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Andres Lozano OC, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FRSC, FCAHS

Andres M. Lozano OC, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FRSC, FCAHS

R.R. Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network; University Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Lozano is University Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and R.R. Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.

He is best known for his work in the field of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS).  His team has mapped out cortical and subcortical circuits in the human brain and has advanced novel treatments for Parkinson’s disease and for depression, dystonia, anorexia, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease.  His team has also been a leader in the development of MRgFUS for the treatment of essential tremor and other movement disorders.

Dr. Lozano has over 700 publications and serves on the boards of several international organizations.  He is the most highly cited neurosurgeon in the world according to Thompson Reuters.  He has trained over 70 international post-doctoral fellows.  He has received a number of honors including Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Sevilla, the Olivecrona Medal and Pioneer in Medicine Award, and the Dandy Medal, and has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, Order of Spain and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.


Dr. Lozano is a consultant to Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Insightec and Scientific Director at Functional Neuromodulation.