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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Wake Forest University (1998)
Top 50%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
American Board of Dermatology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Anderson is affiliated with 1 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital
    1700 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239
    Top 25%
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Anderson has contributed to 7 publications.
    Title Emergency Preparedness for Health Professionals in a Statewide Ahec Program: the First Two Years.
    Date September 2007
    Journal Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

    In 2003 through 2005, the California Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program developed an educational delivery system, through partnerships with six AHECs and state organizations concerned with emergency preparedness, to train for public health emergency preparedness the health professionals who practice primarily in the state's medically underserved areas. Four educational modules--General Emergency Preparedness, Bioterrorism, Chemical and Radiologic Agents, and Emerging Infections--were developed and delivered by a trained, multidisciplinary, community-based faculty. The authors discuss the organization, partnerships, curriculum, faculty, characteristics of trainees, outcomes of the program, effects for AHECs, and the evaluation used to commit the organization and program process to the intended program objectives during the two-year period. Over 9,000 health professionals attended one or more of the 462 educational presentations. Approximately one third of attendees were physicians, and 82% of the learners were from sites that typically care for the underserved. Important to the success of the program (which still continues in a revised form) were the types of partnerships, an orientation of the curriculum to all-hazards disaster preparedness, the delivery of educational sessions at clinical sites, and the increased capacities of community AHECs to facilitate continuing professional education. The challenges were the diminished role of a key partner organization, uncertainties within the funding agency, and the widespread geographic area to address.

    Title Aerosol Delivery of Urocanic Acid-modified Chitosan/programmed Cell Death 4 Complex Regulated Apoptosis, Cell Cycle, and Angiogenesis in Lungs of K-ras Null Mice.
    Date September 2006
    Journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

    The low efficiency of conventional therapies in achieving long-term survival of patients with lung cancer calls for development of novel treatment options. Although several genes have been investigated for their antitumor activities through gene delivery, problems surrounding the methods used, such as efficiency, specificity, and toxicity, hinder application of such therapies in clinical settings. Aerosol gene delivery as nonviral and noninvasive method for gene therapy may provide an alternative for a safer and more effective treatment for lung cancer. In this study, imidazole ring-containing urocanic acid-modified chitosan (UAC) designed in previous study was used as a gene carrier. The efficiency of UAC carrier in lungs was confirmed, and the potential effects of the programmed cell death protein 4 (PDCD4) tumor suppressor gene on three major pathways (apoptosis, cell cycle, and angiogenesis) were evaluated. Aerosol containing UAC/PDCD4 complexes was delivered into K-ras null lung cancer model mice through the nose-only inhalation system developed by our group. Delivered UAC/PDCD4 complex facilitated apoptosis, inhibited pathways important for cell proliferation, and efficiently suppressed pathways important for tumor angiogenesis. In summary, results obtained by Western blot analysis, immunohistochemistry, and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated nick end labeling assay suggest that our aerosol gene delivery technique is compatible with in vivo gene delivery and can be applied as a noninvasive gene therapy.

    Title A High Inorganic Phosphate Diet Perturbs Brain Growth, Alters Akt-erk Signaling, and Results in Changes in Cap-dependent Translation.
    Date March 2006
    Journal Toxicological Sciences : an Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology

    Inorganic phosphate (Pi) plays a key role in diverse physiological functions. Recently, considerable progress has been made in our understanding of the function and regulation of the brain-specific sodium-dependent inorganic phosphate transporter 1 (NPT1), which is found to exist principally in cerebrum and cerebellum. The potential importance of Pi as a novel signaling molecule and the poor prognosis of diverse neurodegenerative diseases that involve brain-specific NPT1 have prompted us to define the pathways by which Pi affects mouse brain growth. A high phosphate diet caused an increase in serum Pi accompanied by a decrease in calcium, and a decrease in body weight coupled with a decreased relative weight of cerebellum. A high phosphate diet caused a significant increase in protein expression of NPT1, both in cerebrum and cerebellum. Additionally, the high phosphate diet increased Homo sapiens v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1 (Akt) phosphorylation at Ser473 in cerebrum and cerebellum, whereas suppression of Akt phosphorylation at Thr308 was observed only in cerebellum. Selective suppression of eukaryotic translation initiation factor-binding protein (eIF4E-BP1) in cerebrum was induced by high levels of Pi, which induced cap-dependent and cap-independent protein translation in cerebrum and cerebellum, respectively. Phosphorylation of extracellular regulated kinase 1 (ERK1) in comparison with that of ERK2 was significantly reduced in both cerebrum and cerebellum. High levels of Pi reduced protein expressions of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and cyclin D1 in cerebrum and cerebellum. In conclusion, the results indicate that high dietary Pi can perturb normal brain growth, possibly through Akt-ERK signaling in developing mice.

    Title Bowen Disease of the Eyelid Successfully Treated with Imiquimod.
    Date September 2005
    Journal Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    We present a case of Bowen disease affecting the eyelid that was successfully treated with imiquimod. The clinical presentation, histopathology, and treatment of this case are presented. The tumor was treated with imiquimod for 3 months, leading to complete resolution of the disease both clinically and histopathologically. There was no evidence of recurrence 5 months after treatment cessation. Imiquimod was safely used on the eyelid in this case and may avoid extensive periocular tumor excision and reconstruction in Bowen disease.

    Title Changes in Aspects of Children's Oral-health-related Quality of Life Following Dental Treatment Under General Anaesthesia.
    Date November 2004
    Journal International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry / the British Paedodontic Society [and] the International Association of Dentistry for Children

    This study was intended to examine the treatment-associated change in aspects of oral-health-related quality of life (QoL) among children (and their families) undergoing dental rehabilitation under general anaesthesia (GA).

    Title Primary Nocardia Brasiliensis of the Eyelid.
    Date October 2004
    Journal American Journal of Ophthalmology

    PURPOSE: To report a rare case of lymphocutaneous Nocardia brasiliensis originating in the eyelid. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: The clinical presentation, workup, and treatment of a case of lymphocutaneous Nocardia brasiliensis originating in the eyelid are presented. RESULTS: The patient presented with a preseptal cellulitis from an abrasion of the eyelid that progressed to submandibular lymph node suppuration. Culture was performed, and a diagnosis of lymphocutaneous Nocardia brasiliensis was made. CONCLUSION: Nocardia brasiliensis may cause a lymphocutaneous infection of the face and must be considered in the differential diagnosis of preseptal cellulitis.

    Title Lay and Professional Knowledge of Methods for Emergency Management of Avulsed Teeth.
    Date March 1993
    Journal Endodontics & Dental Traumatology

    Proper treatment during the first 30 minutes offers the best prognosis for traumatically avulsed teeth. This study sought to determine both lay people's and dental professionals' knowledge of and attitude to emergency procedures. A 12-question survey was administered to 5 groups: (a) parents of learner swimmers and (b) coaches of college sports teams (lay); (c) State Dental Nurses, (d) dentists and (e) dental nurse/receptionists (professional). Respondents totalled 184 (a 32, b 86, c 24, d 18, e 24) i.e. 118 lay and 66 professional. Data revealed that group b had the greatest personal experience of avulsed teeth and groups c and e the least. Public hospital accident and emergency services (A & E) were perceived by all groups as most available. 18% of lay groups could not cite an emergency service. Lay people thought first of A & E for management whereas profession groups preferred the victim's own dentist. Most professional people would replant avulsed permanent teeth and about 1/3 would replant deciduous teeth: 1/2 lay people would replant permanent teeth and 1/8 deciduous teeth. Where treatment was not straightforward lay people would seek advice before acting. Half of the lay groups would transport an avulsed tooth dry. All the professionals had had advice on management of avulsed teeth but only 1/4 of the lay groups. This study highlighted the need for educational campaigns aimed at members of the lay public likely to be involved in the emergency management of traumatically avulsed teeth.

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