Dr. Hildreth Vernon Anderson began his career as an electrical engineer, but quickly migrated into medicine and cardiology, and ultimately to interventional cardiology. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he trained with Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, who is considered to be the father of interventional cardiology, and with Dr. Spencer King.
Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, Dr. Anderson’s specializes in advanced coronary and peripheral interventions, chest pain syndromes, coronary stents, heart attack, ischemic heart disease, and vascular disease of the heart and extremities. His current research interests include reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction, antiplatelet and antithrombin therapies in acute coronary syndromes, and quality of care and evidence based medicine in coronary artery disease.
Dr. Anderson is experienced in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes. He has lectured internationally on myriad interventional cardiology topics. In addition, he served for 11 years as an Associate Editor for Circulation (1993-2004), the premier scientific journal of the American Heart Association. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of the American College of Cardiology and The Journal of Invasive Cardiology. Dr. Anderson was also voted as Teacher of the Year by the cardiology fellows.
Dr. Anderson is an active fellow with the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, the American Medical Association and the Council on Clinical Cardiology. He has served and continues to serve on numerous committees, work groups and task forces. He serves as a researcher, teacher, and clinician in McGovern Medical School at UTHealth’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in Houston.