Andrew E. Sloan, MD, FAANS, FACS, is a board certified neurosurgeon, physician-scientist, and educator at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and UH Seidman Cancer Center. He is Director of the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at UH Seidman Cancer Center and the Neurological Institute. He serves as Professor and Vice-Chair of Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, with joint appointments in Pathology and the Center for Translational Neuroscience. He holds the Peter D. Cristal Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery at UH.
Dr. Sloan joined UH, Case Western Reserve, and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2007. Prior to coming to Cleveland, he was on faculty at the University of South Florida H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla., as well as Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Mich.
After graduating Yale University with a degree in biology (magna cum laude) and receiving his MD from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sloan served his internship in general surgery and neurosurgical residency at UCLA followed by a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
His clinical and research interest focus on the biology and treatment of tumors of the brain and spine.
He has been recognized by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” since 2003, and as one of the “Top Surgeons in America” since 2007. In 2014, he was elected President of the Ohio State Neurosurgical Society (OSNS).
His research on glioma vaccines and glioma stem cells has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Ohio Third Frontier organization, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and other national organizations, and he is currently helping to develop a new generation of neurosurgical simulators.
He has authored more than 135 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous editorials, reviews and book chapters, made more than 525 invited presentations, and holds four patents and investigational new drug (IND) applications.
He serves on the editorial board of several neurosurgical and scientific journals and is active in national surgical organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS) and American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG). He appears regularly on national news broadcasts as a brain cancer expert.
American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery
Education & Training
1985, Yale University
Medical / Professional School(s)
1990, Harvard Medical School
1991, General Surgery - UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
1997, Neurological Surgery - UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center
1998, Neurosurgical Oncology - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Tumor Vaccines (Immunotherapy), Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery, Gliomas, Malignant Brain Tumors, Benign Brain Tumors, Spinal Oncology, Meningioma, Immunotherapy, Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy
UH Case Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
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As of December 31, 2015, Andrew Sloan, MD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:
Surgical Theater - Ownership