Andrew B. Lassman, MD

Expertise in: 
Brain & Spinal Tumors, Cancer Care, Neuro-Oncology
Board Certifications: 
Neurology
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Overview

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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Stem Glioma
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carcinomatous meningitis
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Carcinoma
  • Choroid Plexus Papilloma
  • Ependymoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Gliomas
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Leptomeningeal metastases
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Mixed Glioma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligoastrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Second Opinion
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Tumors

Academic Appointments

  • John Harris Associate Professor of Neurology

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Division of Neuro-Oncology
  • Co-Director, Brain Tumor Center
  • Associate Director for Clinical Trials, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

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  • Special Needs

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  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

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  • POS
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Health First

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  • Leaf (Exchange)
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  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
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  • HMO
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  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

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Local 1199

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MagnaCare (National)

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Multiplan

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MVP Health Care

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  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

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  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1998 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 Certifications

  • Neurology

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
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Research

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.

Research Interests

  • Brain and leptomeningeal metastases
  • Translational clinical trials for brain tumors

Clinical Trials

Multiple clinical trials for patients with brain tumors metastases