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Kristen Anderson, MD


Torrance Pediatrics

3475 Torrance Blvd., Suite A

Torrance, CA 90503

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Dr. Andersen grew up in Los Angeles and went east to attend college at Yale University and medical school at Columbia University where she developed her passion for pediatrics with a focus on the neurologic development of children. She returned home to UCLA for her first two years of pediatric residency and spent an additional two years studying pediatric neurology and genetics. Dr. Andersen’s research focused on the genetic underpinnings of autism, and she has published in handbooks, Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Review, and Neuron. She finished her residency in the South Bay at Harbor-UCLA, and she feels privileged to work with families and children from birth through adolescence. She believes in a comprehensive approach to treat every aspects of her patients’ health, and enjoys making partnerships with her patients for individualized and companionate care. Dr. Andersen strives to educate her families about normal development and disease processes, so that together they can decide how to optimize their child’s health.

In her free time, Dr. Andersen enjoys living in the South Bay, spending time at the beach, observing wildlife, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Education & Experience


Medical School

Columbia University, 2011


University of California Los Medical Center, 2012


UCLA David Geffen Medical Center Pediatrics Program, 2015


Harbor UCLA, 2019

Associations & Certifications

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Insurances Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems) PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • ChoiceCare-Humana PPO
  • Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • TriCare
  • Health Net PPO
  • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO
  • Aetna HMO


Torrance Pediatrics


3475 Torrance Blvd., Suite A

Torrance, CA 90503

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