Department of Neurology
Clinical Assistant Professor
Michelle Hartley-McAndrew, MD, received a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in 1996 and a medical degree from University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, School of Medicine and Medical Science in 2001. She completed residency training at UB in pediatrics in 2004 and in child neurology in 2007. During this time, she received the Michael E. Cohen award for Excellence in Resident Research. Hartley-McAndrew then served a neurophysiology fellowship with a concentration in epilepsy at The University at Buffalo in 2008. That same year, she joined the UB Department of Neurology as clinical assistant professor of child neurology, board-certified in both pediatrics and neurology with special qualification in child neurology. She also serves as assistant professor and graduate research director in the Physician Assistant Department at D’Youville College.
Hartley-McAndrew is the medical director of the Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, jointly operated by Kaleida Health and UB. She primarily cares for children with autism spectrum disorders and is involved in the center’s multidisciplinary approach to the early diagnosis of children with this disability.
Hartley-McAndrew researches epileptiform abnormalities that are seen in patients with autism spectrum disorders. She has been an author on four peer-review publications and has co-authored a book chapter on “Infantile Spasms” in the book, Epilepsy Syndromes.
Hartley-McAndrew was a case reviewer for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program from 2008-2010. She has been a guest speaker on autism at Harvard University, at Daemen College and in the Buffalo Public Schools. She is on the advisory board for the Parent Network grant “Preventing the Storm” and is a co-director of manuscript review for the North American Journal of Medicine and Science, Western New York Branch. She also has served as a reviewer of current practices for the National Professional Development Center on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Evidence-Based Practices Update.