Andrew is a partner in the firm’s Health Law Practice Team, bringing over two decades of experience. Andrew frequently represents professional healthcare providers in investigations and disciplinary proceedings by the New York Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and the New York Education Department Office of Professional Discipline (OPD). Andrew has also negotiated numerous favorable resolutions for physicians at Fair Hearings and in disputes with Medical Executive Committees. 

Andrew received his M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984 and was board certified in Internal Medicine for twenty years. He was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Legal Medicine. 

Prior to joining Lippes Mathias, Andrew was a founding member of a Syracuse-based law firm, CCB Law, concentrating on healthcare law, professional license defense, and litigation. 

A Persian Gulf veteran and former Navy Flight Surgeon, Andrew was honorably discharged from the United States Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander. He then attended Syracuse University College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude, and received the Justinian Society Award for Highest Academic Average. A staff editor of the Syracuse University Law Review, his note, "Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa: A Call for Privilege for Self-Disclosure of Error in the Setting of Primary Medical Education" won the American Health Lawyers Association's 2002 Student Writing Competition. 

Articles & Publications

  • "Licensing Boards in Laws of Medicine: Core Legal Aspects for the Healthcare Professional," Amirala Pasha ed., 2022, Springer
  • "Legal Issues in Operating a Med-Spa in New York State," NYSBA Health Law Journal 16:3, Fall 2021
  • "Representing Licensed Professionals in Criminal Matters: Special Issues of Concern Involving Persons Licensed Under Title VIII of the Education Law," NYSBA New York Criminal Law Newsletter, 18(2), 9 - 11, Fall 2020
  • "Legal Issues in Hospitalist-Hospital Relationships," chapter in Comprehensive Hospital Medicine, Mark V. Williams, M.D. et al., eds., Elsevier/Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007
  • "The Stark Reality of Being a Hospitalist: Who Knew Taking Care of Patients Would Be a Self-Referral," 8 The Hospitalist, November-December 2004 
  • "The Reawakening of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century: Filling the Void in Conventional Biomedicine," 20 Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy 329, 2004 
  • "Practicing Procedures on the Newly Deceased: A Legal Perspective," 8 The Hospitalist, March-April 2004 
  • "Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa: A Call for Privilege for the Self-Disclosure of Error in the Setting of Primary Medical Education," 35 Journal of Health Law 419, 2002 

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

  • Syracuse University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2003
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine, M.D., 1984
  • University of Michigan, B.S., 1980 

Professional Associations
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
    • Member, Health Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Health Law Section
  • American Health Law Association
  • Onondaga County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York

Honors & Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® 
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers®, 2021-2023 
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017-2023 

Speaking Engagements 
  • "Medical Malpractice," AEI Seminars, Medical-Dental-Legal Update, 2017-2018
  • "Legal Issues in Telemedicine," SJH 46th Family Medicine Refresher Course, Syracuse, NY, March 2017
  • "Decision Making Capacity in Clinical Practice," SJH 44th Family Medicine Refresher Course, Syracuse, NY, March 2015
  • "Representing Licensed Professionals Before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline," NYSBACLE, Syracuse, NY, November 2009
  • Medico-Legal Seminar, New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA), October 2009
  • "Physician Discipline in New York," SJH 38th Family Medicine Refresher Course, Syracuse, NY, March 2009
  • "World Research Group Optimizing the Role of Hospitalists Conference," Hospital-Hospitalist Contracting, Atlanta, GA, December 2009
  • "Health Law 101 - An Introduction to the Laws Regulating Health Care and The OPMC – The New York Physician Discipline System," NYS Academy of Family Physicians Winter Meeting, Lake Placid, NY, January 2008
  • "Staying out of Legal Trouble," NYS Academy of Family Physicians Winter Meeting, Lake Placid, NY, February 2007
  • "Representing Physicians and Other Health Care Practitioners in the Professional Disciplinary Process," NYSBACLE, Melville, Albany, Rochester, New York City, 2006
  • "Legal Issues in Owning an Ambulatory Surgery Center," American Urology Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 2005
  • "Economic and Legal Aspects of the Relationship Between Hospitals and Hospitalists," Society for Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2005
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