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Campus Address VH G010 Zip 0019
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Undergraduate  University of Washington    1977  Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) 
Graduate  Washington State University    1981  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham    1986  Doctor of Philosophy in Cardiovascular Pathology 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Joint Pathology  Molecular & Cellular Pathology Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cardiovascular Ctr  Comprehensive Cardiovascular Ctr Professor
Center  Ctr for Interprof Educ and Simulation  Ctr for Interprof Educ and Simulation Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Integrative Biomedical Sciences 
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine 

Biographical Sketch 
Peter G. Anderson, DVM, PhD is a professor of Pathology and Director of Pathology Undergraduate Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. His major area of research is cardiovascular pathophysiology with special emphasis on animal models of human disease. He is involved in numerous collaborative research activities of the vascular reaction to mechanical injury and intravascular stents. Dr. Anderson is also very active in educational pursuits, most notably in using technology to enhance teaching and learning. He holds leadership positions in many national and international educational organizations and is a frequent guest speaker on issues related to medical education.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
International Association of Medical Science Educators 
Society for Cardiovascular Pathology 
Sigma Xi 
American Society of Investigative Pathology  Education Committee 
US and Canadian Academy of Pathology 

Research/Clinical Interest
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Health Sciences Education
My basic research focus is cardiovascular pathology. The primary focus of this research is the vascular reaction to mechanical injury and intravascular stents. Current work involves analysis of the tissue response to chronic intravascular stent implantation. We are particularly interested in the role of ion release from metal stents and how this may impact the pathobiology of restenosis. I am also active in all aspects of health sciences education especially in the use of technology to enhance learning.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Halwani DO, Anderson PG, Brott BC, Anayiotos AA, Lemons JE. Surface Characterization of Explanted Endovascular Stents: Evidence of in-vivo Corrosion. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2010; 95B(1):225-23  20737558 
Benson PV, Litovsky SH, Steyn A, Margaroli C, Iriabho B, Anderson PG. Use of Telepathology to Facilitate COVID-19 Research and Education through an Online COVID-19 Autopsy Biorepository. J Pathol Inform. 2021 12(1):48-53.   
Halwani DO, Anderson PG, Lemons JE, Jordan WD, Anayiotos AA, Brott BC. In-vivo corrosion and local release of metallic ions from vascular stents into surrounding tissue. J Invasive Cardiol. 2010 Nov;22(11):528-35  21041849  
Byon CH, Sun Y, Chen J, Yuan K, Mao X, Heath JM, Anderson PG, Tintut Y, Demer LL, Wang D, Chen Y. Runx2-upregulated receptor activator of nuclear factor kB ligand in calcifying smooth muscle cells promotes migration and osteoclastic differentiation of macrophages.Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011 Jun;31(6):1387-96. Epub 2011 Mar 31.  21454810 
Halwani DO, Anderson PG, Brott BC, Anayiotos AS, Lemons JE. The role of vascular calcification in inducing fatigue and fracture of coronary stents. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2012 Jan;100(1):292-304. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.31911. Epub 2011 Sep 26.  21953795 
Sun Y, Byon CH, Yuan k, Chen J, Mao X, Heath JM, Javed A, Zhang K, Anderson PG, Chen Y. Smooth Muscle Cell-Specific Runx2 Deficiency Inhibits Vascular Calcification. Circ Res 2012 111(5):543-52.   22773442 
Kapnisis KK, Halwani DO, Brott BC, Anderson PG, Lemons JE, Anayiotos AS. Stent overlapping and geometric curvature influence the structural integrity and surface characteristics of coronary nitinol stents. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2012 Dec 13. doi:pii: S1751-6161(12)00311-6  23313643 
Alston EA, Brott BC, Misra VK (deceased), Athanasuleas CL, Anderson PG, Litovsky SH. Histologic analysis of a covered stent implanted for pseudoaneurysm in a coronary artery. Cardiovascular Pathology 2013 Mar 7. S1054-8807   23478012 
Bowa K, Anderson PG. Using Virtual Microscopy at Copperbelt University, Zambia. Acad Med. 2014 89(8 Suppl):S107-S108.  25072560 
Kapnisis KK, Constantinides G, Georgiou H, Cristea D, Gabor C, Munteanu D, Brott BC, Anderson PG, Lemons JE, Anayiotos AS. Multi-scale mechanical investigation of stainless steel and cobalt-chromium stents. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 40:240-251 Dec 2014  25255419 
Kapnisis KK, Pitsillides CM, Prokopi MS, Lapathitis G, Karaiskos C, Eleftheriou PC, Brott BC, Anderson PG, Lemons JE, Anayiotos AS. In vivo monitoring of the inflammatory response in a stented mouse aorta model. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2016 Jan;104(1):227-38  26362825 
Lowe JS, Anderson PG, and Anderson SI. Stevens and Lowe HUMAN HISTOLOGY, 5th edition. Elsevier, 2020   

Cardiovascular pathology, animal models of human disease, technology enhanced education