Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Andras received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University. She then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Emory.
Following this, she completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and spinal deformity at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she stayed on as faculty.

Dr. Andras has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters. She is active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the Scoliosis Research Society. She also serves as the assistant fellowship director at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
 

Clinical Interests

Scoliosis (early onset, neuromuscular, idiopathic), kyphosis, muscular dystrophy, cervical spine, trauma)

Education

Medical School: 

Emory University School of Medicine

Internship: 

Emory University School of Medicine

Residency: 

Emory University School of Medicine

Fellowship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric and Spinal Deformity

Accomplishments

Certification: 

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society, Los Angeles Pediatric Society, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 

Awards: 

Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor 2018 
Super Doctors Southern California Rising Stars (2016, 2017, 2018) 
Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016) 

Publications: 

Harris LR, Andras LM , Sponseller P, Johnston C, Emans J, Skaggs DL, Growing Spine Study Group. Comparison of Percentile Weight Gain of Growth-Friendly Constructs in Early Onset Scoliosis. Spine Deformity, 2018 Jan;6(1):43-47.  

Broom AM, Andras LM , Barrett KK, Georgiadis AG, Flynn J, Tolo VT, Skaggs DL. Preventing Distal Junctional Kyphosis by Applying the Stable Sagittal Vertebra Concept to Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine Deformity, 2018 Jan;6(1):38-42.  

Nielsen N, Andras LM , Bonsu N, Goldstein RY, The effects of body mass index on malunion in pediatric femur fractures treated with flexible intramedullary nail fixation. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, 2017 Oct 1;11(5):393-397.  

Yang J, Skaggs DL, Chan P, Shah SA, Vitale MG, Neiss G, Feinberg N, Andras LM . Raising Mean Arterial Pressure Alone Restores 20% of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Losses. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Oct 18.  

Chan P, Andras LM, Sousa T, Joiner E, Choi PD, Tolo VT, Skaggs DL. Comparison of Ponte Osteotomies and Three Column Osteotomies in the Treatment of Congenital Spinal Deformity. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2017 Aug 2.

Research Interests: 

Scoliosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Trauma, Kyphosis, SCFE

Research Topics

Casting techniques for Early Onset Scoliosis
Magnetically lengthening growing rods
Psychosocial impact of Scoliosis
Minimizing Radiation in the Management of Scoliosis
Return to Activity after Scoliosis surgery
Optimizing Surgical Outcomes with Spinal Fusion
Treatment of Pediatric Trauma
Improving delay to diagnosis in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Blvd.
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Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-2142Office
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Children's Orthopaedic Center - Encino/Tarzana

18411 Clark St.
Suite #302
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: 818-788-2981Office
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CHLA Arcadia Outpatient Center

468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: 626-795-7177Office
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