Andrew Sas, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Division of Headache and Concussion

Biomedical Research Tower
460 West N 12th Ave

Research Interests

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Inflammation
  • Immune-mediated axon regeneration
  • Concussion
  • Neuroimmunology

Research Background

I have two fields of research focus, both lab-based. One is translational research focusing on developing immunotherapies to modulate the immune response after traumatic central nervous system injuries to promote axon regeneration and recovery. I have a laboratory in the Biomedical Research Tower dedicated to this work, have published journal papers and given invited presentations at national conferences on immune modulation after traumatic neuron injury.

In 2020, I published in Nature Immunology my research on a novel immune cell that stimulates axon regeneration after traumatic injury. This work was recognized by the scientific community with an accompanying editorial, and was featured in a number of neurological journals for its impact in the immunology field.

I also have expertise in treating concussion and its complications. In the clinic, I'm part of a research team that focuses on the pathophysiology of concussion and optimizing recovery for patients so that they can return to their lives prior to the injury. I have published multiple papers on concussion and given invited presentations at national conferences in the area of concussion pathophysiology and recovery.

I am funded by the NIH/NEI K08EY029362.

I regularly serve as a reviewer for peer-reviewed international journals, have led sessions on inflammation in the brain at research conferences, am a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association and have served as an ad hoc reviewer for the U.S. Department of Defense grant committee.

I joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Neurology in 2019.

Education and Training

  • MD: Medical University of South Carolina
  • PhD: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency: Neurology, University of Michigan
  • Fellowship: Traumatic Brain Injury and Sports Neurology, University of Michigan

NIH Bibliography