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Andrea Bauer | Education

Undergraduate School

Princeton University

2001, Princeton, NJ

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2005, New York, NY


Orthopedic Surgery

Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program

2010, Boston, MA


Hand Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

2011, Boston, MA


Pediatric Hand Surgery

Shriners Hospital for Children

2011, Sacramento, CA

Andrea Bauer | Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (General)
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Hand Subspecialty)

Andrea Bauer | Professional History

Dr. Andrea Bauer came to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2015 after beginning her career at the Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California and UC Davis Medical School. Her specialty is pediatric hand, upper limb, and peripheral nerve surgery with a special interest in brachial plexus birth injury, congenital hand differences, and peripheral nerve injuries.

Dr. Bauer received a competitive traveling fellowship in 2014 from the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society which she used to visit three centers expert in the treatment of brachial plexus birth injury and bring these ideas from around North America back to her patients.

Many of the advances in the care of children with BPBI in the last 20 years originated at Boston Children’s Hospital, and she hopes to continue that tradition. Dr. Bauer’s current research focuses on early diagnosis of the types of nerve injuries associated with BPBI with the goal to find treatments that can be applied earlier to improve outcomes.

Andrea Bauer | Media

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Andrea Bauer

Answers Blog

Answers for parents whose baby is born with brachial plexus injury.

Answers Blog

Fingers, shoulders, and everything in between: Three upper extremity surgeons and their relentless quest for solutions

Andrea Bauer | Publications

Children are not simply little adults, as any parent knows. Children’s orthopedics is very different from adult orthopedics: we need to work toward not only the child and family’s current goals, but also plan for a lifetime of activity. The hospital can be a scary place for patients who are young, in pain or in need of a nap. My goal is to combine patience and flexibility with knowledge of anatomy and child development to make children’s office and surgery experience as pleasant as possible.

As a pediatric hand and upper extremity specialist, I work with children from birth through college-age to improve function. I treat all conditions of the hand and arm, with a special interest in brachial plexus and other nerve injuries as well as congenital hand differences.