Dr. Anderson is a graduate of University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in general orthopaedics. He also has a certificate of added qualification for Sports Medicine.
A specialist in sports medicine with a keen interest in knee injury and ligament reconstruction, Dr. Anderson was influenced by his years as an athlete and by Dr. Brant Lipscomb, Sr., a pioneer in sports medicine, whom he considers his mentor. Dr. Anderson has a thorough understanding of the unique needs of athletes with regard to treatment and prevention of injuries. He participated in a variety of youth athletics, including baseball, football, track and wrestling. He was captain of his high school football team and a TSSAA football All-Star. He was voted Most Athletic. During his college years, he participated in athletics at the University of Tennessee.
In an effort to continuously improve patient care, Dr. Anderson has continued to perform research, publish scientific articles, and serve in leadership positions in several orthopedic sports medicine societies.
He has published 101 scientific manuscripts in peer review journals and 26 book chapters. He has had 21 scientific exhibits at national and international meetings, numerous national and international presentations, and 75 instructional
course lectures. Dr. Anderson has also received a patent for invention of a pediatric ACL reconstruction system. In recognition for his contributions, he has received numerous awards and served in the leadership of several societies: including being the Associate Editor of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine and The American Journal of Sports Medicine, serving as president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Board of Directors of several societies.
Outside the work setting, Dr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife, Candy, and three sons, Brian, David and Chris. He also enjoys fly fishing and upland bird hunting.
- University of Tennessee, 1973 (Economics), Phi Kappa Phi
- University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis, TN, 1976
- Baptist Hospital, Memphis, TN (1976-1977)
- General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Hospital (1977-1978)
- Orthopedics, Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Nashville, TN (July 1978-June 1983)
Anderson AF and Anderson CN. Development of the IKDC Forms. Rotatory Knee Instability: An Evidence Based Approach. Eds. Musahl V, Karlsson J, Kuroda R, and Zaffagnini S. Springer, 2017. 131-146.
Anderson AF and Anderson CN. Timing of Pediatric ACL Reconstruction. Controversies in the Technical Aspects of ACL Reconstruction: An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach. Eds. Nakamura N, Zaffagnini S, Marx RG, and Musahl V. Springer, 2017. 45-53.
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