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:

Internal Medicine
UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor East
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
860-679-4477
Directions

Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Undergraduate SchoolBoston CollegeBiology
Graduate SchoolBoston CollegeBiology
Medical SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine
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
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine Residency; Chief Medical Resident
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
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.