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 ...
Education & Training
- Tulane University School of Engineering, New Orleans, LA - BSE Biomedical Engineering
- Tulane University School of Engineering - MD (New Orleans, LA)
- Tulane University School of Engineering (New Orleans, LA) Master of Science - Biomedical Engineering
- Orthopedic Surgery - Hahnemann University (Philadelphia, PA)
- Spine Surgery - Duke University (Durham, NC)
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery