October 26, 2021

AAS Foundation Leaders

Dana K. Andersen, MD, FACS
Baltimore, MD

Dana K. Andersen, MD, FACS

Dr. Andersen completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Duke University, where he also trained in Internal Medicine as well as General Surgery. His career in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery includes appointments at the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, at the University of Chicago and Yale University, where he was Professor and Chief of General Surgery. His research on pancreatic and gastrointestinal hormone physiology has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, where he was a member of the Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section.

In 2005, after serving as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts, he was recruited to Johns Hopkins as Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Andersen’s clinical interests focus on the treatment of disorders of the pancreas. He is an expert on the use of limited pancreatic resection methods for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis and pre-malignant lesions of the pancreas, and has published extensively on the metabolic complications of chronic pancreatitis, and the physiology of gastrointestinal hormones. He is a reviewer for several scientific and clinical journals, an editorial board member for the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and for Contemporary Surgery, and an editor of Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery.