Dr. Andres Lozano is professor and chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and holds the Tasker Chair in Functional Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience.
He is best known for his work in the field of deep brain stimulation (DBS). His team has mapped out cortical and subcortical circuits in the human brain and pioneered applications of DBS beyond Parkinson’s disease for depression, dystonia, anorexia, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Lozano has over 600 publications and serves on the board of several international organizations. He is the most cited neurosurgeon in the world according to Thompson Reuters. He has received a number of honors including the Olivecrona Medal and Pioneer in Medicine Award and has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, Order of Spain and Order of Canada.