Andrea L. Bowers, MD

Sports medicine, arthroscopy, partial, total and reverse shoulder replacements, fracture care

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Dr. Andrea Legath Bowers, a native of Moorestown, NJ, earned her 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 sub-specialty training including arthroscopy and reconstruction 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 female athlete. She also served as part of the medical staff for the New York Mets, US Open Tennis, and Saint Peter’s College.

Dr. Bowers’s goal was to bring “big city training” back to the South Jersey community. She has vast experience in hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder replacement surgery, and reverse shoulder replacement for management of a variety of complex shoulder pathologies including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, cuff tear arthropathy, and complex fractures. She performed the very first total shoulder replacement at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County in 2010. The shoulder replacement program at Virtua Memorial has since flourished, with markedly few complications and excellent patient satisfaction rates.

She is presently the Head Team Physician for Rowan College at Burlington County. Dr. Bowers is a multi-year recipient of “Top Doc” awards based on both patient and peer voting. Dr. Bowers is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS), and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Bowers believes that patient comfort and education is paramount. She strives to guide her patients mentally, emotionally and physically to overcome pain and restore function and quality of life.

Patient Testimonial

“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.

Patient raising hand after shoulder replacement surgery
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.”