Benjamin Olney Anderson M.D.

 Benjamin  Olney Anderson M.D.


Dr. Anderson is Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle where his clinical practice is devoted to…

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Patient Care Philosophy

To integrate cutting-edge breast diagnostic evaluation, minimally invasive diagnostic techniques and oncoplastic surgical treatment with compassionate, personal care for patients.

Clinical Interests

Oncoplastic breast surgery; breast clinical diagnosis; minimally invasive breast management; and multidiscipliinary breast cancer treatment.

Research Interests

International breast health care; implementation science focusing on low- and middle-income countries; oncoplastic surgical techniques for breast conservation therapy; lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS); Paget's disease of the breast; phyllodes tumors of the breast; management of the high-risk breast cancer patient; and neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer.


Albert Einstein College of MedicineMedical education1985
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterFellowship
Univ. of Colorado School of MedicineInternship
Univ. of Colorado School of MedicineResidency


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgerySurgery1994
Dr. Anderson is Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle where his clinical practice is devoted to caring for patients with breast health issues and cancers. Dr. Anderson’s clinical interests include oncoplastic breast surgery, which simultaneously improves oncologic and cosmetic outcome with complex cancer resections. He holds joint faculty positions in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Division of Public Health Sciences and the UW Department of Global Health and directs the Breast Health Clinic at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). From 2005-2007, Dr. Anderson served as President of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD).

Dr. Anderson created and chairs the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), which developed and studies implementation of resource-sensitive, culturally appropriate guidelines for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis and treatment in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs). As private sector advisor on the U.S. delegation to the 58th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Dr. Anderson contributed to the first WHO Cancer Prevention and Control Resolution passed in 2005, which reinforces comprehensive cancer policies and strategies for LMCs. Honoring his commitment to women’s health throughout the world and his dedicated efforts to improve their quality of care, Dr. Anderson was awarded the 2011 Partners in Progress Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Most recently, Dr. Anderson was elected to the Board of Directors of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the oldest international professional organization focused on addressing cancer control at a global level.

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