Anthony Andrews, MD, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, acts as Chief of the Retina Division and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at SUNY Upstate Medical University Center for Vision Care and Center for Retina Care.
Prior to joining SUNY Upstate, Dr. Andrews was Chief of the Retina Service at SUNY Downstate and Director of SUNY Downstate's Retinal-Vascular Center.
Dr. Andrews was the first retina surgeon in Brooklyn to perform sutureless vitrectomy surgery. At one point, he was responsible for all of the retina surgery at four Brooklyn hospitals, including SUNY Downstate, one of the top five institutions in the country for vitrectomies to correct scarring and deposits of fibrous material caused by diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Andrews graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in molecular biochemistry and biophysics. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he was named a Penn Medical Scholar. After an ophthalmology residency at Penn State where he served as co-chief resident his final year, he completed a two-year medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Schepens Retina Associates.
Dr. Andrews has published several retina papers including a major article on retina surgery for retinopathy of prematurity. He is currently involved in the Center for Vision Research, assisting in their new diabetes eye study.
Dr. Andrews grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and his wife, Donna, grew up some 40 miles from Syracuse in New Berlin, New York. Their son, Nicholas, enjoys living so close to his grandparents!
Dr. Andrews is very excited to join SUNY Upstate Medical University. He like being a part of this community and participated in the Diabetes Walk for a Cure here in Syracuse last October.
Dr. Andrews follows the mission statement for the Center for Retina Care and strives to provide personal care, taking in mind the unique needs of the individual, and working with the person as a team to give the best possible result.
For an appointment, please call 315 464-5252.