Andrew Legarreta, MD

  • PGY-5 Resident

Andrew D. Legarreta, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July of 2019 after receiving his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, completing a BA in history.

During medical school, Dr. Legarreta studied the effects of sport-related concussion in the high school athlete population. Specifically, he examined predictors of post-concussion syndrome and, separately, structural and functional neuroimaging findings in football players. His peer-reviewed work has been presented at regional and national neurosurgical conferences in oral and abstract form.

Dr. Legarreta enjoys playing guitar, international travel, and golf in his free time. He is a native of Buffalo, N.Y.

Dr. Legarreta’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Minimally invasive spine surgery; machine-learning; scoliosis and complex spinal deformity; sport-related concussion.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • BA, History, Duke University, 2014
  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2019

Honors & Awards

  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2015-19