Dr. Kristin Andrade was born and raised in Southern California. She first became interested in practicing medicine at six years old when her brother was born. Dr. Andrade was fascinated by the process of the expanding family and she even “scrubbed and gowned” in her childhood living room where she expertly delivered stuffed animals from her little sister’s shirt.
Dr. Andrade graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with highest honors, majoring in Biological Sciences. She attended Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and was awarded the Clarence W. Burrill, Jr. Memorial Merit Award. Dr. Andrade continued her education at USC completing her Pediatric Residency at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. She was selected to be Chief Resident of the program upon her completion.
During her final years of training, Dr. Andrade moved to the South Bay. She met her husband while surfing in Manhattan Beach and is now proud to be part of the Los Angeles Firemen’s family. Dr. Andrade's children attend school in Redondo Beach, and the family is active in surfing, soccer, baseball, and swimming. While she admits that being a mother of two has been challenging and rewarding in ways she never expected, she is grateful to bring first-hand experience to the care of her patients’ families. She prides herself in remaining approachable, genuine, and realistic in her practice of pediatric medicine.
Dr. Andrade and her family enjoy the beautiful beach days and lifestyle that the South Bay has to offer. They also love to go camping, snowboarding, hiking, and traveling. Dr. Andrade especially enjoys her trips to Fiji where she provides volunteer medical care in a small remote village.