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Dr. David Anderson Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness

David Anderson, MD, Associate Professor in Radiology, Section Chief Radiologist at of Breast imaging and co-director of Radiology Breast Imaging and Musculoskeletal Fellowship program, is retiring in March 2022.

Dr. David Anderson working on a computerDr. Anderson has been a community advocate for early detection of breast cancer through regular mammograms for over two decades. Known for his outreach at breast cancer awareness events in the greater Lansing area and a frequent guest expert for local news stations, Dr. Anderson provides the community with current medical information on breast cancer detection and encourages annual mammograms as the best prevention. 

Dr. Anderson’s father was a professor at MSU and he grew up in East Lansing, attending East Lansing public schools from kindergarten through high school. He attended Northwestern University and earned a Chemical Engineering degree. After a ten-year career in engineering, Dr. Anderson attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio receiving his degree in 1995. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond, Virginia in 1999. During residency, he served as a Chief Resident and was given the M. Pinson Neal, Jr., MD, Outstanding Resident Award. Dr. Anderson then completed a Breast Imaging Fellowship at MCV in 2000.

After completing his Breast Imaging Fellowship at Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Anderson was recruited to the Breast Care Center. Seven years later, he founded the Breast Center of Lansing which later became part of the MSU Department of Radiology. The focus of Dr. Anderson’s practice has been breast cancer detection and image-guided breast interventional procedures. 

He trained many radiologist fellows in the latest techniques and procedures and served as co-director of the Radiology fellowship program. He worked closely with referring physicians, surgeons, and oncologists in our community for the best care of their mutual patients. Dr. Anderson also collaborated on breast cancer research studies with other university faculty partners.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Dr. Anderson has been a resource for the community and provided compassionate care for all his patients and we want to continue his outreach mission for the community and the underrepresented.

The project will sponsor activities that increase outreach to all segments of our community to remind their loved ones that early detection of breast cancer saves lives. Your gift will also continue the department’s commitment to excellence for high-quality breast imaging services.  These were the hallmarks of Dr. Anderson’s efforts as an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Project Budget

Support education in the early detection of breast cancer and help us continue Dr. Anderson’s legacy as an advocate.

Your financial assistance is needed to invite guest lecture speakers, facilitate training in emerging modalities and grow partnerships in outreach activities that promote early detection of breast cancer. 

Who We Are

Reporting to Colleges of Osteopathic and Human Medicine, the Department of Radiology supports several university missions. Our physician faculty are Radiologists providing outstanding patient care at the MSU Health Care Imaging Clinics on campus and at local hospitals through our partnership with Spartan Radiology. Our research faculty have a strong research program, ranking within the top 50 nationally for NIH funding, and rising every year. Academically, our faculty are training future generations of highly skilled and compassionate physicians as well as educating undergraduate and graduate students. Our outreach includes involvement in breast cancer awareness activities and providing a calming environment for patients, visitors, students, and medical personnel in the Radiology Healing Gardens.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 22OOPCF1DETECT” in the note section.

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