Ian F. Pollack, MD, FAANS
Dr. Pollack is chief of pediatric neurosurgery at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the A. Leland Albright professor of neurosurgery and vice chair for academic affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also professor of clinical and translational science and distinguished professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Pollack’s areas of interest include general pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neuro-oncology, craniofacial surgery, congenital spinal abnormalities and brain tumor clinical trials. He has published more than 370 papers in refereed journals, numerous book chapters and invited papers and has edited three books on childhood brain tumors. He has had continuous NIH funding since 1995, serving as a principal investigator on NIH grants focusing on novel therapies for brain tumors, brain tumor immunotherapy and evaluating molecular markers of tumor prognosis.