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


Dr. Andrew Bollen specializes in neuropathology, including central nervous system tumors 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.

Bollen is a professor of clinical neuropathology at UCSF School of Medicine.

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UC San Diego School of Medicine 1985


UCSF Medical Center, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 1990


UCSF Medical Center, Neuropathology 1990

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Breshears JD, Ivan ME, Cotter JA, Bollen AW, Theodosopoulos PV, Berger MS. Primary glioblastoma of the trigeminal nerve root entry zone: case report. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jan; 122(1):78-81.
  2. Malik R, Lewis A, Cree BA, Ratelade J, Rossi A, Verkman AS, Bollen AW, Ralph JW. Transient hyperckemia in the setting of neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Muscle Nerve. 2014 Nov; 50(5):859-62.
  3. Casey KM, Bollen AW, Winger KM, Vernau KM, Dickinson PJ, Higgins RJ, Sisó S. Bilaterally symmetric focal cortical dysplasia in a golden retriever dog. J Comp Pathol. 2014 Nov; 151(4):375-9.
  4. Schoenfeld A, Haas-Kogan DA, Molinaro A, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Gupta N, Mueller S. Pure germinomas of the central nervous system: treatment strategies and outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2014 Dec; 120(3):643-9.
  5. Vernau K, Napoli E, Wong S, Ross-Inta C, Cameron J, Bannasch D, Bollen A, Dickinson P, Giulivi C. Thiamine Deficiency-Mediated Brain Mitochondrial Pathology in Alaskan Huskies with Mutation in SLC19A3.1. Brain Pathol. 2014 Aug 13.
  6. Johnson BE, Mazor T, Hong C, Barnes M, Aihara K, McLean CY, Fouse SD, Yamamoto S, Ueda H, Tatsuno K, Asthana S, Jalbert LE, Nelson SJ, Bollen AW, Gustafson WC, Charron E, Weiss WA, Smirnov IV, Song JS, Olshen AB, Cha S, Zhao Y, Moore RA, Mungall AJ, Jones SJ, Hirst M, Marra MA, Saito N, Aburatani H, Mukasa A, Berger MS, Chang SM, Taylor BS, Costello JF. Mutational analysis reveals the origin and therapy-driven evolution of recurrent glioma. Science. 2014 Jan 10; 343(6167):189-93.
  7. Davies JM, Robinson AE, Cowdrey C, Mummaneni PV, Ducker GS, Shokat KM, Bollen A, Hann B, Phillips JJ. Generation of a patient-derived chordoma xenograft and characterization of the phosphoproteome in a recurrent chordoma. J Neurosurg. 2014 Feb; 120(2):331-6.
  8. Giannitti F, Higgins RJ, Pesavento PA, Cruz FD, Clifford DL, Piazza M, Struckhoff AP, Valle LD, Bollen AW, Puschner B, Kerr E, Gelberg H, Mete A, McGraw S, Woods LW. Temporal and Geographic Clustering of Polyomavirus-Associated Olfactory Tumors in 10 Free-Ranging Raccoons (Procyon lotor). Vet Pathol. 2014 Jul; 51(4):832-45.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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