Andrew T. Hale, PhD
Dr. Hale is a fourth year medical student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine applying to neurosurgery residency programs. He earned his PhD under the tutelage of John D. York, PhD, where he applied biochemical, molecular, structural, single-cell sequencing, mouse-model and genetic approaches to study the roles of a family of lithium-sensitive phosphatases in cell-signaling and disease. He is currently pursuing postdoctoral research in human genetics with mentor Eric R. Gamazon, PhD, at the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (UK). He is using mutli-omic approaches to understand the genetic basis of diseases encountered by neurosurgeons, including hydrocephalus, infectious disease, cerebral palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, cerebral aneurysm formation/rupture and epilepsy. Dr. Hale is also interested in clinical outcomes research, with a particular focus on machine-learning. His clinical interests include pediatric and cerebrovascular neurosurgery.