Andrea Lora Kossler, MD

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

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   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.
4.8 out of 5
175 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

Byers Eye Institute

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)

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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, 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.

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4.8 out of 5
175 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

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.