Dr. Andersen is a board-certified neurologist and is both fellowship-trained
& board-certified in Sleep Medicine. Having devoted her practice to
Sleep Medicine full-time, she joined the Colorado Sleep Institute in 2016.
Dr. Andersen completed medical school at the University of Iowa Carver
College of Medicine, and went on to complete her Neurology residency at
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She stayed
at Vanderbilt Medical Center to complete her fellowship training in Sleep Medicine.
After fellowship training Dr. Andersen moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin and
practiced both neurology and sleep medicine at Gundersen Lutheran Medical
Center. She transitioned to full-time sleep medicine at Gundersen Lutheran
Medical Center in 2012 and served as Medical director of the Gundersen
Lutheran Sleep Center.
Dr. Andersen is an active member in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
and the Colorado Medical Society.
Dr. Andersen finds it very rewarding to witness significant improvement
in the lives of her patients through proper treatment a sleep disorder.
She particularly enjoys teaching patients and their family members about
the importance of healthy sleep in relation to the overall health. With
her neurology background she is able to appreciate the complex relationship
between sleep disorders and neurological illnesses including Parkinson’s
disease, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. She also enjoys treating pediatric
sleep disorders and has a particular interest in treatment of sleep apnea
in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Outside of work, Dr. Andersen spends most of her time exploring the community
with her husband and their three daughters. She loves the outdoors and
enjoys road cycling, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, and feeds her competitive
spirit with the occasional cyclo-cross race.