Dr. Anderson is a general internist and healthcare innovator who has devoted his career to improving primary care for vulnerable, medically underserved patients. He currently serves as VP/Chief Quality Officer for Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) and President of ConferMED, CHC’s eConsult telehealth subsidiary. Dr. Anderson began his career as a primary care provider and later assumed the role of Chief Medical Officer for Community Health Center, Inc. With a strong interest in health services research and quality improvement, Dr. Anderson assumed the role of Director of the Weitzman Institute in 2013. There he helped develop and grow the organization into a nationally known center of excellence in research, education, and policy, dedicated to improving healthcare in the medical safety net. At Weitzman, Dr. Anderson led a diverse team of researchers studying ways to improve quality and efficiency in primary care and was instrumental in developing and implementing Weitzman Project ECHO, a telehealth education platform which now reaches hundreds of health centers from all 50 states.
Dr. Anderson’s own research has focused on two major areas of critical importance to primary care, the management of chronic pain and the use of telehealth to improve access to specialty care. He has spoken widely on these two topics and published extensively in top tier medical journals including Health Affairs and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Anderson’s research in eConsults provided the foundation for the development of CHCI’s subsidiary telehealth company, ConferMED. Under his leadership ConferMED has grown into a nationally known, non-profit company providing over 1.5 million patients with access to high quality, educational consults from specialists across the country. Dr. Anderson obtained his undergraduate degree at Harvard College and his MD from Columbia University. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and is a board certified general internist.