July 24, 2023
Meet Andrew Schneider, MD
Hip and Knee Specialist
Dr. Schneider specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, with particular interests in anterior hip replacements, robotic hip and knee replacements and revision hip and knee replacement surgery.
Where are you from?
Born and raised in St. Louis. Town and Country to be specific. I graduated from Parkway West high school (an important fact for native St. Louisans). I loved growing up here, and after 10 years away – St. Louis still feels like home. The community here is incredible, and I’m glad my son will get to experience that.
What made you choose hip and knee as a specialty?
Hip and knee replacement is an amazing field. I’ve always found the technology available to aid in joint replacement to be very interesting – and it seems to be evolving by the day. Also, using power tools while performing surgery is fun and physically gratifying. But the best part is, hip and knee replacements are just very successful surgeries in general and patients are happy – consistently improving patients’ quality of life is extremely rewarding.
What brought you to Washington University Orthopedics?
I was looking to practice in an academic setting, and in the world of academics, WashU is in a league of its own. I now have colleagues, partners, and mentors that have done research and written textbooks that have shaped and advanced the field of orthopedic surgery. The resources to be successful here are unparalleled.
What aspect of your practice do you find most interesting or rewarding?
Working with fellows, residents, and medical students is very rewarding. Helping to train the next generation of orthopedic surgeons is a privilege and I don’t take that for granted.
Anything new on the horizon for hip and knee care?
There is a lot to be excited about. The question is: how do you make a very successful field even more successful? I think robotics has the potential to do that. It will take some time to understand the impact of robotic technology on clinical outcomes, but I’m excited to be a part of the process.
What is the best advice you ever received?
“Family comes first” – my wife.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Besides spending time with my wife and son…I love to golf. After living in the cold Chicago climate for the past 10 years, I’m hoping my handicap starts to go down here in St. Louis.
If you weren't a physician, what would you like to be doing?
I’d be a professional golfer. And then when that career quickly failed, I’d be a math teacher. I’ve always been interested in education and math is the best subject.
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