John E. Anderson, M.D.

John E. Anderson, M.D.
President & CEO

Adult, Pediatric, & Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Anderson has an extensive clinical and academic cardiothoracic surgery background over his 30-year career in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. John E. Anderson is a practicing adult, pediatric, and congenital cardiothoracic surgeon in the New York City and Eastern Pennsylvania area. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska Dr. Anderson earned his MD degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California and performed his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia. Dr. Anderson is a Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon and is a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgery, the International Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.

Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgical experience includes Domestic and International Surgical Practice. Domestic experience began at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in 1985 and includes Tufts University’s New England Medical Center in Boston 1987 to 1990.

Dr. Anderson’s Private Practice included Adult & Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center 2003 and 2004; Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center 1991 to 2002 and; General Thoracic Surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital & St. Vincent’s Hospital on Staten Island.

Academic and Administrative positions for Dr. Anderson have included Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center from 1991 through 2002; Director Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center, Iowa 2005 & 2006; and Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Hamot Medical Center 2008 & 2009. Academic Research interests have centered on the molecular biology of myocardial protection.

While practicing at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, an international charity surgery program was developed for pediatric and adult cardiothoracic patients. More than 20% of all pediatric patients operated upon at SUNY Downstate Brooklyn were from this charity program. During this time of tenure as Director, adult and pediatric patients from a diverse number of countries underwent surgery for repair of their acquired and congenital heart defects at SUNY Downstate Brooklyn.

Due to interests in international health care medical trips were organized with teams of medical students, physicians and nursing health practitioners for international liaison to the nations of Bosnia, Cuba, and Egypt. Additionally, the Heart Team from Brooklyn traveled to Jamaica on several occasions to operate on both pediatric and adult cardiothoracic patients operating with the Jamaica Heart Team at U.W.I. in 1996 to 1998.

International cardiac surgery experience as a licensed cardiothoracic surgeon has included being a senior consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the Penang Adventist Hospital in Penang, Malaysia from 2011 through 2015. Additional International Cardiothoracic Surgery experience includes operating in Guayaquil, Ecuador and Bogota, Columbia in 1990; Kingston, Jamaica in 1996 and 1997; Penang, Malaysia 2003 and 2004; and Santiago, Dominican Republic in 2009. On each occasion Dr. Anderson operated with the Heart Team in each of these country’s cardiothoracic surgical programs.

In addition to the practice of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Anderson has been committed to a preventive cardiac diagnostic practice in Manhattan including lifestyle medicine focused on early diagnosis and prevention of coronary artery disease. He conducted Cardiac Screening Clinics utilizing newly developed cardiac diagnostic technology for the early detection of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries of the heart. By helping patients determine their precise heart diagnosis in a non-invasive manner within the outpatient setting Dr. Anderson increased the awareness of detecting heart disease early and utilize lifestyle modification to reverse heart disease.

Dr. Anderson’s professional community service includes sponsoring seminars regarding lifestyle medicine, personally conducting seminars in Early Detection and Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease in Manhattan, New Jersey, and metropolitan New York City specifically focusing on life-style medicine in the prevention of coronary artery disease from 1998 through 2008.

Dr. Anderson has served as a pastor from 2000 until 2005 at the New York SDA Fellowship, a church in Lower East-side Manhattan.

Dr. Anderson has mentored both physicians in cardiothoracic surgery and international US physicians regularly in his career. Dr. Anderson has served briefly as a project manager for business developers of International Telemedicine. Ongoing International Medical Projects of focus have included Health-Care Development Assessment in Bosnia and Ecuador; Formation of a US Team for Collaboration and Development of Laparoscopic Capability at the University of Banja Luca, Bosnia; and Cardiothoracic Surgery Team development in Jamaica, Columbia, Malaysia and Nigeria.

Dr. Anderson has developed skills of public speaking, building teams through peacemaking, consensus, and collaboration as well as clear priorities of charity in all health care endeavors. From the medical experience listed above Global Health Care, Inc. was formed in 2007 for the purpose of Establishing Centers of Excellence for Health Care for the International Community. The focus for Global Health Care, Inc. is “Quality Health Care will no longer be dictated by national boundaries.”

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