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Andrew Bollen, D.V.M., M.D.

Director of the neuropathology clinic

Dr. Andrew Bollen specializes in neuropathology including CNS neoplasms and infections as well as muscle and nerve pathology. He is a member of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Bollen earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. He went on to do his residency in anatomic pathology at UCSF, where he also completed a fellowship in neuropathology and then joined the faculty. In addition, Bollen has a degree in veterinary medicine.

Clinics

California Center for Pituitary Disorders
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (866) 559-5543

Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

UC San Diego School of Medicine 1985

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 1990

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neuropathology 1990

Selected Research and Publications

  1. DeLance AR, Safaee M, Oh MC, Clark AJ, Kaur G, Sun MZ, Bollen AW, Phillips JJ, Parsa AT. Tuberculoma of the central nervous system. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1333-41.
  2. Vernau KM, Runstadler JA, Brown EA, Cameron JM, Huson HJ, Higgins RJ, Ackerley C, Sturges BK, Dickinson PJ, Puschner B, Giulivi C, Shelton GD, Robinson BH, DiMauro S, Bollen AW, Bannasch DL. Genome-wide association analysis identifies a mutation in the thiamine transporter 2 (SLC19A3) gene associated with Alaskan Husky encephalopathy. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e57195.
  3. Traslavina RP, Kent MS, Mohr FC, Dickinson PJ, Vernau KM, Bollen AW, Higgins RJ. Clear cell ependymoma in a dog. J Comp Pathol. 2013 Jul; 149(1):53-6.
  4. Lee HS, Daniels BH, Salas E, Bollen AW, Debnath J, Margeta M. Clinical utility of LC3 and p62 immunohistochemistry in diagnosis of drug-induced autophagic vacuolar myopathies: a case-control study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e36221.
  5. Guo Y, Saunders T, Su H, Kim H, Akkoc D, Saloner DA, Hetts SW, Hess C, Lawton MT, Bollen AW, Pourmohamad T, McCulloch CE, Tihan T, Young WL. Silent intralesional microhemorrhage as a risk factor for brain arteriovenous malformation rupture. Stroke. 2012 May; 43(5):1240-6.
  6. Murphy PA, Kim TN, Lu G, Bollen AW, Schaffer CB, Wang RA. Notch4 normalization reduces blood vessel size in arteriovenous malformations. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jan 18; 4(117):117ra8.
  7. Aramburo A, Willoughby RE, Bollen AW, Glaser CA, Hsieh CJ, Davis SL, Martin KW, Roy-Burman A. Failure of the Milwaukee protocol in a child with rabies. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Sep; 53(6):572-4.
  8. Su H, Kim H, Pawlikowska L, Kitamura H, Shen F, Cambier S, Markovics J, Lawton MT, Sidney S, Bollen AW, Kwok PY, Reichardt L, Young WL, Yang GY, Nishimura SL. Reduced expression of integrin alphavbeta8 is associated with brain arteriovenous malformation pathogenesis. Am J Pathol. 2010 Feb; 176(2):1018-27.
  9. Higgins RJ, Dickinson PJ, LeCouteur RA, Bollen AW, Wang H, Wang H, Corely LJ, Moore LM, Zang W, Fuller GN. Spontaneous canine gliomas: overexpression of EGFR, PDGFRalpha and IGFBP2 demonstrated by tissue microarray immunophenotyping. J Neurooncol. 2010 May; 98(1):49-55.
  10. Gericota B, Aleman M, Kozikowski TA, Pesavento P, Bollen AW, Madigan JE, Higgins RJ. A grade IV glioblastoma with an oligodendroglial component (GBM-O) in a horse. J Comp Pathol. 2010 May; 142(4):332-5.
  11. Murphy PA, Lu G, Shiah S, Bollen AW, Wang RA. Endothelial Notch signaling is upregulated in human brain arteriovenous malformations and a mouse model of the disease. Lab Invest. 2009 Sep; 89(9):971-82.
  12. Dickinson PJ, Surace EI, Cambell M, Higgins RJ, Leutenegger CM, Bollen AW, LeCouteur RA, Gutmann DH. Expression of the tumor suppressor genes NF2, 4.1B, and TSLC1 in canine meningiomas. Vet Pathol. 2009 Sep; 46(5):884-92.
  13. Schuster FL, Yagi S, Gavali S, Michelson D, Raghavan R, Blomquist I, Glastonbury C, Bollen AW, Scharnhorst D, Reed SL, Kuriyama S, Visvesvara GS, Glaser CA. Under the radar: balamuthia amebic encephalitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Apr 1; 48(7):879-87.
  14. Jun P, Hong C, Lal A, Wong JM, McDermott MW, Bollen AW, Plass C, Held WA, Smiraglia DJ, Costello JF. Epigenetic silencing of the kinase tumor suppressor WNK2 is tumor-type and tumor-grade specific. Neuro Oncol. 2009 Aug; 11(4):414-22.
  15. Yang I, Delpolyi A, Sughrue ME, Rubenstein J, Bollen AW, Parsa AT. Sarcoidosis of the pineal gland: an unusual presentation of neurosarcoidosis. J Neurooncol. 2009 Jan; 91(1):113-6.
  16. Westworth DR, Dickinson PJ, Vernau W, Johnson EG, Bollen AW, Kass PH, Sturges BK, Vernau KM, Lecouteur RA, Higgins RJ. Choroid plexus tumors in 56 dogs (1985-2007). J Vet Intern Med. 2008 Sep-Oct; 22(5):1157-65.
  17. Murphy PA, Lam MT, Wu X, Kim TN, Vartanian SM, Bollen AW, Carlson TR, Wang RA. Endothelial Notch4 signaling induces hallmarks of brain arteriovenous malformations in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 5; 105(31):10901-6.
  18. Chen Y, Zhu W, Bollen AW, Lawton MT, Barbaro NM, Dowd CF, Hashimoto T, Yang GY, Young WL. Evidence of inflammatory cell involvement in brain arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery. 2008 Jun; 62(6):1340-9; discussion 1349-50.
  19. Sturges BK, Dickinson PJ, Bollen AW, Koblik PD, Kass PH, Kortz GD, Vernau KM, Knipe MF, Lecouteur RA, Higgins RJ. Magnetic resonance imaging and histological classification of intracranial meningiomas in 112 dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2008 May-Jun; 22(3):586-95.
  20. Dickinson PJ, Sturges BK, Higgins RJ, Roberts BN, Leutenegger CM, Bollen AW, LeCouteur RA. Vascular endothelial growth factor mRNA expression and peritumoral edema in canine primary central nervous system tumors. Vet Pathol. 2008 Mar; 45(2):131-9.

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