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Brett R. Anderson, MD, MBA

Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Medical Quality
  • Global Health

Education & Training

  • 2007 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency: 2010 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship: 2013 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award; March of Dimes, 2006
  • President's Award (17-time recipient); March of Dimes, 1991-2007
  • Max Kade Fellow; American Austrian Foundation; University Hospital of Vienna, 2007
  • Global Health Fellow Award; Yale / Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, 2010
  • Andrew King Research Award, Colin’s Kids, Inc., 2012
  • Pediatric Fellows Clinical Research Award—Best Abstract; NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, 2013
  • "Articles That Are Moving the Field"; MD1World, 2014
  • John M. Driscoll Jr MD Children's Fund Scholar; Columbia University Medical Center, 2014
  • Transform Mentored Career Development Award (KL2 TR000081 & KL2 TR001874); National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH (7/1/15-5/31/17)
  • Mentored Population and Clinical Research Award (17MCPRP33660625): American Heart Association (7/1/17-6/30/19; award declined due to budgetary overlap)
  • Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Award (K23 HL133454), National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH (7/15/17-6/30/20)
  • Provost Diversity Grant, Columbia University (4/1/18-3/31/19)

About Brett Anderson

Brett R. Anderson, MD MBA MS/POR, is a pediatric cardiologist and an NIH-funded outcomes researcher, who blends her medical, business, and statistical backgrounds to study quality and value associated with the management of pediatric heart disease. She has published multiple papers on the timing of surgical operations. Her current work focuses primarily on predictors of surgical quality and costs. She received her undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from Yale University. She then completed her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a Master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School, and a Master’s in Patient Oriented Research/Biostatistics from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She completed her general pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology here at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, prior to joining our faculty as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC, in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. She is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (K23 HL133454).

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; member, 2011-present
  • AcademyHealth; member, 2012-present
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research / Patient Centered Outcomes Working Group, CTSA, Columbia University Medical Center; member, 2012-2016
  • American College of Cardiology, Adult Congenital Pediatric Cardiology Section; member, 2013-present
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons; affiliate member, 2016-present
  • Research Subcommittee, Division of Pediatric Cardiology; member, 2013-present
  • ColumbiaDoctors Quality Committee; member, 2014-present
  • Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease; member, 2014-present; faculty, 2018-present
  • Editorial Board Member:
    • World Journal for Pediatirc and Congenital Heart Disease
  • Reviewer:
    • Journal of the American Heart Assocation
    • Journal of Pediatrics
    • Circulation: Quality and Outcomes
    • Joint Commission Journal on Quality and patient Safety
    • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
    • Cardiology in the Young
    • Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
3959 Broadway
CNH 2
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-4622
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Research

Brett R. Anderson, MD MBA MS/POR, is a pediatric cardiologist and an NIH-funded outcomes researcher, who blends her medical, business, and statistical backgrounds to study quality and value associated with the management of pediatric heart disease. She has published multiple papers on the timing of surgical operations. Her current work focuses primarily on predictors of surgical quality and costs. She received her undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from Yale University. She then completed her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a Master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School, and a Master’s in Patient Oriented Research/Biostatistics from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She completed her general pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology here at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, prior to joining our faculty as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC, in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. She is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. She is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (K23 HL133454).

Grants

MENTORED PATIENT-ORIENTED RESEARCH AWARD (K23 HL133454)  July 2017 - June 2020
NIH, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Congenital Heart Technical Skill Study:  Improving Outcomes for Infants & Children with Congenital Heart Disease
PI (Anderson)

MENTORED POPULATION & CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD (17MCPRP33660625)  July 2017 - June 2019; declined due to budgetary overlap
American Heart Association
Congenital Heart Technical Skill Study:  Improving Outcomes for Infants with Congenital Heart Disease
Role: PI 

COLIN MOLLOY RESEARCH AWARD  November 2016 - November 2017
Colin's Kids, Inc.
Role:  PI

U01 TR001803  September 2016-June 2021
NIH, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Leveraging Exiting Registry Resources to Facilitate Clinical Trials
Role:  Site PI

U01 HL68270  January 2013-Descember 2016
NIH, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, PEDIATRIC HEART NETWORK
Residual Lesions Study
Role:  Study Site PI

TRANSFORM MENTORED CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (KL2 TR000081& KL2 TR001874) July 2015 – June 2017
NIH, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Effects of Surgeon Technical Skill on Outcomes and Resource Utilization for Children with Congenital Heart Disease
Role: KL2 Awardee

JOHN M. DRISCOLL, JR., M.D. CHILDREN’S FUND SCHOLAR   July 2014 – June 2016
Columbia University Medical Center
Provider Experience:  Can It Predict Patient Outcomes for Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery?
Role: PI

INSTITUTIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CORE (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

THE CONGENITAL HEART TECHNICAL SKILL STUDY: IMPROVING OUTCOMES FORINFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Jul 15 2017 - Jun 30 2020

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

RESIDUAL LESION SCORE (Federal Gov)

May 5 2015 - May 4 2016

VENTRICULAR VOLUME VARIABILITY STUDY OF THE PEDIATRIC HEART NETWORK (PHN) (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2006 - Dec 31 2015

PEDIATRIC INTRAVENOUS VERSUS ORAL ANTIVIOTIC THERAPY (PIVVOT) STUDY (Private)

Sep 15 2013 - Jul 1 2014

Selected Publications

ARTICLES

Anderson BR, Fieldston ES, Newburger JW, Bacha EA, Glied SA.  Disparities in Outcomes and Resource Utilization after Hospitalization for Cardiac Surgery by Neighborhood Income.  Pediatrics 2018 Feb 23;141(3).

Nees SN, Flyer JN, Chelliah A, Dayton J, Kalfa D, Chai PJ, Bacha EA, Anderson BR.  Patients with Anomalous Aortic Origin of the Coronary Artery Remain at Risk after Surgical Repair.  JTCVS Epub 2018 Feb 8.

Salna MP, Chai PJ, Kalfa D, Nakamura Y, Krishnamurthy G, Quaegebeur JM, Najjar M, Shah A, Levasseur S, Anderson BR, Bacha EA.  Outcomes of the Arterial Switch Operation in <2.5Kg Neonates—A 10-year Study.</em>  Sem Thor Cardiovasc Surg.  Epub 2018 April 2. 

Anderson BR, Wallace AS, Hill KD, Gulack, BC, Matsouaka R, Jacobs JP, Bacha EA, Glied SA, Jacobs ML.  Association of Surgeon Age and Experience on Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes.  Circ Qual Outcomes 2017 July 14; 10(7). 

Meza JM, Hickey E, McCrindle B, Blackstone E, Anderson BR, Overman D, Kirklin JK, Karamlou T, Caldarone C, Kim R, DeCampli W, Jacobs M, Guleserian K, Jacobs J, Jaquiss R; for the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society Timing of S2P Working Group.  The Optimal Timing of Stage 2 Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome:  An Analysis of the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial Public Database. Circulation 2017 Oct 31;136(18):1737-1748.

Meza JM, Blackstone EH, Hickey E, Cai S, Jaquiss R, Anderson BR, Williams WG. Van Arsdell GS, McCrindle B. The Optimal Timing of Stage-2-Palliation after the Norwood Operation.  Ann Thor Surg.  2018 Jan;105(1):193-199. 

Anderson BR, Tingo JE, Glickstein JS, Chai PJ, Bacha EA, Torres AJ.  When Is It Better to Wait?  Surgical Timing and Recurrence Risk for Children Undergoing Repair of Subaortic Stenosis.  Ped Card 2017 Aug; 38(6), 1106-1114.

Joong A, Hayes DA, Anderson BR, Zuckerman WA, Carroll SJ, Lai WW. Comparison of Echocardiographic Diagnostic Criteria of Left Ventricular Noncompaction in a Pediatric Population.  Ped Card 2017 Oct;38(7):1439-1504. 

Flyer JN, Zuckerman WA, Richmond ME, Anderson BR, Mendelsberg TG, McAllister JM, Liberman L, Addonizio LJ, Silver ES.  Prospective Trial of Adenosine on Atrioventricular Nodal Conduction in the Pediatric Transplanted Heart.  Circulation 2017 Jun 20; 135(25):2485-2493.

Anderson BR, Blancha VL, Duchon JM, Chai P, Bacha EA, Krishnamurthy G, Ratner V.  The Effects of Postoperative Hematocrit on Shunt Occlusion for Neonates Undergoing Single Ventricle Palliation.  JTCVS 2017 Apr;153(4):947-955.

Boscamp, NS, Turner ME, Crystal M, Anderson B, Vincent JA, Torres, A.  Cardiac Catheterization in Pediatric Patients Supported by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation:  A 15-Year Experience in Pediatric Cardiology.  Ped Card 2017 Feb; 38(2):332-337. 

Meza JM, Jaquiss RD, Anderson BR, Moga MA, Kirklin JK, Sarris G, Williams, WG, McCrindle BW; for the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society.  Current Practices in the Timing of Stage-2-Palliation:  A Survey of the CHSS and ECHSA.  World J Ped Congen Heart Surg. 2017 Mar;8(2):135-141.

Rangel SJ, Anderson BR, Srivastava R, Shah SS, Ishimine P, Srinivasan M, Bryan M, Gong W, Hall M, Localio R, Luan X, Anandalwar S, Keren R; for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network. Intravenous Versus Oral Antibiotics for the Prevention of Treatment Failure in Children with Complicated Appendicitis: Has the Abandonment of Peripherally Inserted Catheters Been Justified? Ann Surg. 2017 Aug; 266(2):361-368.

Anderson BRThe Cost of Operating Under a Veil of Secrecy (Invited editorial).  JTCVS 2017; epub 2017 Aug 30. 

Nathan M, Jacobs ML, Gaynor JW, Newburger JW, Dunbar Masterson C, Lambert LM, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Trachtenberg FL, White O, Stopp C, Anderson BR, Bell MC, Burch PT, Graham EM, Kaltman JR, Kanter KR, Mery CM, Pizarro C, Schamberger MS, Taylor MD, Jacobs JP, Pasquali SK, for the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators.  Completeness and Accuracy of Local Clinical Registry Data for Children Undergoing Heart Surgery.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb;103(2):629-636. 

Anderson BRImproving Healthcare by Embracing Systems Theory (Invited Editorial).  JTCVS 2016 Aug; 152(2):593-4. 

Liberman L, Silver ES, Chai P, Anderson BRIncidence and Characteristics of Heart Block after Heart Surgery in Pediatric Patients:  A Multicenter Study.  JTCVS 2016 Jul; 152(1): 197-202

Torres AJ, McElhinney D, Timchack D, Turner ME, Crystal M, Anderson BR, Vincent JA.  Aortic Root Distortion and Aortic Insufficiency During Balloon Angioplasty of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Prior to Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement. J Interv Card 2016 Jan 29.

Anderson BRPredicting Freedom from Intervention:  The Need for Expanded Empiric Risk Models for Children with Congenital Heart Disease (Invited Commentary).  J Peds 2015 Nov;167(5):1171

Anderson BR, Ciarleglio AJ, Cohen DJ, Lai WW, Neidell, M; Hall M, Glied SA, Bacha EA.  The Norwood Operation:  Relative Effects of Surgeon and Institutional Volumes on Outcomes and Resource Utilization.  Card Young 2015 July 14:1-10.

Anderson BR, Ciarleglio AJ, Krishnamurthy G, Glied SA, Bacha EA.  Neonatal Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome:  Effects of Bloodstream Infections on Outcomes and Costs for Neonates Undergoing the Norwood Operation.  Ann Thorac Surg 2015 May 99(5):1648-54.

Anderson BR.  Reducing Postponements of Elective Pediatric Cardiac Procedures: Analysis and Implementation of a Discrete Event Simulation Model (Invited Commentary).  Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Apr;99(4):1391.

Salavitabar A, Anderson BR, Aspelund G, Starc TJ, Lai WW.  Heterotaxy Syndrome and Intestinal Rotational Anomalies: Impact of the Ladd Procedure.  J Ped Surg 2015 Oct 50(10):1695-700.

Anderson BR, Ciarleglio AJ, Salavitabar A, Torres A, Bacha EA.  Earlier Stage-one-palliation Is Associated with Better Clinical Outcomes and Lower Costs for Neonates with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  JTCVS 2015 Jan 148(1):205-210.

Anderson BR, Silver ES, Richmond ME, Liberman L.  The Usefulness of Arrhythmias as Predictors of Death and Resource Utilization in Children with Myocarditis.  Am J Cardiol 2014 Nov 1;114(9):1400-5.

Anderson BR, Lee T.  What are the causes of congenital heart defects?  Medical Law Perspectives 2014 Feb, available at http://medicallawperspectives.com/IssueView.aspx?Issue=ww_20140205.

Anderson BR, Ciarleglio AJ, Hayes DA, Vincent JA, Quaegebeur JM, Bacha EA.  Earlier Arterial Switch Operation Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs for Neonates with Transposition of the Great Arteries.  J Am Coll Card 2014 Jan; 63(5): 482-487.

Anderson BR, McEligott S, Polsky D, Vetter VL. Electrocardiographic screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and long QT syndrome:  The drivers of cost-effectiveness for the prevention of sudden cardiac death.  Pediatr Card 2014 Jan; 35:323-331.

Anderson BR, Stevens KN, Nicolson SC, Gruber SB, Spray TL, Wernovsky G, Gruber PJ.  Contemporary outcomes of surgical ventricular septal defect closure.  JTCVS 2013 Mar; 145(3):641-647.

Anderson BR, Vetter VL.  Arrhythmogenic causes of chest pain in children. Pediatr Clin North Am 2010 Dec; 57(6):1305-29.

Anderson BR, Vetter VL.  Return to play? Practical considerations for young athletes with cardiovascular disease.  BJSM 2009;43:690-695.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Anderson BR, John AS.  Syncope, in Florin T & Ludwig S (eds), Netter’s Pediatrics, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011, pp. 294-299.

CASE REPORTS

Yilmaz B, Crystal MA, Anderson BR.  Unusual variant of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia:  A right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta and a coronary-to-left pulmonary artery collateral.  Cardiol in the Young 2015 Mar;25(3):554-6.

Anderson BR, Rhee D, Abellar RG, Glickstein JS.  Congenital coronary arteriopathy and myocardial infarctions occur with tricuspid atresia.  Pediatr Cardiol 2012 Jun;34(5):1247-9.