Andrew grew up in a suburb of New York City, before earning his undergraduate degree at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. He attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Maryland, before beginning an Otolaryngology Surgery Residency in Hawaii. Andrew plans on pursuing a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In his free time, Andrew enjoys exercise and exploring new hikes and beaches in Hawaii.


Jawline/Chin Deformity

In facial cosmesis, the chin and jawline are some of the most pronounced and noticeable subunits of the face. Accordingly, small changes in angulation and subcutaneous fat lead to drastic... Continue Reading

Nasal Deformity

Nasal deformity requiring rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, is typically divided into two broad categories. Functional rhinoplasty aims to improve breathing, while cosmetic rhinoplasty is geared towards improving the perceived structure... Continue Reading

Frey Syndrome

Frey syndrome, also knowing gustatory sweating, is classically described in patients after parotidectomy surgery. It occurs as a result of aberrant reinnervation of the superficial skin sweat glands by the... Continue Reading

Lip/Cheekbone Volume Loss

The facial subunits and their relative proportions/symmetry encompass much of what defines subjective ideas of beauty throughout modern cultures. There are certain ideal ratios that define the cosmetically appealing lips... Continue Reading

Adenoid Hypertrophy

Adenoid hypertrophy is unusual growth of the lymphatic tissue in the oropharynx known as the adenoid pad. Enlargement can cause obstruction of the nasal airways, leading to mouth breathing and... Continue Reading


Melasma is a condition that results from hyper functioning melanocytes in the skin. After exposure to sun, patients may develop an exaggerated darkening of particular patches of skin faster than... Continue Reading

Acne Scarring

Acne vulgaris is a disease that is common in adolescent populations, with severe lesions frequently causing cosmetically unappealing scars on the face. The pathogenesis of scar formation from acne is... Continue Reading

Pleomorphic Adenoma/Parotid Cancer

Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign salivary gland tumor. Anatomically, the parotid gland is the most commonly affected of the three major salivary glands, comprising about 80 percent of... Continue Reading

Fungal Sinusitis/Mycetoma

Fungal sinusitis is a disorder of the paranasal sinuses, caused by fungal colonization after inhalation of fungal spores in the environment. Individuals with impaired sinus clearance may be at increased... Continue Reading

Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory disorder of the paranasal sinuses, defined as lasting 12 weeks or longer. It is commonly diagnosed in middle-aged individuals, and may present with purulent drainage... Continue Reading

Pituitary Adenoma

Pituitary adenomas are benign tumors of the anterior pituitary gland, with incidence rates between 4 and 78 per 100,000 individuals. They are more common in individuals with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia... Continue Reading

Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Papillary thyroid cancer affects roughly 5 to 15 per 100,000 individuals. In the mid 1900s, the use of radiation treatment for various childhood head and neck conditions lead to a... Continue Reading