Physician’s Profile

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Andrew B. Lassman, MD

Department of Neurology
Division of Division of Neuro-oncology
Chief, Division of Neuro-Oncology
Co-Director, Brain Tumor Center

Andrew B. Lassman, MD, is the John Harris Associate Professor of Neurology and the Chief of Neuro-oncology at Columbia University. After earning BS and MS degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry as part of a combined 4-year program at Yale University, he 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 Medical Center, and fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he then joined the faculty and served as fellowship director.

In November 2011, Dr. Lassman became Chief of Neuro-Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center, and also serves as the Medical Director for the Clinical Protocol Data Management Office of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Lassman received 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. His clinical practice is limited to central nervous system tumors and metastases.

Board Certificates
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