U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dana Andersen
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-594-8879
Email: andersendk@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Professor and Vice-ChairDepartment of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2005–2010
  • Haidak Professor and ChairDepartment of Surgery, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine2001–2005
  • Professor and Vice-Chair of SurgeryChief of General Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine1994–2001
  • Professor of Surgery and MedicineChief of General Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine1990–1994
  • M.D.Duke University School of Medicine1972

Dana Andersen

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As program director for the Clinical Studies program in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the NIDDK, I am responsible for managing observational and investigational clinical research related to pancreatic diseases; gastrointestinal (GI) and abdominal disease; diabetes and GI hormonal disorders; nutrient metabolism; obesity; and surgical treatment methods.  Treatment protocols include biomedical devices, surgical interventions, and medications.

​Research Programs

Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
The Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis program supports research on the etiology and pathogenesis of acute and chronic pancreatitis

Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research
The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program supports clinical and epidemiological research in nutrition

Digestive Diseases Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The Digestive Diseases Clinical Research and Epidemiology program supports patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research in digestive diseases

Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
NIDDK program supporting research on endocrine tumors of the pancreas

Hereditary and Pediatric Disorders of the Pancreas
This program supports research on the genetic factors contributing to the etiology of pancreatic diseases and on childhood disorders of the pancreas

Obesity Treatment and Prevention
This program supports research on the development, testing, and translation of behavioral, medical, and surgical approaches for preventing or treating overweight and obesity in adults and children

Pancreas Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The Pancreas Clinical Research and Epidemiology program supports patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research on diseases of the exocrine pancreas

Current Committee Memberships

  • Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS and Teen Labs) Steering Committees
  • Studies of Nutrition in Acute Pancreatitis Steering CommitteeMember
  • Pancreatitis-Diabetes-Pancreatic Cancer Workshop Organizing CommitteeMember