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Andrea Lora Kossler

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Byers Eye Institute at Stanford 2452 Watson Ct MC 5353 Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel Work (650) 723-6995 Fax (650) 565-8297
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Administrative Contact
    Barbara Bartlett Administrative Associate Tel Work 650-724-9259
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview


Andrea Lora Kossler, MD, is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery and Orbital Oncology Service at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford. She specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the forehead, mid-face, and eyes with a special interest in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Kossler’s research interests include thyroid eye disease, orbital oncology, and neurostimulation of the lacrimal gland to treat dry eye disease.

Andrea earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine where she graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of her class. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida where she graduated with highest honors. She completed her internship in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and her residency in Ophthalmology at the number one ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She continued at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to finish her fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and served as a Clinic Instructor of Ophthalmology for two years.

Clinical Focus

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive & Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Orbital Oncology
  • Cosmetic Surgery & Treatments
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Mohs Reconstruction & Eyelid Surgery
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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Director, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2012 - present)
  • Director, Oculoplastic Cosmetic Surgery & Treatments (2013 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Marvin Quickert Thesis Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) (2013)
  • Best Ocular & Orbital Oncology Paper AAO Annual Conference, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) (2012)
  • Valedictorian, summa cum laude, Georgetown School of Medicine (2006)
  • Frank G. Standaert Award, Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University (2006)
  • Kober Award, Georgetown School of Medicine (2006)
  • Milton Corn, MD Award, Georgeown School of Medicine (2005)

Professional Education

Medical Education: Georgetown University DC (2006)
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (2012)
Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery & Orbital Oncology (2012)
Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute FL (2012)
Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute FL (2010)
Internship: Mount Sinai Med Ctr/ Miami Bch FL (2007)



Postdoctoral Advisees

Anna Gushchin

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Thyroid Eye Disease
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland
Lacrimal Gland Stimulation for the Treatment of Dry Eyes
Orbital Tumors
Floppy Eyelid Syndrome and Obstructive Sleep Apnea


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