Andrew Venteicher

Assistant Professor and Neurosurgical Director of the Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery


Dr. Andrew Venteicher 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 earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Mathematics, Biochemistry and Economics, as well as an MS in Chemistry. He attended Stanford for both his MD and PhD in Biophysics, trained at Harvard Medical School for his residency, and was selected for the prestigious cerebrovascular and cranial base fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • Society of Neuro-Oncology

Executive Assistant

Sally Sawyer
Administrative Phone: 612-624-6666 (hit 4 to get to the Academic Office)
Administrative Email:
Administrative Fax Number: 612-624-0644

Research Summary

On the research side, Dr. Venteicher is part of a new translational research initiative between the U's Medical School and the Masonic Cancer Center that is exploring the genomics of brain tumors. His laboratory focuses on using new molecular techniques to understand how and why brain tumors develop and resist chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Translational research efforts such as these are of particular importance to identify new treatment options for patients with these diseases. He will one of the first to move into the new multidisciplinary consortium located at the Masonic Cancer Center Discovery Labs in the Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower on campus.

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PhD, Stanford University
Major: Biophysics
MD, Stanford University
MS, University of Pennsylvania
Major: Chemistry
BA, University of Pennsylvania
Major: Mathematics, Biochemistry, Economics

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Cerebrovascular and cranial base neurosurgery, Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh
Residency, Residency
Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital
Postdoctoral fellowship, Fellowship
Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital