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MEET DR. ANNIE ANDREWS
Dr. Annie Andrews is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston and has been a pediatrician at MUSC since 2009. She cares for children and adolescents from all over the Lowcountry at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. There she also developed and directed the Advocacy Curriculum for the Department of Pediatrics.
She is a gun violence prevention researcher and community advocate working to reduce the frequency of pediatric firearm injuries with a focus on secure storage counseling and gun safety education in the community. She is an active volunteer with Moms Demand Action, the largest grassroots gun violence prevention organization in the country. She is a frequent invited speaker at Children’s Hospitals and Medical Schools across the country on topics related to child health advocacy and gun violence prevention. She is a member of the South Carolina chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Charleston County Medical Society. She serves on the Charleston County Medical Society School Health Committee which advises the Charleston County School District on matters related to child health. She is an appointed member of the City of Charleston Mayor’s Health and Wellness Committee and a member of the Fall Lowcountry cohort of the Furman University Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative.
She received her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and went on to complete her residency training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
She is married to Dr. Charlie Andrews, a Neurological Critical Care doctor at the Medical University of South Carolina. They have three incredible kids – Gracie, Henry, and Evelyn. They reside in Mount Pleasant.
Dr. Annie Andrews is an Associate Professor in the department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where she also performs clinical work as a Pediatrician at MUSC Health - Charleston. MUSC, neither directly or indirectly, endorses the campaign of Dr. Andrews and the views expressed by Dr. Andrews do not represent the views of MUSC or its affiliates.
WHY I'M RUNNING
I have known since I was in preschool that I wanted to be a doctor. And from the first day I stepped foot in a Children’s Hospital, I knew I was going to be a pediatrician. I have served children and families in the Lowcountry as a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital since 2009. I am privileged to care for children from all backgrounds. No matter their race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, I am honored to help them on some of their hardest days. Along with that great privilege comes a front row seat to the consequences of failed policies. I see children who go to bed hungry, children who sit in under-funded schools with under-paid teachers, children who don’t have access to the internet in their homes, children who hear gunshots on the street as they try to fall asleep at night, children whose parents are terrified that their hospital bill will plunge them into poverty. I believe it is my duty as a pediatrician and community member to advocate for these children and their families. It was never part of my plan to run for Congress. I love being a doctor. But I am frustrated with the politics in Washington, DC. Governing shouldn’t be about scoring political points or toeing the party line. Governing should be about helping people. I truly believe that if we work together, we can lift each other up and no one is more deserving of that than the children of our communities. I am running for Congress to solve real problems for the people of the Lowcountry.
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