Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists Top Docs
Larchmont Medical Center
204 Ark Road, Suite 105
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Telephone: (856) 235-7080
Fax (856) 273-0402

Andrea Legath Bowers, MD
Curriculum Vitae

Education /Training:

1991 - 1995
1995 - 1999
2000 - 2004

Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ
B.S. Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, Nashville, TN
M.D. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:

06/04 - 06/05

07/05 - 06/09

08/09 - 07/10

Intern, General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery,
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery,
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Fellow, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery,
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY


09/99 - 06/00

07/05 - 06/09

08/09 - 07/10

Assistant Researcher, Division of Microbiology and Immunology,
Principal Investigator Martin J. Blaser, MD,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Instructor B, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Chairman Richard D. Lackman, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Clinical Associate, Orthopaedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Specialty Certification:

Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support


Medical Physician and Surgeon License - New Jersey
Medical Physician and Surgeon License - Pennsylvania
Medical Physician and Surgeon License - New York
Controlled Substance License - Drug Enforcement Agency

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies:

National Societies:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified member
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Board Certified member
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Ruth Jack Orthopaedic Society

Local Societies:

New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

Bibliography: (*publications listed under maiden name)

Research Publications, Peer Reviewed:


Perez-Perez GI, Peek RM, Legath AJ*, Heine PR, Graff LB: The role of cagA status in gastric and extragastric complications of Helicobacter pylori. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 50(5):833-845, 1999


Legath AJ*, Perez-Perez GI, Rautelin H, Kosunen TU, Blaser MJ. Long term stability of serum IgG1/IgG2 antibody ratios to Helicobacter pylori in healthy adults. Clinical Infectious Diseases 31(1):233, 2000


Legath AJ*, Perez-Perez GI, Rautelin H, Kosunen TU, Peek RM, Sack RB, Blaser MJ. Serum IgG recognition of Helicobacter pylori antigens after acute acquisition or persistent carriage of the organism. Clinical Infectious Diseases 31(1): 233, 2000


Bowers AL, Spindler KP, McCarty EC, Arrigain A. Body mass index, height and weight predict intra-articular injuries observed during ACL reconstruction: evaluation of 456 cases from prospective ACL database. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 15(1):9-13, 2005


Ganley TJ, Bowers AL, Gaugler RL. Current concepts in pediatric sports medicine: anterior cruciate ligament injury, discoid meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, Panner's disease, patellofemoral dislocation, shoulder dislocation. The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 18:41-49, 2006


Bowers AL, Castro MD. The mechanics behind the image: foot and ankle pathology associated with gastrocnemius contracture. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 11:83-90, 2007


Kim JM, Bowers AL, Chin KR. Intraoperative imaging techniques in spine surgery. Seminars in Spine Surgery 19(2):78-86, 2007


Bowers AL, Bautista SR, Bassora R, Kaye R, Wells L. Traumatic arteriovenous fistulae in pediatric orthopaedic patients: a case series of unusual injuries. Orthopedics 31:612, 2008


Bowers AL, Huffman GR. Osteotomy of the lateral femoral epicondyle: an extensile posterolateral approach to the knee joint. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 466:1671-1677, 2008


Bowers AL, Huffman GR. Suture bridge fixation of a femoral condyle traumatic osteochondral defect. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 466:2276-2281, 2008


Bowers AL, Huffman GR, Sennett BJ. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in collegiate football players. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 40(8):1362-7, 2008


Bowers AL, Park JH, Garino JP. Knee fusion with a modular tumor replacement system. Techniques in Knee Surgery, 7(3):178-185, 2008


Bowers AL, Baldwin KD, Sennett BJ. Athletic hand injuries in intercollegiate field hockey players. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 40(12):2022-6, 2008


Bowers AL, Horneff JG, Baldwin KD, Huffman GR, Sennett BJ. Thumb injuries in collegiate men's lacrosse players. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(3):527-31, 2010


Bowers AL, Dines JS, Dines DM, Altchek DW. Elbow medial collateral ligament reconstruction: clinical relevance and the docking technique. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 19(2):110-117, 2010


Lawrence JT, Bowers AL, Belding J, Cody SR, Ganley TJ. All-epiphyseal anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in skeletally immature patients. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, in press


Bowers AL, Shubin Stein, BE. Complications of patellar stabilization surgery. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 18:123-128, 2010


Boselli KJ, Bowers AL, Shubin Stein BE, Ahmad CS. Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: docking technique. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 18:98-106, 2010

Book Chapters:


Kim JM, Bowers AL, Chin KR. Cervical strain. Book chapter in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician. Editors: Paul Lotke, Joseph Abboud, and Jack Ende. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, pp. 39-43, 2008


Bowers AL, Sennett BJ. Arthroscopic meniscectomy. Book chapter in: Gowned and Gloved Orthopaedics: Introduction to Common Procedures. Editors: Neil P. Sheth and Jess Lonner. Philadelphia: Elsevier, pp. 228-236, 2009


Bowers AL, Wickiewicz TL. Clinical approach to articular cartilage pathology. Book chapter in: Operative Arthroscopy, 4th Ed. Editors: Donald H. Johnson, et al. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, in press


• Maiden name: Andrea Joy Legath
• Married to Andrew M. Bowers since 2001; one son, Joshua
• Active with golfing, tennis, softball, mountain biking, lacrosse
• Alumni interviewer, Vanderbilt University
• Parishioner, the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown, NJ

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