Robert E. Anderson, MD

Dr. Robert E. "Andy" Anderson, MD, was a founding faculty member of the UNM School of Medicine. He served as the Chair of the Department of Pathology from 1968-1991, when he left UNM to become Vice President of the Health Sciences Center at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Anderson was an inspiring leader who made innovative and lasting contributions to Pathology education, research, and clinical service. He challenged faculty, residents and fellows to always ask the most important questions from the autopsies, biopsies, laboratory data, and clinical information derived from the patients encountered in clinical service.

Dr. Anderson's contributions and leadership on the local, national, and international stage set an example for us today. Not only did he lead at the University of New Mexico and nationally to promote medical education and training, rigorous biomedical research and clinical service, he also made a lasting contribution to the State of New Mexico and the UNM Health Sciences Center through his support of the New Mexico Tumor Registry, the Office of the Medical Investigator and the Cancer Center.

In recognition of his seminal contributions, the UNM Department of Pathology established The Robert E. Anderson endowment to further the outstanding teaching, research, and service missions of the UNM Department of Pathology.