Frank Gist Anderson, Jr., MD, FACS

Frank Anderson

Title: Ophthalmologist, Educator

Location: Bryan, Texas, United States

Frank Gist Anderson, Jr., Ophthalmologist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in ophthalmology and education.

Dr. Anderson retired in 2001, but can reflect on a long and rewarding career in medicine and academia. Utilizing his own educational background and practice experience, he has taught generations of future medical professionals. Prior to retiring, he worked as a professor of humanities in medicine and clinical professor of ophthalmology at Texas A&M University. He started his worked with the college in 1981. From 1964 to 1993, Dr. Anderson worked at a private practice located in Bryan, Texas. Earlier in his career, he interned with the University of Kansas Medical Center, completed a residency with the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research and worked as an ophthalmologist for the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Dr. Anderson graduated from Texas A&M University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science. He continued at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to receive an MD in 1954. Following graduation, he served in the United States Army under the rank of Captain from 1955 to 1957. Related to his career, Dr. Anderson has served as the Chief of Surgery and the President of the Medical Staff of CHI St. Joseph Health. He worked as a core investigator for Intraocular Lens Investigations with the US Food and Drug Administration and as the Chief of Surgery of Humana Hospital (now College Station Medical Center). In 1983, he was a visiting ophthalmologist for the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

In order to continue providing the best possible care and education throughout his career, Dr. Anderson maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations. Some of these include the American College of Surgeons, the Brazos-Robertson County Medical Society, the American Board of Ophthalmology, the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Texas Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. In conjunction with his interest in raising and breeding cattle, Dr. Anderson is a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. In 2001, he wrote “The History of Medicine in Brazos County.”

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