Biography

John M. Andersen, M.D., is a graduate of Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (AOA). He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, and fellowship in Gastroenterology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He served as Captain in the United States Air Force. 

Dr. Andersen is presently Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern, and Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at Children's Health. 

Dr. Andersen’s interests include chronic abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and liver transplantation.

He was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018, and was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor in 2018.

In 2018, Dr. Andersen received UT Southwestern's Patient and Family Recognition Award.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1966-1970)
  • Internship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1970-1971), Medicine
  • Residency - Children's Health Dallas (1973-1975), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1975-1978), Gastroenterology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa Iota Chapter, Austin College (2012)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (1983)
  • Texas Medical Association (1983)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (1982-2010)
  • American Gastroenterologic Association (1979)
  • North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (1979)
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), University of Pennsylvania (1969)
Honors & Awards
  • Best of the Best, America's Most Honored, American Registry 2016
  • Provider of the Month, Children's Health, Gastroenterology Clinic 2016
  • Best Pediatric Specialist, D Magazine 2015-2017
  • Top Doctors in North Texas, Dallas Morning News 2015
  • Best Doctors in Dallas, D Magazine 2014-2014
  • Advisor, ChildCare Group 2013, Dallas, Texas
  • Board of Trustees, Child Care Group 2012-2013, Dallas, Texas
  • Phi Beta Kappa Induction 2012, Iota Chapter of Texas at Austin College, Sherman, TX
  • Best Pediatric Specialists, D Magazine 2011-2013
  • IBC's Top 100 Health Professionals 2011
  • Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine 2010-2017
  • Top Doctors, Castle Connolly 2010-2016
  • Best Doctors in America 2002-2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), University of Pennsylvania 1969
Books & Publications
Research
  • Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Biliary Atresia

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