Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Bowers

Dr. Andrea Legath Bowers, a native of Moorestown, NJ, earned undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University. She proceeded to residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Bowers completed the prestigious Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), ranked the #1 orthopaedic hospital in the country by US News & World Report. There she received extensive subspecialty training including arthroscopy and shoulderreconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle, cartilage restoration, and advanced shoulder arthroplasty. During her clinical rotations at the HSS Women’s Sports Medicine Center, the country’s first of its kind, Dr. Bowers developed a special interest in issues pertinent to the young female athlete. She also served as part of the medical staff for the New York Mets, US Open Tennis, and Saint Peter’s College. She is presently the Head Team Physician for Rowan College at Burlington County. In 2014 and 2015, SJ Magazine recognized Dr. Bowers as a Top Doc in Sports Medicine after reviewing nominations from other South Jersey doctors. Dr. Bowers was also recognized in 2015 and 2016 as Top Female Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery by SJ Magazine.

She has presented at several national meetings and is extensively published in textbooks and journals on topics including risk factors and reconstructive techniques for ACL rupture, injury patterns in collegiate football, lacrosse, and hockey players, and management of pediatric knee injuries, among others. Dr. Bowers is a Board Certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Patient Testimonials

“Having my shoulder replaced was the best decision I ever made. I am back to playing tennis at age 84! People can’t believe how well I am doing.”

– Eric Hahn, anatomic right shoulder replacement.

Laura Edwards endured six years of conservative medical treatment, but got nowhere. When she learned that Andrea Bowers, MD, a Virtua orthopaedic surgeon specialty-trained in the management of shoulder injury and disease had arrived at Virtua, she quickly made an appointment.

According to Mrs. Edwards, the procedure was a huge success. “I still can’t believe that just a few months after surgery, I have no pain.”

Eric Hahn, anatomic right shoulder replacement.

Eric Hahn, patient of Andrea Bowers, MD, anatomic right shoulder replacement.