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  • Christopher Anderson, MD

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    Phone: (601) 984-5105
    Fax: (601) 815-1028 


    Dr. Christopher D. Anderson, an abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon, joined the UMMC Department of Surgery as an associate professor and chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery.

    Anderson, who was born in Lucedale and graduated high school in Marshall, TX, earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1995. He earned his MD from Emory University in 1999, and spent the next seven years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he completed a general surgery residency and a research fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery.

    He completed a fellowship in abdominal transplant surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, in 2008.

    Following his subspecialty training, he joined Washington's faculty as an assistant professor. He focused on adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplant as well as complex hepatobiliary surgery. He began the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy program at Barnes Jewish Hospital and was a member of the Siteman Cancer Center and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center. At Washington, Anderson also served as an associate residency program director for the general surgery residency.

    He also has received numerous awards and honors, including a scholarship in 1998 from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, a 2002 Kenneth Jacobs Surgical Research Scholarship at Vanderbilt and a young investigator award from the International Pediatric Transplant Association in 2007. He also won the Harwell Wilson Award for Excellence in Surgical Residency at Vanderbilt in 2006. He was recently included in Best Doctors in America for 2011.

    Anderson's research interests focus on the use of steatotic (fatty) livers in transplantation. In 2008, he received the American Society of Transplant Surgeons-Astellas Faculty Development Award to investigate the mechanisms of increased cold ischemia and reperfusion injury in transplanted steatotic livers. He subsequently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the same conditions.

    Among other professional groups and associations, Anderson is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association. He serves in leadership positions within the Association for Academic Surgery and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

    Education and training

    • University of Southern Mississippi - BS, 1995
    • Emory University - MD, 1999
    • Vanderbilt University - Intern, general surgery, 1999-2000
      • Resident, general surgery, 2000-02 
      • Fellow, hepatobiliary surgical research, 2002-04
      • Senior resident, general surgery, 2004-05 
      • Chief resident, general surgery, 2005-06
    • Washington University - Fellow, abdominal transplant surgery, 2006-08

    Professional memberships

    • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
    • American Society of Transplantation (AST)
    • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)
    • Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)
    • American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (AHPBA)
    • The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
    • Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS)
    • Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT)