Andrew F. Teich, MD, PhD

Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology, Pathology - Anatomic
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Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in Neurology)

Administrative Titles

  • Director of the New York Brain Bank

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

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  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neuropathology
  • Anatomic Pathology

Honors & Awards

2016 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, NIH-NIA

2014 Margaret M. Cahn Research Award, Alzheimer’s Association

2011 Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholar Award, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholar Foundation/Columbia University


Our laboratory uses human brain tissue specimens and human cell-derived model systems to study the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and identify viable therapeutic targets.  I am also the Director of the New York Brain Bank, and we are using tissue specimens from this repository to better understand the heterogeneity of AD pathology and how this may impact clinical presentation.  We use a broad range of computational and molecular techniques, and collaborate extensively with other PIs at CUIMC.

Selected Publications

  1. Huang, W., A.M. Bartosch, H. Xiao, X. Flowers, S. Leskinen, Z. Tomljanovic, G. Iodice, D. Boyett, E. Spinazzi, V. Menon, R.A. McGovern, G.M. McKhann, and A.F. Teich, An Immune Response characterizes early Alzheimer’s disease pathology and subjective cognitive impairment in hydrocephalus biopsies. Nature Communications, 2021 Sep 27;12(1):5659. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25902-y.
  2. Olah, M., V. Menon, N. Habib, M.F. Taga, Y. Ma, C.J. Yung, M. Cimpean, A. Khairallah, G. Coronas-Samano, R. Sankowski, D. Grun, A.A. Kroshilina, D. Dionne, R.A. Sarkis, G.R. Cosgrove, J. Helgager, J.A. Golden, P.B. Pennell, M. Prinz, J.P.G. Vonsattel, A.F. Teich, J.A. Schneider, D.A. Bennett, A. Regev, W. Elyaman, E.M. Bradshaw, and P.L. De Jager, Single cell RNA sequencing of human microglia uncovers a subset associated with Alzheimer's disease. Nature Communications, 2020 Nov 30;11(1):6129 doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19737-2.
  3. Zeljko Tomljanovic, Mitesh Patel, William Shin, Andrea Califano, Andrew F. Teich. ZCCHC17 is a master regulator of synaptic gene expression in Alzheimer's Disease. Bioinformatics, 2018 Feb 1;34(3):367-371.
  4. A. F. Teich, Sakurai M., Patel M., Holman C., Saeed F., Fiorito J., Arancio O. PDE5 Exists in Human Neurons and is a Viable Therapeutic Target for Neurologic Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 2016 9;52(1): 295-302.
  5. Teich AF, Patel M, Arancio O. A Reliable Way to Detect Endogenous Murine β-Amyloid. PLoSOne. (2013) 8(2):e55647.