Education : Current Fellows

Andrew Fanous, M.D.


Started in 07/2017
Graduate in 06/2018

Dr. Andrew Fanous is a native of Alexandria, Egypt. He graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College, where he completed his undergraduate studies in molecular biology, biochemistry and German literature with highest departmental honors. At that time, he investigated gene expression changes during neural progenitor cell differentiation at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Germany. He also received a fellowship grant at the Freie Universit├Ąt for his work on the purification of a novel protein involved in pain transmission within the spinal cord. In 2011, Dr. Fanous completed his Medical Doctorate with a major in surgery from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He was the recipient of the 2008 College of Medicine Research Fellowship Grant for his work on reactive gliosis in mice following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Dr. Fanous completed his residency in neurological surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2017. During his residency, he was the recipient of multiple accolades, including the award for best research project from the New York State Neurosurgical Society, the community service award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Louis A. & Ruth Siegel Award for excellence in teaching and the graduate medical education quality improvement award. Dr. Fanous is also member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Fanous’ clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal tumors. He is fluent in 7 different languages.