Andrew B. Lassman, MD

Neurology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Cancer Care
Office Phone: (212) 342-0571
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


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.

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

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Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]


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


Neurological Institute of New York

710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 342-0571

Fax: (212) 342-1246

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John Harris Associate Professor of Neurology

  • 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