Andrew Wensel, MD, Neurosurgery, Rochester, NY, Rochester General Hospital


Neurosurgery Rochester, NY

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Rochester Medical Center

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  • Dr. Andrew M. Wensel joined the University of Rochester Medical Center faculty in 2009 and serves as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery to provide comprehensive neurosurgical care. As a native of Rochester, Dr. Wensel returned after earning his MD in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. During his residency he selected a focus in skull base surgery, complex spine, and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Wensel is board certified in the United States. He is a member of several professional organizations (including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons) and is published on topics including treatment of aneurysms, as well as neurocritical care of intracerebral hemorrhage and stroke.

    Dr. Wensel specializes in spine surgery (including trauma, minimally invasive techniques for degenerative disease and tumor), functional neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and tremor) and has an active general neurosurgery practice.

Education & Training

  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2002 - 2009
  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterInternship, General Surgery, 2001 - 2002
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClass of 2001
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Case Western Reserve UniversityBA, Biology, Cum laude, 1993 - 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2004 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012
  • Concertmaster New Edinburgh Orchestra, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995-1996
  • Concertmaster Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Rochester NY, 1992-1993

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Treatment of cerebrovascular aneurysm with clips or coils.  
    Taylor CL, Wensel A, Selman WR, Ratcheson RA, Automedica, 20: 199-223


  • Minimal hair removal for neurosurgical cranial procedures.
    Wensel A, Alleyne CA, Congress of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting
  • Prediction of functional outcome following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage in adults: a proposed grading system.
    Rodrigue TC, Suarez JI, Zaidat O, Wensel A, Bambakidis N, Echeverri JC, Selman WR, American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference
  • The first recorded mean arterial blood pressure predicts death and neurological outcome in patients with non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage.
    Zaidat O, Suarez JI, Rodrigue TC, Bambakidis N, Wensel A, Echeverri JC, Selman WR, American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference
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  • Case presentations on complications of coiling of cerebral aneurysms. 
    Cerebral Endovascular Complications Conference
  • Gunshot Wounds. 
    Neurosurgery 101. URMC, Rochester, NY
  • In Vivo Imaging of Calcium Physiology of the Penumbra in Focal Stroke. 
    1st Annual Neurology / Neurosurgery Resident and Fellow Research Symposium. URMC, Rochester, NY
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