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Ian Pollack, MD, is co-director of the Brain Tumor Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and Walter Dandy Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Prior to joining the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1992, he was awarded the 1991 Van Wagenen Traveling Fellowship, which afforded him a year of subspecialty training in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the Neuro-Oncology Laboratory of the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and the Laboratory of Tumor Biology of the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
Dr. Pollack graduated magna cum laude from Emory University in 1980, where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1984, then completed a surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He also was a research fellow in neuropathology and neurobiology during some of that time. Pollack has published more than 250 papers in refereed journals, numerous book chapters and invited papers, and has edited two books on childhood brain tumors. He is co-editor of the recently published book Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery and an accompanying atlas Operative Techniques In Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is currently a principal investigator on numerous NIH grants focusing on novel therapies for brain tumors and evaluating molecular markers of tumor prognosis. Dr. Pollack was named vice chairman of academic affairs for the department in July of 2008. He has co-chaired the National Cancer Institute Brain Malignancy Steering Committee since 2010.
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Total Comments: 4
I was pleased with the care provided by the doctor.
Seems to be a good Dr but hard to tell for sure because he never stays long always seems to be in a hurry but is nice for the few minutes he's in the room
Always gets great care at Childrens Hospital w/Dr Pollack and his staff
When we found out our son had a Dermoid Cyst on his brain we were devastated. The staff at CHP was very knowledgeable and confident of a positive outcome. We had the best of care as usual. We are always well taken care of at CHP. All the doctors and nurses are wonderful!
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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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