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Anderson, Frederick W

Title: Medical Director for the Department of Humanities, Health & Society; and Assistant Professor

Office: AHC2 588

Phone: 305-348-4840


Department(s): Humanities, Health and Society

Dr. Frederick Anderson is board certified in Family Medicine. Since starting his career, Dr. Anderson's focus has been on caring for medically underserved populations and seeking innovative ways to build effective interdisciplinary teams to address their health care needs. Dr. Anderson began as a National Health Service Corps participant at Penalver Clinic, a Jackson Health System (JHS) community-based health center in Little Havana, Florida. While there, he was promoted to Associate Medical Director and also served as Medical Supervisor for the JHS Medical Care-a-vans, where he collaborated with nurse practitioners and medical teams in mobile outreach efforts to Sweetwater, Little Haiti, Hialeah, and other underserved areas in Miami-Dade County. In addition, Dr. Anderson was appointed Medical Director at four health clinics of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In 2010, he became Medical Director at Rosie Lee Wesley Health Center, a JHS community clinic located in South Miami-Dade County. Dr. Anderson has had other leadership roles with JHS, such as a physician leader in the implementation of CERNER, an electronic medical records solution for JHS primary care clinics. He joined Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in June 2012. At HWCOM, Dr. Anderson is Associate Medical Director of Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ and a member of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.

Education and Training

MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Residency, Family Medicine, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Family Medicine
Program, Miami, Florida
Honors Baccalaureate Degree in Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

Family Medicine

Albert Schweitzer fellow 1999 - 2000
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award 2004

Area of Interest
Health Care for Underserved Populations
Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ Mobile Health Center