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

  • 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
  • Professor — Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck 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, 2006-2017
  • 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
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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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