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Michael R. Anderson, MD, MBA, FAAPM

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters Board Member

Dr. Michael R. Anderson is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at University Hospitals, the Cleveland-based health system with $3.3 billion in annual revenues, 25,000 physicians and employees, and a national reputation for the highest-quality health care. Dr. Anderson is also Chief Medical Officer for University Hospitals Case Medical Center, the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. This 1,036-bed academic medical center is the hub of UH’s integrated system of 14 medical centers, 26 outpatient health centers, eight urgent-care centers and more than 230 physician offices across Northeast Ohio.

Under Dr. Anderson, UH Case Medical Center has joined the U.S. News & World Report 2013-2014 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, one of only 18 hospitals in the country on that prestigious list. UH Case Medical Center also earned the 2012-13 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, the nation’s most prestigious award for care-quality leadership and innovation. And UH
Photograph of Chair Michael R. Anderson, M.D., MBA, FAAP
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, on the UH Case Medical Center campus, ranks among the country’s Best Children’s Hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report and The Leapfrog Group.

Dr. Anderson enjoys rising stature as a sought-after authority on bioethics, children’s health policy, pediatric disaster preparedness, system quality and the physician workforce. As President George W. Bush’s appointee, Dr. Anderson served as Vice Chair of the National Commission on Children and Disasters. He has testified before the U.S. Senate, the President’s Commission on Bioethics and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System. Dr. Anderson chairs the National Children’s Hospitals Disaster Task Force, and is a leader in disaster preparedness at the local and state level. He has served on three national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics and chaired its Committee on Pediatric Workforce.

He is an associate professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, where Dr. Anderson’s research has garnered funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Emergency Medical Systems for Children. He has published on a variety of pediatric critical-care topics including sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, care of the immune-suppressed patient, and transport of the unstable pediatric patient.

Who’s Who in America named Dr. Anderson one of the Nation’s Top Pediatricians, and he is a two-time finalist for the Crain’s Cleveland Business “Health Care Hero” award. In 2014, Dr Anderson was awarded the Charles L.Hudson Distinguised Service Award by the Cleveland Academy of Medicine. Dr. Anderson also earned numerous undergraduate and graduate academic and medical honors. In 2013, Becker’s Hospital Review named Dr. Anderson “One of the Top 20 Health Care Leaders to Follow on Twitter (@MikeAndersonMD).” He serves on the Board of Directors of John Carroll University, the Children’s Museum of Cleveland and the Cleveland State University/Northeast Ohio Medical University Community Steering Committee. He is a past chair of the FBI Citizens’ Academy Foundation of Cleveland.

Dr. Anderson earned his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University, and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. In 2013, he earned an MBA in health care administration at the Kent State University School of Business.

National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters (NACCD)

  • This page last reviewed: April 30, 2018