathy, 2nd World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques, Las Vegas, Nevada 2010


KX. Liu, et al, Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Procedure for Disc Herniations: A "Between" Technique, Surgical Technology International, Surg Technol Int. 2010;19:203-10.

KX. Liu, et al, Endoscopic Anterior Cervical Discectomy under Epidurogram Guidance, Surg Technol Int. 2010;20:373-8

YG. Zheng, KX. Liu, ED. Simmons, Cervical Internal Disc Disruption Syndrome, Role of Diagnostic Imaging, in Interventional Spine Care, editor: M. DePalma, Chapter 29, 2011, in press


Dr. Liu is a leader in endoscopic spinal surgery, which has bridged the gap between interventional pain management and traditional spinal surgery. He has substantial experience in this rapidly developing field, specializing in treatments for disc herniations, spinal stenosi, spondylolisthesis, failed neck or back surgeries and many other diseases and conditions in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. His reputation has attracted patients from all over the United States and the world.

Dr. Liu is certified by American Board of Pain Medicine. After fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Advanced Orthopedic of South Florida, Dr. Liu founded Atlantic Spinal Care, LLC, in Edison, New Jersey. His devotion to high-quality patient care and deep involvement in technology advancement has propelled Atlantic Spinal Care to the list of top centers for endoscopic laser spinal surgery in the America. Dr. Liu also cofounded the Advanced Spine Surgery Center, LLC, in New Jersey, which he strives to turn into a world-class innovative spinal surgery center.

Dr. Liu graduated from Hubei Medical College in China in 1985. He received four years of resident training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Beijing Medical University, the most prestigious medical school in China. He was awarded a Master of Surgery degree in 1989 from Beijing Medical University. He received an additional year of postgraduate training in thoracic surgery at the China-Japan Friendship hospital in Beijing. In 1990, Dr. Liu immigrated to the United States as a physician scientist to develop innovative therapies for human lung cancer at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He completed his master's and doctoral study focusing on breast cancer research and gene therapy in Auburn University, Alabama. After earning a PhD degree in Molecular Medicine from Auburn University, Dr. Liu developed a strong interest in pain medicine. He completed one year of clinical training in surgery and three years of training in anesthesia at New York's Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

As a renowned physician scientist, Dr. Liu is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences. In 1990, International Union Against Cancer, headquartered in Switzerland, bestowed an award to Dr. Liu in recognizing his outstanding medical research.

Dr. Liu is currently a member of International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), International Intradiscal Therapy Society (IITS), and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). He also serves as an international surgeon for the Spinal Foundations in England.

Dr. Liu is a father of three sons. He enjoys world history, culture, and politics. He is a fan of the NBA. Honesty and integrity are the essential values of his and his family's.

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