Senior Medical Leader
Andy has 18 years of experience in all aspects of managed care and leading organization wide initiatives with direct impact in hospital operations and patient care. After moving from the Midwest and joining a large multispecialty group in Silicon Valley, Andrew was recognized and cultivated to be a leader of the local department and later of the entire Service Line. He chairs the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Urgent Care Service Line and has led a cross-functional team leveraging lean principles to design and improve urgent care delivery, access, service, quality, and affordability across 10 urgent care sites. Andrew has also developed a new vision, strategy, value, and sustainable change for urgent cares, aligning vertically the organizational goals and incentives with front line work.
While continuing to have one foot in the clinical world and another on the administrative side he has a keen sense of the greater organization goals while still understanding how that translates to the front-line providers and staff. He is passionate about bringing the value of technology to his profession and is adept at implementing these solutions in complex clinical environments. Andrew utilizes a pragmatic approach to problem solving and pulls from other industry design and thinking to solve some of the most complicated problems in healthcare. Andrew has also discovered and developed many strong new leaders in his organizations and is effective at managing those already in leadership positions. Andrew brings an unassuming quiet leadership to his teams and asks for input to be incorporated into a given initiative regardless of origin as long as it is solid and aligned with the key goals of the organization. Andrew has worked at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health, and Genesys Regional Medical Center.
Andy holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Anthropology and Zoology from the University of Michigan.