Dr. Linda Liau, chair of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been appointed chair of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She is the first woman to lead the organization in its 80-year history.
In her role, Liau chairs the board’s executive committee and presides over all meetings of the directors and board of directors. Her tenure will end on May 31, 2020.
The American Board of Neurological Surgery is responsible for certifying prospective practitioners of brain and spinal surgery in the United States. Board certification is a rigorous process that identifies physicians who merit the distinction of being called specialists. Since it was founded in 1940, the ABNS has certified 7,465 neurological surgeons in the United States.