About MEDI: Our Team of Professional and Experienced Executive Coaches

John Anderson, MD, FACS

Waco, TX

John Anderson is a proven physician executive with over 25 years' experience leading and governing within several of America's leading healthcare organizations.

Experience At A Glance:

  • Chief Medical Officer for Baylor Healthcare System in Dallas and Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver

  • Board of Trustees for Catholic Health Initiatives, Aurora Healthcare, Carondelet Health System, Baylor College of Medicine, and Baylor CHI St. Luke's Hospital

  • Consulting in the areas of physician and system realignment, service line development, governance, and leadership development


  • Baylor University BS

  • Baylor College of Medicine MD

  • Baylor University Medical Center Residency in General Surgery

  • University of Tennessee Fellowship in Vascular Surgery

  • Baylor University Medical Center practice of general and vascular surgery

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Texas Surgical Society

What Surprises John: After all of these years, there is still so much work to do to assure patients, their families, and their communities that the care provided is always Safe, Timely, Efficient, Effective, Equitable, and above all else Person-Centered meaning designed to meet their needs first. We still have a long way to go.

What Inspires John: The people on the front lines of healthcare who really do see the big picture and want desperately to make the system better for everyone. Also, the critical role that trustees play in the success of organization and the commitment to improve governance at all levels.

How John Stays Current on Industry Trends: Reading and listening and challenging the status quo in order to get us all out of our comfort zones.

How John Stays Current in the Field of Leadership: Constantly looking for examples of leadership in non-traditional places, and staying grounded to the fundamental principles of leadership beginning with 'others first'.

E-Mail: janderson@medi-leadership.org
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