Jennifer C. Andrews, M.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Associate Professor of Pediatrics
M.S.C.R, Emory University, Atlanta, GeorgiaM.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, FloridaB.S., Biological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Research Description
Dr. Andrews serves as the Principle Investigator for several clinical trials, including a multi-institutional randomized clinical control trial investigating human fibrinogen concentrate use in neonates undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass for complex congenital heart disease. Her research interests include medical education, Pediatric Transfusion Medicine, blood utilization especially in children and use of technology to optimize practice.
Clinical Description
Dr. Andrews completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2007, her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Emory University in 2011, and her fellowship in Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking at Stanford in 2012. She was a Clinical Assistant and Associate Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics at Stanford from 2012 until she joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in the summer of 2018. Dr. Andrews practices benign Hematology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, which includes the care of children with anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and other blood disorders. Dr. Andrews also practices Transfusion Medicine, where she cares for adults and children needing apheresis procedures including sickle cell patients. She has won multiple teaching awards from medical students, residents and fellows at Stanford University for her clinical teaching.
Research Keywords
Clinical trials, Pediatric Transfusion Medicine, blood utilization
Clinical Research Keywords
Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Transfusion Medicine
Metcalf RA, Khan J, Andrews J, Mayock D, Billimoria Z, Pagano MB. Severe ABO Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn Requiring Exchange Transfusion. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2018 Jul 7/23/2018; PMID: 30044350, DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001248, ISSN: 1536-3678.

Hunter G, Blankenburg R, Andrews J, Stevenson T. An Unusual Case of Abdominal Pain and Hyponatremia in a 16-Year-Old Girl With Disordered Eating. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2018 Jan; 141(1): PMID: 29208727, PII: peds.2017-0291, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-0291, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Fontaine MJ, Shih H, Schubert R, Wong W, Andrews J, Jeng M, Tirouvanziam R. Leukocyte and plasma activation profiles in chronically transfused patients with a history of allergic reactions. Transfusion [print-electronic]. 2017 Nov; 57(11): 2639-48. PMID: 28880378, DOI: 10.1111/trf.14275, ISSN: 1537-2995.

Andrews J. Evidence for a more restrictive hematocrit trigger for neonates with respiratory failure requiring ECMO [editorial]. Transfusion. 2017 Sep; 57(9): 2063-5. PMID: 28868738, DOI: 10.1111/trf.14254, ISSN: 1537-2995.

Panigrahi AK, Yeaton-Massey A, Bakhtary S, Andrews J, Lyell DJ, Butwick AJ, Goodnough LT. A Standardized Approach for Transfusion Medicine Support in Patients With Morbidly Adherent Placenta. Anesth. Analg. 2017 Aug; 125(2): 603-8. PMID: 28640786, DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002050, ISSN: 1526-7598.

Andrews J, Winkler AM. Challenges with Navigating the Precarious Hemostatic Balance during Extracorporeal Life Support: Implications for Coagulation and Transfusion Management. Transfus Med Rev [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 30(4): 223-9. PMID: 27543261, PII: S0887-7963(16)30043-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2016.07.005, ISSN: 1532-9496.

Metcalf RA, Bakhtary S, Goodnough LT, Andrews J. Clinical Pattern in Hypotensive Transfusion Reactions. Anesth. Analg. 2016 Aug; 123(2): 268-73. PMID: 27284999, DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001387, ISSN: 1526-7598.

Bakhtary S, Gikas A, Glader B, Andrews J. Anti-Mur as the most likely cause of mild hemolytic disease of the newborn. Transfusion [print-electronic]. 2016 May; 56(5): 1182-4. PMID: 26996653, DOI: 10.1111/trf.13552, ISSN: 1537-2995.

McCarthy CE, O'Brien M, Andrews J, Zoland JM, Macasiray E, Wong W, Lo C, Glader B, Tamaresis J, Jeng M. Updated analysis: central venous access device infection rates in an expanded cohort of paediatric patients with severe haemophilia receiving prophylactic recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. Haemophilia [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan; 22(1): 81-6. PMID: 26248602, DOI: 10.1111/hae.12772, ISSN: 1365-2516.

Shah N, Andrews J, Goodnough LT. Transfusions for anemia in adult and pediatric patients with malignancies. Blood Rev [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep; 29(5): 291-9. PMID: 25796130, PII: S0268-960X(15)00016-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.blre.2015.02.001, ISSN: 1532-1681.

Hughes J, McNaughton J, Andrews J, George T, Bergero C, Pyke-Grimm K, Galel SA, Gonzalez C, Goodnough LT, Fontaine MJ. Infusion pump-mediated mechanical hemolysis in pediatric patients. Ann. Clin. Lab. Sci. 2015; 45(2): 140-7. PMID: 25887866, PII: 45/2/140, ISSN: 1550-8080.

Bartholomew F, Aftandilian C, Andrews J, Gutierrez K, Luna-Fineman S, Jeng M. Evaluation of febrile, nonneutropenic pediatric oncology patients with central venous catheters who are not given empiric antibiotics. J. Pediatr [print-electronic]. 2015 Jan; 166(1): 157-62. PMID: 25444524, PII: S0022-3476(14)00822-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.09.008, ISSN: 1097-6833.

Wallenstein MB, Arain YH, Birnie KL, Andrews J, Palma JP, Benitz WE, Chock VY. Red blood cell transfusion is not associated with necrotizing enterocolitis: a review of consecutive transfusions in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. J. Pediatr [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 165(4): 678-82. PMID: 25039042, PMCID: PMC4845907, PII: S0022-3476(14)00529-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.06.012, ISSN: 1097-6833.

McClain CM, Hughes J, Andrews JC, Blackburn J, Sephel S, France D, Viele M, Goodnough LT, Young PP. Blood ordering from the operating room: turnaround time as a quality indicator. Transfusion [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan; 53(1): 41-8. PMID: 22536922, DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03670.x, ISSN: 1537-2995.