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Members of the Society for Neuro-Oncology will be saddened to know that Andrew (Andy) T. Parsa, Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, passed away on the morning of April 13th, 2015.

Andy was remembered by Northwestern officials as a distinguished scholar and an extraordinarily talented surgeon.  Known for his research on brain tumor immunology, he published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, chapters and monographs in the past decade.

Andy joined Feinberg in 2013 after serving as a professor and vice chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, where he led an innovative approach to treating brain cancer by removing patients' tumors and creating individual vaccines from their malignant masses. In July, his team released results from the study's second phase, and his research is currently in its third-phase of clinical trials at Feinberg.

Andy completed his undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University. He pursued medical and graduate degrees at Downstate Medical Center, and later finished his neurosurgical training at Columbia University.

Andy strove for and achieved excellence in all his endeavors: as a neurosurgeon, researcher, educator, administrator, and, most importantly to him, as a husband to his wife, Charlotte, and father to his two daughters and one son. 

He was a long-time member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology and previously served on the Society’s Board of Directors. His passing is a tremendous loss to our community. He touched the lives of many, and will be sorely missed, both as a colleague and friend.

Many have asked for more information about gifts to the Parsa family for the education of their children. An anonymous donor has come forward who will match gifts up to a total of $200,000.

Below is the information received from the family to make a gift:

Juju, Michi and Issay Parsa
c/o Charlotte Shum
2726 North Mildred Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Memo: Parsa Children Education Fund

Wire Transfer:
Acct#: 222889728 (Charlotte Shum)
Routing #: 322271627 (Chase)
Memo: Parsa Children Education Fund