A renowned pediatric critical care physician, healthcare executive, child advocate, and disaster response and health policy advisor, Michael R. Anderson, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., F.A.A.R.C. has more than 30 years of experience across the medical landscape. As a principal in WittKieffer’s Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Practice, he expertly supports the recruitment of presidents and CEOs, physician executives, deans, department chairs, and other senior-level positions.
Dr. Anderson has served in several healthcare leadership roles including as the inaugural president of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, chief medical officer for the University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, as well as being appointed by various federal and state agencies to help guide pediatric emergency response and policy. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Anderson was asked to join the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services full time as a senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at HHS in Washington, D.C. He also served as a senior advisor at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
As an academic leader, Dr Anderson has published on a variety of pediatric critical care topics including sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, care for immune-suppressed patients, and transport of unstable pediatric patients. Dr. Anderson earned his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and a pediatric critical care fellowship at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
He has earned several awards for his work over the years including the Hudson Physician Leadership Award (Cleveland Medical Society) an Honorary Degree and the Alumni Medal from John Carroll University.