Andrea Lora Kossler, MD

Andrea Lora Kossler, MD

Facial plastic surgeon, Surgical oncologist, Trauma surgeon, Head and neck surgical oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Melanoma specialist, Ophthalmologic oncologist, Cosmetic plastic surgeon, Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Ophthalmologic surgeon, Pediatric ophthalmologist, Minimally invasive surgeon, Plastic surgeon, Surgeon

Bio:   Andrea Lora Kossler, MD, is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine and 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 and has a special interest in aesthetic medicine and thyroid eye disease. Andrea has been in practice for over 8 years and treats adults and children with oculoplastic conditions. Dr. Kossler’s research interests include thyroid eye disease, orbital oncology, and neurostimulation for ocular surface disease.

Andrea is the Co-Director of the Thyroid Eye Disease Center at Stanford Hospital Center where she works together with a multidisciplinary team including an endocrinologist and radiation oncologist to provide patient centered care to patients diagnosed with thyroid eye disease. She is also the Director of the Stanford Aesthetic Eye Surgery Center where she specializes in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatments of the eyelids and face.

She 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 complete a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and served as a Clinic Instructor of Ophthalmology.

Outside of work Andrea enjoys time with her husband, two daughters and dog Roxy.
4.7 out of 5
281 Patient Ratings
70 Patient Comments

Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery

Ocular and Orbital Oncology

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

  • ASOPRS Research Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) (2015)
  • Best Ocular & Orbital Oncology Paper AAO Annual Conference, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) (2012)
  • Best Poster Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2014)
  • Frank G. Standaert Award, Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University (2006)
  • Kober Award, Georgetown School of Medicine (2006)
  • Marvin Quickert Thesis Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) (2013)
  • McCormick & Gabilan Research Award, Stanford School of Medicine (2016)
  • Milton Corn, MD Award, Georgeown School of Medicine (2005)
  • National Mentorship Award, Women In Ophthalmology (2017)
  • Top Notch Award, Department of Defense United States Navy (2014)
  • Valedictorian, summa cum laude, Georgetown School of Medicine (2006)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Director, Thyroid Eye Disease Center (2012 - Present)
  • Director, Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery & Orbital Oncology (2012 - Present)
  • Director, Oculoplastic Cosmetic Surgery & Treatments (2013 - Present)

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Friendliness

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Andrea Kossler is amazing! With great smiles, she walked me through what we were doing and what the accomplishment from doing the surgery would encompass. Very knowledgeable and willing to take the time to make sure I knew what was involved, and how the surgery would be performed.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Very awesome service! She seemed to be very knowledgeable but at the same time explained carefully about the treatment options. Very approachable and caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Andrea Kossler was my physician. She did an outstanding job! She is clearly a star in her field- she was particularly strong on the day of the surgery! Caring, thoughtful and understanding of what I might be feeling. I would and have highly recommend her! And I thought the whole surgery staff was excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Kossler is outstanding in every way, caring, and professional true experts very kind to me . I have complete confidence in her ability.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Kossler was quick and so concise. I was quite impressed with her.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Excellent GP!! I had several issues I needed assistance with and she handled all of them. Also initiated excellent referrals to gynecology, dermatology, the Eye Institute. Really good doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Kossler is outstanding!! She showed kindness, consideration and concern about my eye issue. Her bedside manner is amazing. She has been so kind to me and made me feel they could figure out what was wrong with my eye. Before surgery she dropped by to say hi to me and also my family. She is a very caring doctor and I would highly recommend her and Dr. Topping. Dr. Topping was the other doctor that helped with my issue and she is fantastic. Also very kind and extremely bright. Stanford has spoiled me and even though I live in Sacramento, I'll always want to come to Stanford if possible.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Doctor prescribed me a supplement to take but did not inform me. I was notified by the pharmacy. And then had to call the clinic for explanation.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr Kossler is an amazing doctor, very patient, understanding, kind, and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Kossler was wonderful - - Very caring & dedicated to her work. Extremely knowledgeable & very professional.

SHC Patient, May 2017

we love our doctor and wouldn't imagine seeing anyone else.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very good.

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4.7 out of 5
281 Patient Ratings
70 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Andrea Kossler is amazing! With great smiles, she walked me through what we were doing and what the accomplishment from doing the surgery would encompass. Very knowledgeable and willing to take the time to make sure I knew what was involved, and how the surgery would be performed.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Very awesome service! She seemed to be very knowledgeable but at the same time explained carefully about the treatment options. Very approachable and caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Andrea Kossler was my physician. She did an outstanding job! She is clearly a star in her field- she was particularly strong on the day of the surgery! Caring, thoughtful and understanding of what I might be feeling. I would and have highly recommend her! And I thought the whole surgery staff was excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Kossler is outstanding in every way, caring, and professional true experts very kind to me . I have complete confidence in her ability.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Kossler was quick and so concise. I was quite impressed with her.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Excellent GP!! I had several issues I needed assistance with and she handled all of them. Also initiated excellent referrals to gynecology, dermatology, the Eye Institute. Really good doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Kossler is outstanding!! She showed kindness, consideration and concern about my eye issue. Her bedside manner is amazing. She has been so kind to me and made me feel they could figure out what was wrong with my eye. Before surgery she dropped by to say hi to me and also my family. She is a very caring doctor and I would highly recommend her and Dr. Topping. Dr. Topping was the other doctor that helped with my issue and she is fantastic. Also very kind and extremely bright. Stanford has spoiled me and even though I live in Sacramento, I'll always want to come to Stanford if possible.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Doctor prescribed me a supplement to take but did not inform me. I was notified by the pharmacy. And then had to call the clinic for explanation.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr Kossler is an amazing doctor, very patient, understanding, kind, and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Kossler was wonderful - - Very caring & dedicated to her work. Extremely knowledgeable & very professional.

SHC Patient, May 2017

we love our doctor and wouldn't imagine seeing anyone else.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Not the most friendliest doctor, e.g. she did not say hi when she came into the surgery suite or even when she started working on me, however I can tell she is truly knowledgeable and an expert in her field and I have complete confidence in her as a doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr Kossler spent a long time with me explaining the possibilities for my diagnosis, and she even brought in another expert in the clinic to help get a second opinion. She was extremely patient and explained things at the perfect level for my understanding. She also followed up with me after when results were back.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

"5 stars."

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I must compliment Dr. Kossler. Her expertise, concern and manner is just incredible!! The best!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Koller was very patient, explained everything to me carefully and her bedside approach (particularly during surgery) was really great. Made for a very good visit. I felt very confident in her care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Kossler is outstanding. She provides clear information and instruction, listens well to questions, and provides thoughtful answers. At no time did I feel rushed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Kossler is very good, very concerned about the quality of care provided and highly competent. She is caring and tries to make the patient as comfortable a possible.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Kossler has been very kind to me. She explained everything thoroughly and I have complete confidence in her ability to diagnose my issue.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Explanation, information everything perfect.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Kossler was amazing. She showed concern and gave me complete confidence that she could figure out my eye issue.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Caring, competent, and professional - true experts.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

No comment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Compassionate doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr Kossler is outstanding in every way.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Kossler was simply outstanding. She expertly treated my challenging problem with ease.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

OK.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Kossler knows what she is doing. I feel very confident having her as my doctor

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I appreciate greatly Dr. Kossler's comprehensive diagnosis, surgery, and post-op advice in curing my eye lash problem.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Having Dr. Andrea Kossler was 5 stars to me & I felt 100% comfortable with her. My eye lid surgery/was tricky but I had a "pro" dr.!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Kossler is amazing. She is friendly, but doesn't waste our time. She knows what she is doing and I trust her for the best treatment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Doctor Andrea Kossler - is a very good doctor, caring, professional, knowledgeable. She is the best.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Taking care of patient (good) very good!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Kossler is incredible!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Very happy I made the 300 mile round trip for consult with Dr. Kossler. Friendly, informative and helpful. Thank you Dr. Kossler and staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

outstanding

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

We like the way Dr. Kossler is up front and honest, she doesn't try to sugar coat things and lead us on from appointment to appointment. She gave a clear picture of short term and long term treatment plan.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very thorough and returned when promised.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Kossler talked very fast and assumed we understood the terms she was using. She is a very good doctor but I felt like I had to ask a lot of questions to understand.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Kossler, Dr. Powers, and Dr.Tittler are amazing doctors! I would highly recommend them to others! Couldn't be more pleased with my experiences with them!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Kossler is outstanding! She, along with Dr. Powers and Dr. titled provided me with excellent care. They are knowledgeable, thorough and caring! They are excellent surgeons. I'm very pleased with my care! I would highly recommend them to others!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr Kossler is awesome! No complaints at all. She and her staff are amazing!!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Excellent care. Exceeded expectations.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Doctor didn't seem to believe when I told her about my allergies and that was allergic to epinephrine.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

she is a great doctor

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I would recommend Dr Kossler to anyone

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Excellent experience overall.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Exceeds all expectations.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Excellent doctor - knowledgeable, skill & bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

No bad experience.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Kossler treated me like a family member and her competence was stellar.

SHC Patient, May 2015

no complain

SHC Patient, May 2015

The physicians assistant was so nice to me. She made me feel at ease and very cared for there.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

The experience was all GOOD!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Great doc and very caring/concerned about my further treatment.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Only good experiences.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Kossler was very patient with my questions and never seemed to be in a hurry to leave the room.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Could not ask more from a doctor. Personable, professional, expertise & good explanations.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Doctor also excellent; left with feeling of confidence re: treatment.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

She was awesome! My prosthesis had been bothering me for months and within 2 days of the tops she prescribe, I was better. Yay!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

This was the best experience I have ever had going through surgery & being cared for. Dr. Andrea is kind, friendly, showed concern, and delivered exceptional results. Great doctor - great person.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Kossier is the best in all aspects of skill, treatment & how to conduct treatment with caution & to get the best results.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

We were overwhelmed with the professional means of Dr. Kossler.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Kossler is very patient and understandable - Explain so well the procedures will perform.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Good.