Mark E Linskey

Mark E. Linskey, MD


Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests

Brain and spine arteriovenous malformation, Cerebral aneurysm, Cranial nerve disorders, Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, Glossopharyngeal neuralgia, Hemifacial spasm, Metastatic brain tumors, Pituitary tumors, Skull base microsurgery

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  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
  • English
  • Spanish
Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineGeneral Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineNeurological Surgery
Ludwig Institute for Cancer ResearchNeuro-Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery — Department of Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Chair — Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, AANS/CNS
  • Editor and nominating committee member, Tumor Section — Congress of Neurological Surgeons University, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Western Regional Director — Medical Advisory Board, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association-the Facial Pain Association
  • Member — Board of Directors, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Chair and executive council member — Outcomes Committee of the Joint Tumor Section, AANS
  • Member — Washington Committee, AANS/CNS
  • Member — Joint Guidelines Committee, AANS
  • Member — Joint Cerebrovascular Section, AANS/CNS
  • Member — Editorial Board, Journal of Neuro-Oncology
  • Member — Society of Neuro-Oncology
  • Member — North American Skull Base Society
  • Member — Leksell Gamma Knife Society
  • Member — International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  • Member — Society of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member — Western Neurosurgical Society
  • Member — California Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member — American Medical Association (AMA) 
  • Member — Orange County Medical Association (OCMA)
Awards and Recognition
  • America's Top Doctors (Neurosurgery), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2006-2013
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (Brain tumor, gamma knife surgery, skull base surgery), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2013
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2006-2018
  • Nomination, 3rd Thomas Cesario Clinician of the Year Award, 2013, 2011
  • Nomination, 3rd Stanley van den Noort and Elliot Frohman Mentoring Award, 2013
  • Visiting Professor, Inova Health, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fall Church, VA, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2011 
  • Heroes with Heart Award, Trauma Intervention Program of Orange County, 2011
  • Stewardship Star, Health Affairs Advancement, UC Irvine, 2010
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of New Mexico, 2010
  • Honored Guest, New Mexico State Neurosurgical Society annual meeting, 2010
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Stanford University, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2008
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, UC Irvine School of Medicine Graduating Class, 2008
  • ARIISE Award, UC Irvine Medical Center, 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Loma Linda University, 2005
  • Five Star Spirit Award, University of Arkansas Medical Center, 2003
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UC Irvine, 2002
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Louisiana State University, 1998
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Illinois, 1998
  • Exchange Fellowship Award, National Cancer Institute/European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer, 1992 
  • William P. van Wagenen Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1993
  • Preuss Award for Brain Tumor Research, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 1992
  • Henry Bahnson Award for Basic Science Research, Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Surgeons, 1992
  • Clinician Research Award, Pittsburgh Neuroscience Society, 1992
  • Leadership Award, Class 174, Armed Forces Combat Casualty Care Course, 1992
  • Grant recipient, Competitive Medical Research Fund, Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1991
  • Scholarship prize, Acoustic Neuroma Association, 1989
  • First Runner-up, Oldendorf Award, American Society of Neuroimaging, 1989
More Information

Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Acoustic Tumors
  • Astrocytomas
  • Brachial Plexus Tumors
  • Brain Tumors
  • Brain Tumors, Metastatic
  • Brain Tumors, Primary
  • Brain Tumors, Radiotherapy
  • Brain Tumors, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Central Nervous System Lymphomas
  • Chondrosarcomas, Cranial
  • Chordomas, Cranial
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Dermoid Tumors, Cranial
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Tumor Surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Ependymomas
  • Epidermoid Tumors, Cranial
  • Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Germ Cell Tumors, Cranial
  • Germinoma, Cranial
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
  • Gliomas
  • Glomus Tumors
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Image-Guided Neurosurgery
  • Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Jugular Foramen Tumors
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuro-Oncology, Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Parasellar Tumors
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumor
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Adenomas
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Radiation for Brain Cancer
  • Radiosurgery
  • Schwannomas
  • Skull Base Microsurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spinal Tumor Resection
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Temporal Bone Tumors
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibular Schwannomas

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