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Andrew B. Lassman, MD
John Harris Associate Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Neuro-Oncology
Brain Tumor Center


  • BS: Yale University
  • MS: Yale University
  • MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certification: Neurology

Office Location:
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Office Telephone: 212-342-0571

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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’s 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's 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 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.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Leptomeningeal metastases
  • Carcinomatous meningitis
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Stem Glioma
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research Trials
  • Meningioma
  • Spinal Tumors
Honors and 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

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