Dr. Alexander S. Andrews, MD

Dr. Alexander S. Andrews, MD

Dr. Alexander S. Andrews, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Phone: 202-243-3400
Fax: 202-243-3434

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Specialties
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatrics
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal migraine
  • abnormal eeg
  • abnormal reflexes
  • absence epilepsy
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
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Procedures I Perform
  • balance testing
  • brain injury rehabilitation
  • nerve conduction studies
About the Provider

Alexander S. Andrews, MD, is an attending physician in MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Andrews’ area of clinical interests includes refractory epilepsy, quantitative EEG methods, general child neurology, and health equity. He sees pediatric patients in the hospital and clinic, and he treats both children and adults who are admitted to the inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Dr. Andrews believes in a multifaceted approach to treating epilepsy. He runs the Dietary Therapies Clinic where patients from infancy to early adulthood with difficult to treat seizures pursue interventions such as the ketogenic diet. He believes in the power of psychological support for patients living with epilepsy and for their families. When it feels as though personal freedom and social connectedness are taken away by the fear of having a seizure, it is critical to regain a positive self-image and goal-driven outlook. He has an interest in helping people who suffer from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures as well. 

Dr. Andrews has long been involved in community health. He has volunteered for reputable causes such as Community for Children, a border medicine elective in Texas, and assisted in the creation of the Student Run Free Clinic at the University of Michigan. He also conducts outcomes research in pediatric cerebral malaria as part of the Blantyre Malaria Project based in Blantyre, Malawi.

He has earned his medical Spanish interpreter certification.

Dr. Andrews’ credentials include:

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology (2019)
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy (2020)
  • Medical Degree: The University of Michigan Medical School (2014)
  • Internship: Children’s National Health System Department of Pediatrics (2015)
  • Residency: Children’s National Health System Division of Neurology (2019)
  • Fellowship: The George Washington University Hospital, Epilepsy (2020)

Dr. Andrews’ main areas of clinical expertise includes: 
• Pediatric epilepsy 
• Ketogenic diet to treat seizures
• Pediatric concussion and headache
• Neurodevelopmental disabilities
• Continuous EEG monitoring

Education
  • Fellowship Program: The George Washington University (2020)
  • Fellowship Program: George Washington University Medical Center (2020)
  • Fellowship Program: Children's National Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency Program: Children's National Medical Center (2019)
  • Residency Program: Children's National Medical Center (2016)
  • Medical School: University of Michigan School of Medicine (2014)
  • Medical School: University of Michigan Medical Center (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.
Practice Locations
  • 18111 Prince Philip Drive
    Suite 104
    Olney, MD 20832
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    Phone: 202-243-3400
    Fax: 202-243-3434

  • 4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
    Suite NW
    Washington, DC 20016
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Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital