Andrew W. Grande, MD, FRCS, FAANS


Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

My philosophy is to care for others as I would my mother, father, wife or child.  As such, I ask my patients to call me “Andy” as it is important for me to be on a first name bases with those who entrust their lives with me.  While neurosurgery is a world of unpredictable fates, the security I can provide is a commitment to all I care for to do my absolute best all the time.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Intracranial/extracranial stenosis
  • Moya Moya disease
  • Skull-base surgery
  • Stem cells and the treatment of stroke
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Ludwig-Maximilians University, Muenchen, Germany

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2019)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star" (2017, 2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2018, 2019)
  • Champions of Care Award Recipient, Fairview Foundation (2012)
  • William P Van Wagenen Fellow (2010)
  • Ellen and Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, Award for Clinical Research, (2009)
  • The University Hospital Health Alliance Doctor's Day Award (2006)


  • Member Benefit Development Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2013-present)
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Section of Cerebrovascular Neurological Surgery (2013-present)
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons - Neurosurgery Watch (2013-present)
  • AANS Caucus Member, Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (2010-present)
  • Board Member, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance (2013-present)

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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