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Andrew Handel, MD, FAAPAssistant Professor of PediatricsDepartment of PediatricsDivision of Infectious DiseasesRenaissance School of Medicine


Dr. Handel is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases, with experience treating complicated bacterial, fungal and viral infections involving all organs and body parts. As a result of his training on Long Island, he has particular interest in tickborne illnesses including Lyme disease and babesiosis. He has conducted research on Lyme disease, novel diagnostic tools, appropriate antibiotic use, COVID-19, and tropical infections. He has a passion for children's health, evidence-based medicine, and supporting families through challenging medical episodes.


  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Residency, Stony Brook Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Stony Brook Children's Hospital
  • Bachelor's, Cornell University