Ted L. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Announced as ACOG President-Elect

November 8, 2018

Washington, D.C.The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has announced the election of Ted L. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., as president-elect. Anderson assumed the office on September 5, 2018, and will begin his term as president on May 6, 2019. 


Anderson is the Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Anderson earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and his doctorate in anatomy and cell biology from Vanderbilt University, where he received his medical degree and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He completed a fellowship in reproductive pelvic surgery at the HCA Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. After serving as the chair of the ob-gyn department at the Centennial Women’s Hospital, he returned to Vanderbilt as director of benign gynecology.

Currently, Anderson serves as vice chair for clinical operations and quality in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and executive medical director of women’s services for the Vanderbilt Medical Center. 

Additionally, Anderson has volunteered his time serving on the board of directors for the Mary Parrish Center for Victims of Domestic Violence; the Step Ahead Foundation, which provides long-acting reversible contraceptive birth control for patients at no cost; and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and its fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He is also former president of the Middle Tennessee Ob-Gyn Society and the Lonnie S. Burnett Ob-Gyn Society. 

Anderson has a lifelong commitment to ACOG and its mission, having served as the Council of District Chairs chair, treasurer of the ACOG executive board, Tennessee Section chair, District VII chair, and Junior Fellow College Advisory Council chair. 

Anderson’s presidency will be influenced by his clinical and research interests in gynecologic surgery, alternatives to hysterectomy, and the impact of technology on medicine and society. 


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care.

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