Andrew Gerken, M.D.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andrew Gerken, M.D. 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 it would be
the greatest thing to be able help others the way he helped me,”
he commented. “I really enjoy the practice of medicine and have
fun because I take the time to get to know my patients. You don’t
just treat the body part; you’ve got to know what the person is
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 previously taught 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 cycling, running,
tennis and golf.