Bio-Karl Anderson

  • A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Anderson completed his residency in internal medicine and postgraduate training in gastroenterology at Vanderbilt University Hospital and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He was a member of the faculty at the Rockefeller University, Cornell University Medical College and New York Medical College before coming to UTMB in 1987.

    He is a Professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Internal Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology), and a Member of the Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS) and the Academy of Research Mentors. He is Director of the Clinical Science Program in the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences. He is an active clinical investigator particularly on the ITS Clinical Research Center (CRC), where he is also Associate Director. His research if funded by NIH, FDA, foundations and industry, and focuses on the human porphyrias and their treatment.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD, 1965


    Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN, 1967


    Internal Medicine, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center - New York, NY, 1968


    Gastroenterology, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center - New York, NY, 1970

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Anderson's research interests include (i) pathogenesis of human porphyrias and identification of factors that increase susceptibility; (ii) development of new therapies for porphyrias; (iii) effects of diet on drug metabolism in humans, especially by cytochrome P450 enzymes, and on circulating hormone levels; (iv) collaborative work on effects of soy feeding in humans on breast cancer risk.

    Clinical Interests

    Dr. Anderson clinical interests include human porphyrias, metabolic and nutritional aspects of liver disease, and general clinical gastroenterology and hepatology.

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