Ben Anderson, MD Receives National Consortium of Breast Centers' Inspiration Award
Dr. Ben Anderson (pictured right) will receive the National Consortium of Breast Centers' Inspiration Award during the 2013 National Interdisciplinary Breast Conference.
The conference will run from Saturday, March 23rd through Wednesday, March 27th, in the beautiful Las Vegas Paris Hotel. This award is given annually to the individual who embodies the spirit of selfless leadership and provides the inspiration for all other providers of breast health care. The recipient has gone above and beyond the typical expectation for their profession. They become a symbol and example of "how to do it right." The individual may be a professional or a lay person who has contributed to the field of breast care. Through their actions these individuals have demonstrated their commitment to those with breast health issues.
A Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben Anderson is devoted to caring for patients with breast health issues and cancer. Dr. Anderson's clinical interest in high risk breast health evaluation, international breast health care, locally advanced breast cancer, minimally invasive breast diagnosis and oncoplastic breast surgery, which improves major oncologic procedures by utilizing reconstructive and cosmetic procedures simultaneously.
Dr. Anderson, creator and chair of the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), developed and studies implementation of resource-sensitive, culturally appropriate guidelines for breast cancer early detection, diagnosis and treatment in low and middle income countries.
Dr. Anderson joined the surgical faculty at the University of Washington in 1994; he served as the clinical medical director of the breast program from 1998-2003. He now serves as the director of the Breast Health Center. His peers elected him for inclusion in "Best Doctors in America" and he has been re-elected every year since that time. To honor his commitment to women's health throughout the world and his dedicated efforts to improve their quality of care, Dr. Anderson was awarded the 2011 Partners in Progress Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The oldest international professional organization focused on addressing cancer at a global level, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) elected Dr. Anderson to their Board of Directors.
We are proud to honor Dr. Anderson with the 2013 NCBC Inspiration Award.
Modified March 2013 - MDH