Andrea Douglas, MD FAANS FACS is the Chief of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of Neurosciences at Stamford Health, where she specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. Prior to joining Stamford Health in 2014, Dr. Douglas had a successful Neurosurgical private practice in Greenwich and coordinated multicenter clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness research for spinal fusion surgery. Dr. Douglas relocated to Fairfield County in 2009, after spending three years as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. She graduated from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges cum laude with a concentration in Biochemistry and completed medical school at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her Neurosurgical training and specialty training in spine surgery at New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Douglas has balanced her Neurosurgical career with her philanthropic commitment to improving the access of children to educational opportunities both regionally and internationally. She provides school supplies to children in St. Kitts, where she was born, in order to ensure their continued enrollment in middle and high school. Additionally, Dr. Douglas is particularly focused on encouraging children from underrepresented groups and young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. To that end, she has partnered with middle schools in the tristate region to introduce hands-on spine surgery technology to the classroom and mentored numerous young scholars in her practice, many of whom have gone on to their own careers in medicine and basic science research. She was recently elected to join the Board of Trustees at the Whitby School in Greenwich.
Dr. Douglas has also been passionate about promoting the wellness of her colleagues in healthcare and was an inaugural member of the Stamford Hospital Physician Wellness Committee. She has been a practitioner of transcendental meditation (TM) for many years and in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Douglas fostered a partnership between Stamford Healh and the David Lynch Foundation in the Heal the Healers Now program to offer TM to clinicians free of charge. She is researching the short and long term effects of the TM practice on clinician burnout.
Dr. Douglas lives with her family in Greenwich, where she also enjoys bee keeping and gardening.
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