Andrew Bluher, MD

Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Patients seen at

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Place
3rd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-6162

Children’s Specialty Care Center
13001 North Outer Forty
2nd Floor, Suite D
Town & Country, MO 63107
(314) 454-6162

Pediatric Specialty Care
148 Richardson Crossing
Arnold, MO
(314) 454-6162

Mailing address

Dept. of Otolaryngology
660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110

Clinical interests

Dr. Bluher’s clinical interests include pediatric hearing loss, cochlear implantation, chronic ear surgery, cholesteatoma, conductive hearing loss, ear infections, obstructive sleep apnea, rhinosinusitis, and pediatric voice, airway and swallowing problems. 


  • AB, Princeton University, 2009
  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2014
  • Residency in Otolaryngology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2019 
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2020 

Licensure and board certification

  • Otolaryngology — Board eligible
  • Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology — Board eligible


  • 2019 Eunice Baxter Award for Outstanding Chief Surgical Resident at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • 2019 Otolaryngology Dept. Resident Research Award
  • 2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Junior Inductee, University of Maryland. 

Selected publications

  1. Bluher A., Devan WJ, Holliday EG, Nalls M, Parolo S, Bione S, Giese AK, Boncoraglio GB, Maguire JM, Müller-Nurasyid M, Gieger C, Meschia JF, Rosand J, Rolfs A, Kittner SJ, Mitchell BD, O’Connell JR, Cheng YC. “Heritability of young- and old-onset ischaemic stroke.” Eur J Neurol. 2015 Nov;22(11):1488-1491. PMID: 26333310.
  2. Bluher A., Mannino EA, Strasnick B. “Longitudinal Analysis of ‘Window Shade’ Tympanoplasty Outcomes for Anterior Marginal Tympanic Membrane Perforations.” Otol Neurotol. 2019 Mar;40(3):e173-e177. PMID: 30741890.
  3. Bluher A., Brawley C., Baldassari C. “Impact of Montelukast on Quality of Life in Mild Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2019 June 26;125:66-70. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31260810.