MAYWOOD, IL – Douglas Anderson, MD, one of the nation’s most accomplished neurosurgeons, has been appointed chair of the department of neurological surgery of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Anderson has helped establish Stritch School of Medicine’s department of neurological surgery as an internationally known center for education, research and patient care. Dr. Anderson joined Loyola in 1983 and has been a full professor since 2007.
Dr. Anderson will head one of the most comprehensive and advanced neurosurgery departments in the nation. Loyola’s multidisciplinary neurosurgery team performs more than 1,000 cranial surgeries and collaborates on approximately 150 cranial-base operations per year, which places Loyola among the top five centers in the United States. Dr. Anderson will lead the department’s academic initiatives as well as its clinical and graduate medical education programs.
Before being named chair, Dr. Anderson was the department’s director of resident education, director of the spina bifida clinic and co-director of the Center for Skull Base Surgery.
Dr. Anderson has performed more than 3,000 complex brain surgeries in adults and children for conditions including acoustic tumors, aneurysms, brain tumors, epilepsy, facial pain, Parkinson’s disease, trigeminal neuralgia and vascular malformations. Dr. Anderson is an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and study abstracts presented at neurosurgical meetings.
Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School/Finch University of Health Sciences. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. He is board certified in neurological surgery.
Dr. Anderson lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife, Ann Anderson. He is an accomplished baritone singer who specializes in singing Johann Sebastian Bach and other classical music.