Andrew Bollen, DVM, MD


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. 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. 2015 Jul; 25(4):441-53.
  3. 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.

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