Assistant Professor  |  Neuropathology Residency Training Program Director

Andrew Gao

Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology


Toronto General Hospital: University Health Network (UHN)
200 Elizabeth St., Pathology, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2C4
Research Interests
Brain & Neuroscience, Cancer
Clinical Interests
Pathology: Neuropathology
Appointment Status
Accepting medical students for shadowing

Not currently accepting new graduate students.

Dr. Gao is a staff neuropathologist at University Health Network. He earned his MD at the University of Toronto and completed residency training in neuropathology at the same institution. During his residency, he completed an MSc in neurodegenerative neuropathology and was awarded a PARO Resident Teaching Award for outstanding leadership and dedication to medical education.

Research Synopsis

My academic interests include neuropathology of neuromuscular, neurodegenerative, and neoplastic diseases, medical education, and digital pathology.

Recent Publications

Voisin MR, Ovenden C, Tsang DS, Gupta AA, Huang A, Gao AF, Diamandis P, Almeida JP, Gentili F. Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Sellar Tumor in an Adult with a Familial History of a Germline SMARCB1 Mutation: Case Report and Review of the Literature. World Neurosurg. 2019;127:336-345.

Gao AF, Vinik O, Munoz DG. A 45-Year-Old Woman with Rash and Severe Weakness. Brain Pathol. 201;29(2):303-304.

Gao AF, Munoz DG. Update on the molecular pathology of diffuse gliomas. Can J Pathol 2018;10:48-56.

Gao AF, Saleh PS, Kassardjian CD, Vinik O, Munoz DG. Brachio-cervical inflammatory myopathy: case report and review of the literature. Neurol: Neuroimmunol and Neuroinflamm 2018;5:e410.

Gao AF, Faust-Socher A, Del Bigio M, Lang AE, Munoz DM. Progressive ataxia and palatal tremor: 2 cases of a novel tauopathy. Movement Disord 2017;32:1465-1473.

Yoon JY, Gao A, Das S, Munoz DG. Epidemiology and clinical characteristics in the elderly: an update. J Clin Neurosci 2017;43:264-266.

Visanji NP, Marras C, Kern DS, AlDakheel A, Gao AF, Liu LWC, Lang AE, Hazrati LN. Colonic alpha synuclein: not a diagnostic biomarker for Parkinson’s disease. Neurology 2015;84:609-16.