UC Irvine Health neurosurgeon Dr. Li-Mei Lin, who specializes in cerebrovascular disease, neurological oncology, brain and spine tumors.

Li-Mei Lin
, MD


Neurological Surgery, Endovascular Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Brain aneurysms, Brain cavernous malformations, Brain tumors, Brain and spine arteriovenous malformation, Brain and spine arteriovenous fistula, Carotid stenosis and carotid stenting, Endoscopic skull base surgery, Neurointerventional surgery

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineMD
Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineGeneral Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineNeurological Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineEndovascular Neurosurgery
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Clinical Professor — Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Director — Cerebrovascular and Neuroendovascular Research, Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Member — Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Member — American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Member — Joint Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS/CNS
  • Member — Joint Tumor Section of the AANS/CNS
  • Member — Society for Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS) 
  • Member — European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT)
More Information

Dr. Li-Mei Lin is a fellowship-trained UC Irvine Health neurosurgeon who specializes in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, neuro-interventional surgery and endoscopic neurosurgery.

Lin’s practice focuses on surgical and endovascular treatments of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), cavernous malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) of the brain and spinal cord. She also has expertise in pre-operative embolization of brain and spinal tumors, as well as endoscopic resection of brain tumors.

Lin’s skills in both open skull surgery and minimally invasive endovascular techniques allow her to take a comprehensive approach to treating her patients with cerebrovascular conditions. She is able to weigh the risks and benefits of all available options and recommend the best treatment modality tailored to each patient. She also specializes treating cerebral aneurysms with in a new endovascular technique using the Pipeline™ Embolization Device (PED), and she has actively participated in more than 200 cases.

As director of cerebrovascular and neuroendovascular research at the UC Irvine School of Medicine's Department of Neurological Surgery, Lin’s goal is to improve and develop novel endovascular devices and techniques to help UC Irvine Health patients with cerebrovascular disorders. She is the lead author of several publications.


UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-6966
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Pacific Coast Neurosurgery
Pacific Medical Plaza
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 240
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Neurological Associates of Irvine
24411 Health Center Drive, Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 714-456-6966
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