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Andrew B. Lassman, MD

Department of Neurology
Division of Neuro-oncology
Chief, Division of Neuro-Oncology
Co-Director, Brain Tumor Center
Associate Director for Clinical Trials, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Introduction:

Andrew B. Lassman, MD, is the John Harris Associate Professor of Neurology and the Chief of Neuro-oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Trials at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
His research and clinical efforts focus on improving the understanding and treatment of brain tumors. Specifically, his research interests focus on translational clinical trials for brain tumors with molecular correlative analyses to understand the reasons for treatment success or failure, and to refine treatment paradigms. Dr. Lassman has led retrospective studies, single institution prospective clinical trials, and multicenter prospective trials conducted nationally through the National Cancer Institute sponsored National Clinical Trials Network.
His contributions to the field of neuro-oncology has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Preuss Award in Neuro-Oncology from the American Academy of Neurology, the Boyer Clinical Research Award from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award from Voices Against Brain Cancer.
Dr. Lassman earned his BS and MS degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry as part of a combined 4-year program at Yale University, and went on to received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lassman subsequently completed his residency at the Neurological Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he then joined the faculty and served as fellowship director.

Board Certificates
Neurology
Areas of Expertise:
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Cancer Care
  • Brain & Spinal Tumors
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Stem Glioma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Carcinomatous meningitis
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Papilloma
  • Choroid Plexus Carcinoma
  • Ependymoma
  • Gliomas
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Leptomeningeal metastases
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Mixed Glioma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oligoastrocytoma
  • Second Opinion
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Tumors
Honors & Awards:

Neurology Resident Teaching Award, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Preuss Award in Neuro-Oncology, American Academy of Neurology

Boyer Clinical Research Award, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award, Voices Against Brain Cancer