Lauren Albert Sand, MD

Chief Resident, Department of Neurosurgery

Lauren Albert Sand

Contact Info

MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA

BA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Biology, Biological Basis of Behavior, and Economics)


Dr. Albert Sand earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, and her undergraduate degree in Biology, Biological Basis of Behavior and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Awards & Recognition

  • Louisiana State Medical Society Governing Councilman (2012-2014)
  • Louisiana Medical Political Action Committee Medical Student Representative on the Board of Governors (2012-2014)

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons


Research Summary/Interests

  • LSU School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, LA, Research Assistant, Cristel Malinski, MD. Helped Dr. Malinski design a retrospective study designed to evaluate trends in biopsy numbers and correct diagnoses prior to known pathology results as a function of residency training level or year, 02/2014 – 05/2014
  • LSU School of Medicine Department of Physiology, LA, Assistant, Lauri Byerley, PhD. Examined the antagonistic effects of walnuts on tumor growth and cachexia by measuring two pro-inflammatory cytokine levels across the tumor: tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin 6 (IL-6), 06/2012 – 08/2012.



  • Januszewski J, Albert LL, Dehdashti AR. Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Usefulness in Preoperative Planning and Management of Brainstem Lesions. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2015, July; Pub Status: Submitted for review.

Poster Presentations

  • Albert, L., Byerley, L. (2012). The role of walnuts’ high omega-3 fatty acid concentration in the reduction of MCA sarcoma’s pro-inflammatory cytokine production and in the slowing of tumor growth. Poster presented at: LSU Department of Physiology Research Day; New Orleans, LA