Dr. Daniel S. Anderson is a Volunteer Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. Since 1984, he has been a Gastroenterologist with Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) in San Diego. He served as the Chief of Internal Medicine for Kaiser Permanente San Diego from 1986 to 2004. From 2004-2008, he was a member of the Board of Directors of SCPMG. He was the Chair of the SCPMG’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline Development Committee for SCPMG from 1993-2004. A graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. He went on to become the Chief of Gastroenterology at the Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego from 1979 to 1984.
In 2007, He was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4) whose objective is to save lives and reduce suffering from colorectal cancer in all Californians. In 2008, he started Project Access San Diego Super Saturdays which were modeled after Operation Access San Francisco in collaboration with the San Diego Medical Society Foundation and Kaiser Health Plan. Super Saturdays provide outpatient surgical procedures and colonoscopies to the low income uninsured of San Diego County. For this work with the uninsured in San Diego, Dr. Anderson was awarded The Public Health Champion Theme Award by the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency in 2012.
Dr. Anderson is on the Executive Committee of the California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC). CDOC is a dynamic coalition of people and organizations concerned with comprehensive cancer control in California. From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Anderson was chair of the CDOC Executive Committee. Dr. Anderson was one of the 2017 recipients of the American Cancer Society’s St. George Award.