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Andrea (Lora) Kossler, MD, Ophthalmology, Palo Alto, CA, Stanford Health Care


Ophthalmology Palo Alto, CA

Oculo-Plastic & Orbital Reconstructive Surgery

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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  • 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.

Education & Training

  • University of Miami Hospital & Clinic
    University of Miami Hospital & ClinicFellowship, Ophthalmic Reconstructive, Facial Plastic Surgery & Orbital Oncology, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
    University of Miami School of MedicineResidency, Ophthalmology, 2007 - 2010
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida
    Mount Sinai Medical Center of FloridaInternship, Internal Medicine, 2006 - 2007
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Georgetown University School of MedicineClass of 2006

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2012 - 2023
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2010 - 2014
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Annual AAO Conference: Best Ocular & Orbital Oncology Paper AAO- American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Marvin Quickert Thesis Award ASOPRS- American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Valedictorian & Summa Cum Laude Georgetown University School of Medicine

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Bilateral Atypical Eyelid Lesions in a 50-Year-Old Woman  
    Emily S Charlson, Andrea L Kossler, JAMA Ophthalmology

Authored Content

  • Vibrating Device Relieves Pain at Anesthesia Injection SitesJanuary 2020

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

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