Dr. Anderson is professor of surgery and global health medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle where his practice for over 20 years has…
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Patient Care Philosophy
As a surgeon, I am honored to participate in the care of women with breast cancer and breast health issues. Multidisciplinary collaboration is the key to decision-making regarding the best approaches to cancer treatment.
Women often have choices in diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Women in similar situations may select different treatment pathways based on their personal goals and concerns. I work in close collaboration with my patients to help them select from the best evidence-based approaches that achieve both personal and oncologic goals.
It is a privilege to participate with patients and their families during these periods of life challenges especially at the time of a new cancer diagnosis. I find myself inspired by what my patients do and how they do it, which helps me grow as a physician and person.
Bicycling, physical fitness and wellness, music, photography, international travel and being with my loving family.
Breast cancer surgery; oncoplastic techniques in breast conservation surgery and mastectomy; multidisciplinary breast cancer diagnosis and treatment; lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS); ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS); sentinel node mapping; phyllodes tumors.
Dr. Anderson created and chairs the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), which developed resource-stratified guidelines for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis treatment and palliative care for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). On the U.S. delegation to the 58th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Dr. Anderson contributed to the 2005 World Health Organization (WHO) Cancer Prevention and Control Resolution. Most recently, Dr. Anderson serves as advisor to WHO in the development of resource-appropriate technology utilization for cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.
In acknowledgment of his international work, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) awarded Dr. Anderson their 2011 Partners in Progress Award. The National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) awarded him their 2013 Inspiration Award, recognizing his dedication and efforts to improve quality and effectiveness of breast cancer care around the globe. In 2014, Dr. Anderson was re-elected for a second term to the Board of Directors of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the oldest international professional organization addressing global cancer control.
|Albert Einstein College of Medicine||Medical education||1985
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center||Fellowship||General Surgery||
|Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine||Internship||General Surgery||
|Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine||Residency||General Surgery||
|American Board of Surgery||Surgery||1994