Spectrum News 1 Anchor Giselle Fernandez and LA Stories spent time with internationally renowned brain surgeon Dr. Linda Liau at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Liau grew up near Los Angeles' inner city and today, she’s recognized for developing and refining innovative treatments to tackle glioblastoma, the most aggressive and lethal type of brain tumor.
Her innovative medical procedures are saving the lives of patients previously given no hope who come to her from all over the world for care. She shares with Giselle what drives her devotion to change the odds and save as many lives as possible, proving that what seems impossible is possible.
Dr. Liau knows first-hand the pain of this diagnosis. She lost her own mother to breast and brain cancer.
Liau is also the chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In a field dominated by men, she is only the second woman in the United States to chair an academic department of neurosurgery.