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Andrea Anderson, MD , is one of the Emergency Department physicians who will practice at CHOP’s King of Prussia Hospital. She received her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Anderson is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergence Medicine.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’ve been at CHOP since fall 2020. During my fellowship in Seattle, I also moonlit as an urgent care attending in Tacoma, WA. I accepted a position at CHOP at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic’s first wave. Our cross-country pandemic move was quite the adventure, but my family is loving the Philadelphia area. I worked in clinical research at Boston Children’s Hospital between college and medical school. I also have extensive experience in global health, volunteering and completing medical school and residency rotations across the globe in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Ghana, China, Thailand, India, Bolivia and Kenya. Healthcare for international, immigrant and refugee populations continues to be a passion of mine.
What most excites you about the King of Prussia Hospital?
As a busy suburban mom, I’m excited to be a part of King of Prussia Hospital to bring the very best of CHOP closer to children and families who need care. I also look forward to being a part of a smaller community within CHOP and to provide a warm, inclusive environment offering individualized patient-centered care. I’m eager to get to know the surrounding referring providers and work with them to collaboratively to care for their patients.
I have a strong passion for teaching and bedside clinical work and speaks Spanish. I truly love caring for children and their families in times of need in the emergency department.
What do you do for fun?
My family includes my husband, toddler, beloved dog and a baby on the way. I love to be outside, exercise and cook, and I’m enjoying my latest hobby: growing a vegetable garden.