Dr. Corrie T. M. Anderson received his A.B. with honors in Biochemistry from Harvard University, then went on to receive his doctor of medicine from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1982. At Stanford, Dr. Anderson was enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), and he did research in the area of DNA repair. Following his post-doctoral fellowship in anesthesiology at The Children’s Hospital in Boston, he became the director of the Pediatric Anesthesiology Program and also the founding Director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain Medicine Program. There he worked tirelessly to advance that program and pediatric pain medicine in general and served as the national chair of the Anesthesiology Section of the National Medical Association (NMA). While at UCLA, he received a number of awards for being an outstanding physician and teacher, earning the respect of students, colleagues and peers.
Never one to rest on his laurels, in 2001 Dr. Anderson moved on to new challenges and accepted a position as the director of the program for Pediatric Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology here at Seattle Children's Hospital. He is also a professor of anesthesiology and adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. At Seattle Children’s he developed an ever-expanding Pediatric Outpatient Pain Clinic, the first in our region for children, which helps make the hospital's expert care available to everyone. Under Dr. Anderson’s stewardship, complementary medicine specialists were hired and a complementary medicine clinic was established at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Anderson has been at the forefront of advancing the accessibility of pain medicine for our littlest ones, receiving research funding, publishing scholarly works and serving as an advisor and board member. He has spoken both nationally and internationally on pain medicine and anesthesia, and he started a national conference on pediatric pain management. More recently. after leaving pain management to help develop a regional anesthesiology program at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Anderson started an international ultrasound guided pediatric regional anesthesiology conference. It has been held annually for the past five years.
Highlighting his more creative side, Dr. Anderson has developed a cutting edge portable pain medicine patient database that is currently employed at Seattle Children’s Hospital and at the San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital. He also holds American and European patents on a forced-air warming blanket with surgical access called the "Corrie Cover”.
Dr. Anderson is a dedicated husband and father of two and an active member of his community, serving as a soccer coach, a USSF referee, and the regional director of girls soccer. In his free time, Dr. Anderson pursues his interest in computer informatics, teaching and photography.