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Mr. Douglas Anderson

Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management

Email: DouglasAnderson@letu.edu

Phone: (703) 282-7669

Anderson recently retired from the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) after 34 years. He began his career as an enlisted member for four years and retired in the rank of Colonel.

In his most recent position, Anderson served directly with the Air Force Surgeon General as the Director of Strategic Communication and Organizational improvement for the AFMS (75 medical treatment facilities, 40,000 personnel, $32 billion budget).

In his previous assignment, Anderson served a one-year tour in Afghanistan to help the Afghanistan National Police Surgeon General build his healthcare system for 82,000 police members and over 550,000 family members.

Anderson is a board certified healthcare executive with 30 years of experience including multiple deployments to support expeditionary operations. He has led complex healthcare organizations as a CEO or COO, managed multiple hospital departments, and served as CIO and CFO for multi health system.


Education

  • Ph.D., Health Administration, Central Michigan University (pending)
  • M.S.S., Military Strategy Studies and Leadership, Air War College
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Central Missouri State University
  • M.A., Management and Supervision, Central Michigan University
  • B.S., Social Psychology and Human Resource Management, Park University
  • A.A., Business Management, Georgia Military College

Experience

2012-Present Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Administration
LeTourneau University
2009-2012 Director of Strategic Communication and Organizational improvement, Commander's Action Group
Air Force Medical Services
2008-2009 Senior Executive Advisor to Afghanistan National Police Surgeon General
Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan
2005-2008 CEO - Ambulatory Healthcare Center
305th Medical Group (MGD)- deployed as MDG CEO in United Arab Emirates
2003-2005 VP - Health Services Support Division
Joint Forces Command
2002-2003 Deputy Division Chief, Defense Support to Civil Authorities
Air Force Office of Homeland Security
2001-2002 CEO's Executive Assistant
Surgeon General's Office, Management Headquarters
1998-2000 COO (Medical Support Squadron Commander)
56th Medical Group

Honors & Awards

  • Commitment to Excellence Award for Senior Medical Service Corps Officers, Air Mobility Command, 2007
  • Commitment to Excellence Award for Senior Medical Service Corps Officers, Air Mobility Command, 2006
  • Commitment to Service Award, Junior Medical Service Corps Officers, Air Force level, 1999
  • Commitment to Service Award, Air Education and Training Command, 1999
  • State-level Organizational Quality Improvement Awards for Arizona, 1999
  • Pinion State-level Organizational Quality Improvement Awards for New Mexico,1997
  • Commitment to Service Award Junior Medical Service Corps Officers, Air Force level, 1994
  • Federal Healthcare Executive Special Achievement Award, American Hospital Association (AHA) 1998
  • Gold Medal Award for Strategic Information Systems Plan, Awarded by Corporate Headquarters, 1988
  • Base Logistics Outstanding Airman of the Year, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, 1980
  • Base Logistics Outstanding Airman of the Year, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, 1979
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