Dr. Andrew Venteicher is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He specializes in minimally invasive, endoscopic endonasal, and traditional open microsurgical approaches to cranial base tumors and cerebrovascular diseases. He is the neurosurgical director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery, which focuses on diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for patients with tumors along the base of the brain, pituitary gland, and brainstem. Dr. Venteicher's research interests focus on understanding how and why brain tumors develop and resist chemotherapy and radiation treatment. To address this question, his laboratory utilizes a variety of emerging genomics technologies, single cell approaches, protein biochemistry, and new technique development. Some of Dr. Venteicher’s current research focuses on moving beyond single cell approaches and using proteomics to understand the role of genes in regulating stem cell phenotypes.
Dr. Venteicher earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Mathematics, Biochemistry and Economics, as well as an M.S. in Chemistry. He attended Stanford for both his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics, trained at Harvard Medical School for his residency, and completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular and cranial base neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh.