Benjamin O. Anderson, MD

Dr. Benjamin Anderson MD

Benjamin O. Anderson, MD

Professor, Epidemiology
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

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Dr. Ben Anderson is an internationally recognized leader in global cancer control. In 2002, he co-founded the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI). This unique program, which he continues to lead, develops “resource-stratified” guidelines for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment and palliative care in low- and middle-income countries. He also co-chairs Breast Cancer Initiative 2.5, a global campaign to reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes for 2.5 million women between now and 2025. A surgical oncologist, he has published on novel surgical techniques in oncoplastic breast surgery, procedures that simultaneously improve cancer and cosmetic outcomes for patients who undergo breast conservation surgery. He also helps to review and develop guidelines for the treatment of breast cancer patients by serving on national and international panels and committees.

Clinical Interests

Having served as director of the Breast Health Clinic at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center from 1996 to 2018, Dr. Anderson is Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Anderson’s clinical practice is devoted to the care of patients with breast health issues and breast cancer. Since 2005 he has published on novel surgical techniques in oncoplastic breast surgery, procedures that simultaneously improve oncologic and cosmetic outcomes in breast conservation surgery. Dr. Anderson is past-president of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) and currently serves as vice chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Panel and has served as NCCN Global Programs Strategic Advisor since 2016.

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Other Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery (Surgical Oncology Section)
University of Washington School of Medicine

Professor of Global Health - Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine


Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology, 1994.

Residency, University of Colorado, General Surgery, 1992.

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985.

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