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Campus Address VH G010 Zip 0019
Phone  205-934-2414
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Molecular & Cellular Pathology 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
American Society of Investigative Pathology  Education Committee 
Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 
Group for Research in Pathology Education 
International Association of Medical Science Educators 
National Board of Medical Examiners  USMLE Management Committee, 2010 to present 
Sigma Xi 
Society for Cardiovascular Pathology 
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
Kushwaha M, Anderson JM, Bosworth CA, Andukuri A, Minor WP, Lancaster JR Jr., Anderson PG, Brott BC, Jun HW. A Nitric Oxide Releasing, Self Assembled Peptide Amphiphile Matrix that Mimics Native Endothelium for Coating Implantable Cardiovascular Devices. Biomaterials 2010;31:1502-1508  19913295  
Westbrook, D.G., Anderson, PG, Pinkerton, K.E., Ballinger, S.W. Perinatal tobacco smoke exposure significantly increases vascular oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage and dysfunction in non-human primates. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2010 Sep;10(3):216-26  20668962  
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 
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 

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