Andrew McCormick, MD, FAAP

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, UPMC Vascular Anomaly Center
  • Director, Healthy Transitions Program

Andrew McCormick is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. He trained in the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at UPMC and joined the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh after completing his training. His clinical interest include care for children and adults with Vascular Anomalies and serves as the Medical Director of the Vascular Anomaly Center of UPMC. He also works in the Down Syndrome Center of Western PA and directs the Healthy Transitions Program for the Center. He is also an active member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is Course Director for the Pediatric Advance Physical Exam Course and the Clinical Experiences course.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2005-Present
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2007-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007-Present
  • Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, 2013-Present
  • International Society for Study of Vascular Anomalies, 2016-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Molecular Biology and Psychology, summa cum laude, Grove City College, 2003
  • MD, cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, 2007-2011

Selected Publications

Yuan G, Adhikary G, McCormick AA, Holcroft JJ, Kumar GK, Prabhakar NR. Role of oxidative stress in intermittent hypoxia-induced immediate early gene activation in rat PC12 cells. J Physiol. 2004 Jun 15;557(3):773-83.

Davis KS, McCormick AA, Jabbour N. What might parents read: Sorting webs of online information on vascular anomalies. Intern J Ped Otorhinolaryngology. 2017 Feb 93: 63-67.
McCormick A, Polak C, Fox M, Carlson M, Guthrie C, Decker M, Hupp D, Butler G, Urbach A. Condition Help: 10 years of Experience Enhancing our Culture of Family Engagement. Patient Experience Journal. 2018 July Vol 5: Iss 2.

McCormick A, Tarchichi T, Azbell C, Grunwaldt L, Jabbour N. Subglottic Hemangioma: understanding the association with facial segmental hemangioma in a beard distribution. Intern J Ped Otorhinolaryngology. 2018 113C: 34-37.

Santoro S, Cannon S, Capone G, Franklin C, Hart J, Hobensack V, Kishnani P, Macklin E, Manickam K, McCormick A, Nash P, Oreskovic N, Patsiogiannis V, Steingass K, Torres, A, Valentini D, Vellody K and Skotko B. Unexplained Regression in Down Syndrome: 35 cases from an International Down Syndrome Database. Genetics in Medicine. 2020; 22 (4) 767-776.

Thakrar D, McCormick A, Yilmaz S, Malek, M, Squires J. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of congenital and infantile hemangiomas: preliminary results from a case series. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020; 214 (3) 658-664.

Ghuman A, Marathe P, Tarchichi T, McCormick A. Safety and cost effectiveness of a single outpatient encounter for initiation of propranolol in treatment of infantile hemangioma. Dermatology and Clinical Research. 2020 April 8(1) 1129 - 1133.

Whelan R, Luu K, McCoy J, McCormick A, Padia R. Clinical Importance of Lymphocytopenia in Pediatric Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformations. Medical Research Archives Journal. 2020 August

Szymusiak J, McCormick A. Learning by Doing: Design and Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Curriculum for Pediatric Hospitalists. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2020 5(5)


Lu E, Leyens K, Tarchichi T, Choi S, McIntire S & McCormick A. Work Engagement as a Measure of Wellness in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. International Journal of Clinical Pediatrics. 2020 Oct 9(4)


Dharmarajan H, McCoy J, Jabbour N, McCormick A, Xavier F, Correa D & Padia R. Peri-Procedural Anticoagulation in Patients with Head and Neck vs Extremity Venous Malformations. Laryngoscopy. 2021 May 131 (5) 1163-1167.


Vanzant s, McCormick A. Healthcare Transition for Individuals with Down Syndrome: A Needs Assessment. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2021 accepted pending publication

Academic and Research Interests

  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Healthcare Transition
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion