Friends of Ignatius speaker series

We welcome Michael R. Anderson and his presentation on:

Healthy Children, Healthy Community, Health World:  A Social Justice Focus on Children's Health

Michael R. Anderson, MD, MBA, FAAP was named President of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Senior Vice President, Children's Services for UCSF Health in December of 2016.

His work at USCF Benioff Childrens has focused on assuring patients the utmost in safety, quality and patient-centeredness while developing nationally renowned academic programs of excellence at the San Francisco and Oakland Campuses. Dr. Anderson’s vision for UCSF BCH lies in Healthy Children (a commitment to every child, everyday); Healthy Communities (partnering to be a beacon of hope for all children of the region in the quest to stamp out health inequity) and a Healthy World (supporting world-class basic, translational, clinical and outcomes-based research to benefit all children). In the past year, Dr. Anderson’s team have driven improved financial performance, improved quality metrics and increased US News rankings.  

Dr. Anderson is a pediatric critical care specialist and has published/presented on a variety of pediatric topics including safety/high reliability, pediatric disaster preparedness, and physician workforce.  As President George W. Bush’s appointee, he served as Vice Chair of the National Commission on Children and Disasters.  He has testified before the U.S. Senate and the President’s Commission on Bioethics; has chaired an Institute of Medicine Committee on Pediatric Disaster Response and Recovery and is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In 2014, Dr. Anderson was appointed by the Obama Administration to chair the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters at HHS.  He has served on three national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics, having chaired its Committee on Pediatric Workforce.

Dr. Anderson has served on several nonprofit boards including MedWorks, the FBI Citizens Academy Foundation, Cuyahoga Health Alliance Program, the Children’s Museum of Cleveland, John Carroll University Board of Directors and the Community Advisory Board for Cleveland State University’s Urban Health Program. He was awarded the Charles Hudson Career Service Award by the Cleveland Medical Association in 2014. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by John Carroll University for his contributions to medicine and the JCU community. In 2018 Dr. Anderson was named an Executive Fellow at the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco for his contributions to non-profit management.

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.

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