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Andrea Kussman, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. She is faculty in the Department of Orthopaedics, where she specializes in the non-surgical treatment of orthopedic injuries, management of medical issues in athletes, and Primary Care. Dr. Kussman earned her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed her Family Medicine Residency at UCLA. After residency she was selected to be the Chief Resident at UCLA. Dr. Kussman then completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship at UCLA, where she served as a Team Physician for UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics and for Santa Monica High School. Dr. Kussman cares for Stanford University athletes at the Lacob Family Sports Medicine Clinic in the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, and is the Head Team Physician for Stanford University Women's Volleyball, Men's Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Lacrosse, Softball, Synchronized Swimming, Sailing, Men's Crew, Women's Crew, and Lightweight Crew. Dr. Kussman also enjoys caring for members of the community at her Redwood City Orthopaedic Clinic, where she sees patients of all ages. From weekend warriors to competitive athletes, Dr. Kussman enjoys helping her patients recover, return to their activities, and meet their goals. Dr. Kussman serves as teaching faculty for the Stanford University Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the Female and Male Athlete Triad Coalition. In her spare time, Dr. Kussman enjoys camping, hiking, running, playing soccer, watching sports, trying out new sports, reading, and spending time with her husband, her two children, and her dog.
Dr. Kussman conducts research on injury prevention and athlete wellness. She has particular interest in the female athlete throughout the lifespan (including care of the adolescent female athlete, collegiate female athletes, menstrual health, exercise during pregnancy, postpartum return to sport, the masters athlete, and osteoporosis). In addition, she is also interested in endurance athletes, bone health, mental health in athletes, exercise as medicine, and medical education. <br/><br/>Previous research has included work on bone health, distance runners, concussion, cardiac complications of COVID-19 infection, nutrition, mental health in athletes, and mononucleosis infection in athletes.