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Michelle                       Hartley-McAndrew

Michelle E. Hartley-McAndrew MD

UBMD Pediatrics

Specialties

Clinical Neurophysiology; Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation; Neurology; Pediatrics

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

I am trained as a pediatric neurologist and am board-certified in both pediatrics and neurology with special qualification in child neurology. My clinical practice focuses on autism spectrum disorders and children with related developmental disabilities. I also completed fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology and have related knowledge of seizures as well as skill in reading electroencephalograms (EEGs) used to diagnose and manage epilepsy. Children with autism and related developmental disabilities often have an increased risk of seizures; my experience in neurophysiology contributes to my clinical acumen in thoroughly evaluating and treating my patients.

I am the medical director of the Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a center I helped create and one that is jointly operated by the University at Buffalo and Kaleida Health. The goal of the center is to reach the increasing number of children in need of autism evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. The center is the only one of its kind in Western New York for medically-based, multidisciplinary evaluation and diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders. The center takes a team-based approach to evaluation; during a visit, each child is seen by a developmental pediatrician, child neurologist and child psychologist. After the visit, the team discusses the child and determines the diagnosis and/or need for any additional testing or services. The center has a full-time social worker and nurse and offers a monthly parent group, information resources for parents of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and sessions for new patients that have not yet been diagnosed on the autism spectrum but who may be exhibiting behavioral or developmental issues.

Medical students, residents and fellows are welcome to work with me on research projects. I have a particular interest in the neurobiology of autism and conduct research regarding how behavior is affected in autism in the concurrent presence of a seizure disorder. I am also interested in the etiology, screening and evaluation techniques in children with autism. As well, I research epileptiform abnormalities that are seen in patients with autism spectrum disorders. My goal is to find the pattern among children on the autism spectrum who have more risk of an EEG abnormality. My research informs my efforts to promote awareness in, and educate families and medical providers about the approach to caring for a child with these specialized needs.

Specialties:

Clinical Neurophysiology, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Pediatrics

Physician Gender:

Female


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Pediatrics
Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
Autism Spectrum Disorder Center
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7600
Fax: (716) 878-1697
Accepting new patients

UBMD Pediatrics: Robert Warner Center through Women and Children's Hospital
Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-1260
Fax: (716) 878-1277
Contact: Dorothy Taber-Gay
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Coventry
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions / RMSCO
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • POMCO
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp
  • YourCare

Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Neurophysiology, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • Residency, Child Neurology, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2002)
  • MD, Medicine, University College Dublin (2001)
  • BA, Pre-Med; Italian Culture and Language, Wellesley College, Cum Laude (1996)
Awards and Honors:
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Michael E. Cohen Award for Excellence in Resident Research (2007)

Research

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.