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Andrea D. Birnbaum, MD, PhD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Ophthalmology

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Andrea Birnbaum is an ophthalmologist specializing in uveitis and ocular inflammation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. As an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Dr. Birnbaum cares for patients with inflammatory conditions that affect the eye and performs complex cataract surgery. She has a comprehensive ophthalmology clinic and is also involved in training residents at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

Dr. Birnbaum completed her MD and PhD in neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She continued her clinical training, completing both her residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in uveitis at the same institution.

Dr. Birnbaum is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and serves on several educational committees. She is also a member of the American Uveitis Society (AUS), the National Association of VA Physicians and Dentists (NAVAPD), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists (AVAO). She is a founding member of the Midwest Uveitis Society for Science and Education and serves as Secretary for the organization.

Dr. Birnbaum has given numerous presentations at local and national meetings and has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, several of which were recognized for their significance in the field uveitis. Her research interests include the diagnosis and management of ocular inflammatory conditions and she has participated in an international multicenter study to evaluate diagnostic criteria for ocular sarcoidosis. She serves as a reviewer for several ophthalmology journals and has published 4 book chapters focused on uveitis.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    University of Illinois College of Medicine - 2005
  • Residency
    University of Illinois Hospital - 2009
  • Fellowship
    University of Illinois Hospital - 2010

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Ophthalmology

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 15-150

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-8150

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Comprehensive Eye Care
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Uveitis

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HMOI Fox Valley IPA
  • HealthLink
  • Hlth Mrktng Inc (Super PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus