RR Tasker Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery University of Toronto and the Toronto Western Hospital
Andres Lozano is University Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and holds both the RR Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience.
He is best known for his work in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). His team has mapped out cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain and have advanced or pioneered applications of DBS for various disorders including Parkinson’s disease, depression, dystonia, anorexia, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Lozano has over 450 publications, serves on the board of several international organizations and is a founding member of the scientific advisory board of the Michael J Fox Foundation. He has received a number of awards including the Margolese National Brain Award, Olivecrona medal and the Pioneer in Medicine award, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and has received the Order of Spain.
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