Andrea Lora Kossler

Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmologic oncologist, Ophthalmologic surgeon, Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Pediatric ophthalmologist

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center
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.

Byers Eye Institute

  • 2452 Watson Court
  • Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Phone: 650-723-6995
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Professional Education

Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Ophthalmic Reconstructive and Facial Plastic Surgery (2014)

Board Certification: Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (2012)

Medical Education: Georgetown University (2006) DC

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 (2012) FL

Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (2010) FL

Internship: Mount Sinai Med Ctr/ Miami Bch (2007) FL

Honors & Awards

Top Notch Award, Department of Defense United States Navy (2014)

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)

Administrative Appointments

Co-Director, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2012 - Present)

Director, Oculoplastic Cosmetic Surgery & Treatments (2013 - Present)

Clinical Trials

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Author reply.
Tse, D. T., Kossler, A. L., Feuer, W. J., & Benedetto, P. W. (2014). Author reply. Ophthalmology, 121(1), e8-e10.

Long-Term Outcomes of Neoadjuvant Intra-arterial Cytoreductive Chemotherapy for Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.
Tse, D. T., Kossler, A. L., Feuer, W. J., & Benedetto, P. W. (2013). Long-Term Outcomes of Neoadjuvant Intra-arterial Cytoreductive Chemotherapy for Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Ophthalmology.

Hordeolum, Chalazion and Blepharitis
Kossler, A., & Banta, J. (2012). Hordeolum, Chalazion and Blepharitis . (T. M. Buttaro, J. Trybulski, P. P. Bailey & J. Sandberg-Cook, Eds.)Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice. Mosby.

Dacryocystitis and Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
Kossler, K. L., & Banta, J. (2012). Dacryocystitis and Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction . (T. M. Buttaro, P. P. Bailey, J. Trybulski & J. Sandberg-Cook, Eds.)Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice. Mosby.

Pediatric Cataract
Cremers, S., Lora-Kossler, A., & Azar, N. (2009). Pediatric Cataract. (P. S. Hersh, B. Zagelbaum & S. Cremers, Eds.)Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures. Thieme.

Time Domain versus Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Angioid Streaks
Lora-Kossler, A. (2008). Time Domain versus Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Angioid Streaks. Ophthalmology Web.

Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Intraocular and Intraorbital Invasion
Lora-Kossler, A., & Johnson, T. (2008). Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Intraocular and Intraorbital Invasion. Ophthalmology Times.

Systemic Multiple Myeloma with Secondary Orbital Plasmacytoma
Andrea, L.-K. (2008). Systemic Multiple Myeloma with Secondary Orbital Plasmacytoma. Ophthalmology Times .

Global Rating Assessment of Skills in Intraocular Surgery (GRASIS)
Cremers, S. L., Lora, A. N., & Ferrufino-Ponce, Z. K. (2005). Global Rating Assessment of Skills in Intraocular Surgery (GRASIS). OPHTHALMOLOGY, 112(10), 1655-1660.

Impact of Depressive Illness on Emergency Department Recidivism: A New Approach to the “Frequent Flyer”
Lora-Kossler, A., Simpsom, M., Freed, M., & Milzman, D. (2004). Impact of Depressive Illness on Emergency Department Recidivism: A New Approach to the “Frequent Flyer” . Annals of Emergency Medicine, 23 (44.4).

Effects of monocular viewing and eye dominance on spatial attention
Roth, H. L., Lora, A. N., & Heilman, K. M. (2002). Effects of monocular viewing and eye dominance on spatial attention. BRAIN, 125, 2023-2035.