Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andrew Gerken, MD grew up in Corona
del Mar. It was in high school following a sports injury that he decided
to pursue medicine. “I went to a physician in Los Angeles and he
said he’d have me back running in a few weeks. I just trusted him
and believed he’d be right. Then the idea hit me that would be the
greatest thing to be able help others the way he helped me,” Dr.
Gerken commented. “I really enjoy the practice of medicine and have
fun because I take the time to get to know my patients.”
Dr. Gerken developed a new approach to treating calcaneous fractures. In
addition to treating all orthopedic conditions, he has special expertise
in ankle arthroscopy and fixing chronic ankle problems that have not responded
successfully to treatment.
Dr Gerken serves as team physician for his old high school in Corona del
Mar. In addition, he teaches as an assistant clinical professor in orthopedic
surgery at UC Irvine, his alma mater. Dr. Gerken lives in Newport Beach
with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys running, tennis and golf.