Physician Profile

Rebecca Andrews, M.D.

General Medicine Clinic Director
Associate Program Director Categorical Internal Medicine
Overview:

Dr. Rebecca Andrews, originally from the Boston area, returned to the UConn Health Center in 2009 as clinical and teaching faculty. After receiving both a bachelor's and master's degree in biology from Boston College, she relocated to Connecticut to attend the UConn School of Medicine. She remained at the university for her residency before working in the community. Now, back at the John Dempsey Hospital, Dr. Andrews divides her time between clinical care and teaching. She is a primary care internal medicine doctor with a focus on preventative health, heart failure, and chronic disease management.

Her teaching time is spent working with the Internal Medicine Residency as an associate program director and has developed several curricular innovations such as the office based medicine track, a business of medicine course, and a mini M.P.H. course for future primary care doctors.

At home, she is a mom of two kids and has a long list of hobbies including creative writing, horseback riding, running, and photography.

Office Locations:

UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
800-535-6232
860-679-7692
Directions

Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Undergraduate SchoolBoston CollegeBiology
Graduate SchoolBoston CollegeBiology
Medical SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine Residency; Chief Medical Resident
Professional TrainingUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstTeachers of Tomorrow – GME Teaching Course and Certificate
Professional TrainingAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program Certificate
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Doctor of ExcellenceLeaders in Healthcare
Laureate Award- recognizes an individual who has throughout his/her career exemplified the highest standards of our profession and who has demonstrated by example and conduct, and abdiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, and service to his/her communityAmerican College of Physicians
Connecticut's Best DoctorsHartford Magazine
Award of Excellence for Programmatic Innovation Abstract (Office Based Medicine Curriculum Promotes Primary Care Interest)Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
Vitals Compassionate Doctor AwardVitals
Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award -award recipient chosen based on the quality and quantity of responses to ACP’s congressional Legislative Alerts, writing editorials, meeting with members of Congress, expanding chapter federal advocacy efforts, recruiting Advocates, and organizing and attending Leadership Day, and other meetings with legislatorsAmerican College of Physicians
Teachers for Tomorrow - Teaching CertificateUMASS
The Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program CertificateAMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
Fellowship in American College of PhysiciansACP
NHSC Ambassador (for underserved populations)HRSA U.S. Federal Government
Surescripts Plaque AwardeeSurescripts
Elected Chief Medical ResidentUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Philip T. Goldenberg, M.D. Leadership AwardUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
UConn Health Center Ambulatory Clinic AwardUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
ACP CT Chapter Annual Meeting Winning Research PosterAmerican College of Physicians
Medical Intern of the YearUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Letter of Commendation RecipientPresident and CEO of Saint Francis Medical Center
American College of Physicians (ACP-ASIM) Internal Medicine AwardACP/UCONN
Excellence in Medical StudiesUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
NHSC SEARCH Program Research AwardDPH/HRSA U.S. Federal Government
Donald J. White Teaching Excellence AwardBoston College
National Health Service Corps Scholar 1998-2002HRSA
Clinical Interests:

Preventative Health, Heart Failure and Chronic Disease Management

Research Interests:

Genetic mutations affecting colon cancer, heart failure readmissions, medication adherence, chronic disease education for patients and residents, quality improvement projects concerning patient care, education curriculum effectiveness research, and primary care curriulum research

Languages Other than English:
  • Spanish
Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed Publications

Preventability of 30-day readmissions for heart failure patients before and after a quality improvement initiative. Ryan, Jason; Andrews, Rebecca; Barry, Mary Beth; Kang, Sangwook; Iskandar, Aline; Mehla, Priti; Ganeshan, Raj. (2013). American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality, 3, (29), 220-6.

Chart Review To Determine Which Heart Failure Readmissions are Preventable. Priti Mehla, Aline Iskandar, Rebecca Andrews, Marybeth Barry, Jason Ryan . (2012). Journal of Cardiac Failure, 8, (18), S107.

Quality Improvement Project to Increase the Rate of Screening Colonoscopy At Internal Medicine Resident Clinics: Results From Two Sites. Rustagi T, Stein A, Diez L, Andrews R, Angus S . (2011). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 4, (73), AB401-AB402.

Heart Murmurs. Andrews R, Angus S. (2007). First Exposure Internal Medicine: Ambulatory Medicine, 54-61.

A Novel Echocardiographic Method to Assess Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony in Patients with and without a Prolonged QRS. Andrews A, Polosajian L, Hamad E, Soucier R. (2005). Journal of Cardiac Failure, 6, (11), S146.