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Dr. Andres Lozano, neurosurgeon at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and R.R. Tasker Chair in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at UHN, is the first neurosurgeon to be appointed as a University of Toronto University Professor. (Photo: UHN)​​

Dr. Andres Lozano has been appointed as a 2014 University Professor at the University of Toronto. He is the first neurosurgeon to receive this prestigious appointment, which recognizes U of T's most outstanding scholars.

Lozano is a world leader in functional neurosurgery, renowned for his pioneering work in the mapping of new brain areas and circuits underlying neurological and psychiatric diseases, and the translation of these discoveries into the clinical application of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, treatment-resistant depression and Alzheimer's disease.

Lozano is recognized for his pace-setting creativity and innovation in developing new surgical treatments for patients whose disorders have no adequate alternatives for therapy. His team is widely recognized for conducting the first ever trials of deep brain stimulation for depression, anorexia and Alzheimer's disease. His research has led to new surgical interventions for Parkinson's disease (PPN stimulation), dystonia, Huntington's disease, depression (area 25 stimulation) Anorexia and Alzheimer's disease (fornix stimulation).

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Professor Trevor Young named new dean of Faculty of Medicine


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The University of Toronto has appointed Professor Trevor Young, chair of U of T's Department of Psychiatry, to dean of Faculty of Medicine for a five-year term. (Photo: U of T News)

Professor Trevor Young, chair of U of T's Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed dean of Faculty of Medicine for a five-year term effective January 1, 2015.

Young will also serve as the University's vice-provost, relations with health care instit​utions for a concurrent term. He succeeds Professor Catharine Whiteside who has led the Faculty since 2005.

"I am honoured and excited to accept this position as the head of the country's most prestigious school of medicine," said Young. "I hope to guide the faculty as we continue to strengthen existing partnerships and forge new ones throughout the health care industry."

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