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Chris M. Anderson, MD, FACS

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Chris M. Anderson, MD, FACS

Board-Certified Pediatric Surgeon

  • Fellowship-Trained Specialist
  • Award-Winning Surgeon
  • Active in Clinical Research
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  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Chest Wall Defects
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Fetal Surgery


Dr. Anderson specializes in minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery and is committed to providing children with the most advanced surgical care. Along with his clinical practice, he is actively involved in minimally invasive research at the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement at Florida Hospital Celebration Health.

Dr. Anderson is a board-certified general surgeon and board certified in pediatric surgery. Dr. Anderson was born and raised in Iowa where he studied for his undergraduate and medical school degree at the University of Iowa. After receiving his medical degree, he moved to San Antonio to complete general surgical residency training at the University of Texas. During his residency, he completed a two year research fellowship studying neuroblastoma, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and human blood substitutes at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During his pediatric surgery fellowship at The University of Texas and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, he was further trained in general pediatric surgery and pediatric surgical oncology. Dr. Anderson is one of only a few surgeons who have completed a formal, one year training program in pediatric minimally invasive surgical techniques at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.


  • Board Certified, General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • Fellow, Pediatric Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Fellow, Pediatric Endoscopy, Children’s Hospital University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
  • Fellowship, Research, University of Texas Health Science Center Department of Surgery, San Antonio, TX
  • Residency, Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Medical Degree, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


  • Clinician of the Year Award, Florida Hospital (2011)
  • Surgeon of the Quarter, Florida Hospital (2010)
  • J. Bradley Aust Traveling Fellowship Award (2004)
  • Resident Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award Finalist
  • Student Research Fellowship 1994 and 1995
  • Graduated with High Distinction in Psychology
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Psi Chi (Psychology Honorary Society)
  • University of Iowa Honors Program
  • Dean’s List (Spring 1991-Spring 1994)
  • University of Iowa Tuition Scholarship (Fall 1991-Spring 1994)

Current Research and Innovation

  • Provisional patent:
    • Pediatric G-tube insertion device (GID)
    • Laparoscopic gastrostomy tube
  • Pediatric minimally invasive surgical simulation software
  • Robotic pediatric surgery

Professional Organizations

  • Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons Member
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Member
  • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association Member
  • J. Bradley Aust Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association



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