Andre went into orthopedics because it afforded
him the opportunity to assist in surgery. After treating serious orthopedic
injuries secondary to blast and gunshot wounds as a first responder, he wanted
to do more to help those injured patients recover function and mobility. He
says, “It has been a life-altering event for both the patients and me.”
Education: Riverside Community College Physician Assistant Program, 2002
Bachelor of Health Science (B.H.Sc.) Nova Southeastern University, 2006
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2019
Residency: Surgery PA Residency Program Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, 2004
Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
Special Interests/ Practice Experience:
- Evaluation and treatment of most orthopedic conditions,
fractures, sprains, dislocations.
- First and or second assists on orthopedic cases, which
include total joint replacements and revisions.
- Joint injections and aspirations, placement of simple casts
- Preoperative physicals and postoperative evaluations and
When off the clock, Andre enjoys traveling, usually
overseas, with his wife. He is a bass guitar enthusiast, and enjoys photography
and related technology.