BIOGRAPHYAndrew M. Cordover, MD, MS graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. He attended medical school at Tulane, where he concurrently obtained a Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Cordover completed his Surgery Internship & Orthopaedic Residency in Philadelphia, Pa. From there he attended Duke University in Durham, N.C., and completed a fellowship in spine surgery. He trained with both the Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery departments.
In 1997, he moved to Birmingham to pursue a career in orthopaedic surgery. He was in practice for 12 years prior to merging his practice with Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. His practice emphasis is Spine Surgery. His specialties include: sports-related spine injuries, complex spine pathologies, tumors, trauma, previously-failed spine surgeries, and revision surgeries of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.
His academic accomplishments include several academic scholarships and Honor societies. Dr. Cordover has published in peer reviewed journals and presented papers at national and international meetings. He has been on faculty for several companies and institutions teaching other surgeons the newest techniques. He has also been on advisory committees for companies and developed a spinal implant and surgical instruments himself.
Dr. Cordover is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and other numerous professional societies. He has participated in competitive running, soccer, and pole vaulted. His current interests include: mountain biking, dirt biking, skiing, and other adventure sports. Dr. Cordover and his wife, Jennifer, have 3 boys with varied interests in sports and academics.
Education, Training & Awards ...
Spine Surgery - Duke University (Durham, NC)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
Orthopedic Surgery - Hahnemann University (Philadelphia, PA)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tulane University School of Engineering - BSE Biomedical Engineering (New Orleans, LA)
Tulane University School of Engineering - MD (New Orleans, LA)
Tulane University School of Engineering - Master of Science - Biomedical Engineering (New Orleans, LA)
Daryl Flanagan, PA-C
A native of Birmingham, Daryl Flanagan graduated with honors from Auburn University in 2009. After college she came home to the Magic City to work for several years at a local pain management clinic. Daryl returned to school at the University of South Alabama to complete the Physician Assistant program, graduating with a Master's degree in Health Sciences. She is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). As a Physician Assistant, Daryl works collaboratively with Dr. Charles Carnel and Dr. Andrew Cordover to provide compassionate, efficient, and patient-centered care. She is a former student athlete with a firsthand outlook on the challenges of coping with orthopedic injuries. Daryl's experiences as a patient have driven her passion for sports medicine and orthopedics.