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Andrea Scherer, MD, Neurosurgery, Orlando, FL, Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida


Neurosurgery Orlando, FL

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine

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  • Dr. Andrea Scherer is a neurosurgeon in Orlando, FL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Nemours Children's Hospital and Nemours Children's Hospital. She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and has been in practice 7 years. She also speaks multiple languages, including Japanese. She specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and is experienced in craniosynostosis, Chiari malformations, tethered spinal cord syndrome, disc disorders, spinal fusion, hydrocephalus, cavernous malformations, moyamoya disease, pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, and pediatric neurosurgery.

Education & Training

  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineFellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2016 - 2017
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2010 - 2016
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineClass of 2010

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2017 - 2025
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2016 - 2017
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 2016/2017 AANS/CNS Pediatric Section Research Grant 2016–2017
  • Goodman Scholarship
  • Nominated for Alpha Omega Alpha
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Persistent Double Dorsal Aorta Surrounding Large Neuroenteric Cyst  
    Christopher G.HurtadoMHSabTamarah J.WestmorelandMD, PhDbcPushpak K.PatelASRTaPeace C.MaduemeMDaAndrea G.SchererMDcAnna V.SedneyMDdJennifer S.NelsonMD, MSab, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 3/2022
  • Onyx Embolization of a Distal Middle Cerebral Artery Pseudoaneurysm in a 5-Week-Old: Case Report and Review of Current Treatment.  
    Yasmeen Elsawaf, Maryam Zeinomar, Andrea Scherer, Ravi H. Gandhi, Cureus (): e. doi:10.7759/cureus, 10/2020
  • Pediatric septal dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (sDNT): case-based update.  
    R. Ahluwalia, L. Miles, L. Hayes, and A. Scherer., Child’s Nervous System., 4/2020
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Most of the Time a Big Head is Just a Big Head: The Problem of Macrocephaly in Infancy.
    Andrea Scherer (presenter) . Rohde, Jessica F., Campbell, Jeffrey, Barbera, Julie, Taylor, Elena, Ramachandra, Ashok, Gegg, Christopher, Scherer, Andrea, Piatt, Joseph, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons Virtual Meeting, Virtual, Orlando, FL, 8/26/2021
  • Surgical Decision Making in Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries.
    Christopher Gegg and Andrea Scherer., AANS, San Diego, CA, 4/2019
  • Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Children Undergoing Elective Neurosurgical Procedures: A Prospective Study Based on Doppler Ultrasound.
    Scherer AS, Shaikh K, White IK, Smith J, Ackerman L, Boaz J, Fulkerson DH., Pediatric Neurosurgery Section Meeting in Seattle, 12/2015
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Authored Content

  • Prognostic Indicators and Treatment Strategies for Diffuse Midline Glioma: A Systematic Review. . Fiorino, Michael, Kostick, Nathan, Baughn, Caroline, Bolufer, Alexander, Iwai Takuma, Alkassis, Fariz, Scherer, Andrea.January 2022

Press Mentions

  • Andrea Scherer MD Awarded Pediatric Research Grant
    Andrea Scherer MD Awarded Pediatric Research GrantOctober 21st, 2016

Grant Support

  • TRPV4 Antagonists for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus.2016/2017 AANS/CNS Pediatric Section Research Grant2016–2017


  • Member representing Neurosurgery, Surgical Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (SPIPS) 2018 - Present

Research History

  • Neurogenesis following traumatic brain injury in the hippocampus.2009 - 2009
  • TRPV4 Antagonists for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Japanese

Hospital Affiliations