Andres M. Lozano, MD, PhD, FAANS, FRCS(C), FRSC
ANDRES LOZANO was born in Sevilla, Spain. His family moved to Canada when he was at a young age and settled in Ottawa. He attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Ottawa. He joined the neurosurgical training programme at McGill University in 1984. While at McGill, he obtained a Ph.D. in Neurobiology for work on axonal regeneration in the central nervous system. Sparked by his interest in movement disorders, he obtained fellowship training in neurology with Professor David Marsden at Queens Square in London in 1988 and in functional neurosurgery with Professor Ronald Tasker in Toronto in 1990.
Dr. Lozano was appointed to the neurosurgical faculty at the University of Toronto in 1991 and became full Professor in 1999. He is currently Professor and RR Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery and holds a Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto.
Dr Lozano’s research is focused on understanding the cellular pathogenesis and developing novel treatments, for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, depression and dystonia. His work has appeared in over 300 peer-reviewed publications and he has been invited lecturer or visiting professor throughout the world. He has been president of both the American and the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He is also chair of the Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery section of the World Federation of Neurosurgery. Dr Lozano serves on the board and executive of several international organizations including The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research, the Dystonia Research Foundation and the Movement Disorder Society. He serves the international editorial board of several journals and is Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. He has received a number of awards including the Gold Medal of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Penfield Award, the Jonas Salk Award and the Order of Spain Award. He has had the privilege of training several extremely talented young neurosurgeons in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery who have gone on to become leaders in this field.
Andres and Marie are the proud parents of Alexander age 15 and Christopher age 13.
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