Andrew P. Ordon

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Andrew P. Ordon
Born (1950-12-09) December 9, 1950 (age 68)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
EducationUniversity of California, Irvine
USC Keck School of Medicine
OccupationPlastic surgeon, talk show host
Spouse(s)Robyn L. Meyerhoff (b. 22 Nov 1956) (marriage date: July 20, 1985)

Andrew Paul Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S., ABPS, ASPS, sometimes billed as Dr. Drew Ordon, (born December 9, 1950) is an American plastic surgeon and an Emmy-nominated co-host of the award-winning talk show The Doctors.

Medical career[edit]


Ordon was born in Chicago and raised in Long Beach, California. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1972 and received his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine (now the Keck School of Medicine of USC) in 1979. After a surgical internship at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Ordon completed residencies at LAC+USC Medical Center as well as White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.[1][2] Ordon completed his fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at the Beverly Hills Medical Center.[3]


Ordon is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Ordon is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He currently practices in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, California.[4]

Academic appointments[edit]

Ordon is currently an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Surgery at the Keck/USC School of Medicine and at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire.[3] He previously held faculty positions at the University of Connecticut Health Center and the New York Medical College.[citation needed]

Andrew Ordon is also co-director of the Keck/USC Aesthetic Fellowship.[3]

Charity work[edit]

Ordon is a founding member of the Surgical Friends Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free surgical procedures to burn victims, abuse victims, people born with birth defects and others who cannot otherwise afford needed reconstructive surgery in the US and countries including Jordan and Haiti. Ordon has also worked with Smile Train, providing cleft lip and palate repairs.[3]


Ordon's television appearances as a medical and plastic surgery expert date back to the 1980s. In 2007 he became a regular guest of Dr. Phil McGraw on the Dr. Phil talk show. In 2008 Ordon was selected by McGraw as a host for The Doctors, a talk show produced by McGraw. On The Doctors Ordon discusses plastic surgery as well as skin care, anti-aging techniques and other well-being topics. The program is syndicated in over 140 countries, has taped about 1200 episodes, and reaches an average 1.15 million daily viewers in the US.[3] The show has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award six times, winning for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in 2010. Ordon, together with his co-hosts, received Outstanding Talk Show Host nominations in 2011 and 2012.[3]

Other recent television appearances made by Ordon include the Daytime Emmy Awards, the Rachael Ray Show, The Early Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Studio One and on the Fox News Channel, and a guest appearance on the Adult Swim faux talk show, The Eric Andre Show.

Diet book[edit]

  • Ordon, Andrew (2012). Better in 7 : the ultimate seven-day guide to a better you!. Los Angeles, CA: Bird Street Books. ISBN 978-0985462703.[5]


As of 2011 he was married to a former Wilhelmina model and lived in Los Angeles and Rancho Mirage, California, and had two children in college.[2] His son, Matt, is currently a neurosurgery resident in Chicago.

In 2011, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Andrew P. Ordon, M.D." AAMC. AAMC. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Keck Alumni Spotlight - Andrew P. Ordon, Class of 1979". Keck USC. USC. Archived from the original on August 26, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Leonardo, Jim. "Balancing life as a surgeon, daytime TV co-host". Plastic Surgery News. Plastic Surgery News. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Plastic Surgery Clinic(accessed 9 August 2011)
  5. ^ "Review: Better in 7 by The Doctors' Dr. Ordon". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  6. ^ Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated
  7. ^ "Dr. Andrew Ordon, Co-Host of the Emmy-Award Winning Series 'The Doctors', Honored on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars." Pediatrics Week. NewsRX. 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2013 from HighBeam Research