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Anderson, Frederick W, MD

Title: Associate Professor

Office: AHC2 554B

Phone: 305-348-4840


Specialty: Family Medicine

Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Department(s): Humanities, Health and Society

Frederick Anderson, MD is an Associate Professor and Medical Director for the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society.  He is board certified in Family Medicine. While attending medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, his area of concentration was in health care for the underserved, and he was an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recipient. After medical school, Dr. Anderson trained at the Family Medicine residency at the University of Miami. He then served in the National Health Service Corps at a community clinic in Little Havana, Miami. He was also medical supervisor for Miami-Dade County’s Medical Care-a-vans, where he oversaw mobile outreach efforts to vulnerable populations. Dr. Anderson joined Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in June 2012. As Medical Director, he oversees the clinical care of one of the signature programs at HWCOM—Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP) and its fleet of Mobile Health Centers. Dr. Anderson leads quality improvement efforts and works on developing and integrating clinical services for the department and HWCOM. He has served as PI for numerous grants to support the clinical enterprises, presents locally and nationally, and publishes to disseminate lessons learned from NeighborhoodHELP and its innovative service-learning program. Dr. Anderson also acts as the electronic medical record (EMR) lead for HWCOM; he leads the training for providers and students as well the design of EMR documentation for NeighborhoodHELP. He is committed to teaching medical students with involvement in Clinical Skills, case-based learning sessions, primary care preceptorship, Family Medicine clerkship, among other courses, as well as teaching residents at West Kendall Baptist Hospital’s Family Medicine residency. Dr. Anderson’s projects and scholarship efforts include incorporating social determinants of health into the medical plan of care, effectively integrating behavioral health with primary care, and the use of health information technology to improve care to underserved communities.

Select Publications

Dorcius D, Levitt E, McCauley A, Levine J, Carleton L, Martinez Harvell G, Pedoussaut M, Bisschops J, Wells A, Anderson F. Performance of a Student-run, Community Outreach Program at Reaching At-risk Populations in Miami-Dade County.  Florida Medical Student Research Journal. 2019: 20-26.

Greer PJ, Brown DR, Brewster LG, Lage OG, Esposito KF, Whisenant EB, Anderson FW, Castellanos NK, Stefano TA, Rock JA. Socially Accountable Medical Education: An Innovative Approach at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Academic Medicine. 2018-93(1):60-65.

Persaud-Sharma D and Anderson F. Defining the role of a medical student during a sub-internship.  Journal of Contemporary Medical Education 2016-4(3):123-124.

Anderson F, Bose N, Hammad Z. Precepting in the Community. Florida Family Physician. 2014;63(1):16-18.

Areas of Interest

Health Care for Underserved Populations
Health Equity