Charles Anderson, MD

Charles Anderson, MD

Thoracic Surgery Atlanta, GA

Surgeon with Peachtree Cardiothoracic at Saint Joseph's and Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Office Address

Office Map
  • 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
    Suite 200
    Atlanta, GA 30342
    Phone: (404) 252-6104


  • I perform a wide range of open cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures as well as many minimally invasive procedures. I am currently interested in developing minimally invasive program initiatives for hybrid revascularization and atrial fibrillation. My main focus continues to be in robotic cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Dr. Anderson's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Adult General Thoracic, Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Minimally Invasive Thoracic
  • Clinical Interests: Robotic surgery; Reconstruction; Robotic cardiothoracic surgery; ventricular assist devices; a. fib and chest wall reconstruction. I develop surgical instrumentation and closure devices for high risk sternal dehiscence pts.

Dr. Anderson's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeonPeachtree Cardiovascular Surgeons at Saint Joseph’s. LLC
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeonMultiCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates
    Tacoma, WA
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeonMercy Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Center
    Rogers, AR
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeonSouth Carolina Cardiovascular Associates, LLC
    Charleston, SC
  • General SurgeonBayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
    Fort Polk, LA
  • Flight Surgeon236Aviation Unit
    Landstuhl, Germany
  • General Medical OfficerPrivate Practice
    Landstuhl, Germany
  • N.R.E.M.T.- ParamedicSaint Joseph’s Medical Center
    Omaha, NE

Dr. Anderson's Education & Medical Training

  • Ochsner Clinic FoundationOchsner Clinic FoundationFellowship, Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • University of TennesseeUniversity of TennesseeResidency, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Tripler Army Medical CenterTripler Army Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery
  • Tripler Army Medical CenterTripler Army Medical CenterInternship, General Surgery
  • Creighton Univ Sch of MedCreighton University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Creighton UniversityCreighton UniversityOther Training, BS, Biology

Dr. Anderson's Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • WA State Medical LicenseWA State Medical License2006 - 2015
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 1999
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery, 2003

Dr. Anderson's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • The Society of Laparoendoscopic SurgeonsOutstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Achievement AwardThe Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 1998
  • Walter Reed Army HospitalFirst Place in the Gary P. Wratten Trauma Paper CompetitionWalter Reed Army Hospital, 1998
  • American College of Surgeons Committee on TraumaFirst Place in the American College of Surgeons Committee on TraumaAmerican College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, 1998
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Dr. Anderson's Clinical Trials

Dr. Anderson's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Aortic Graft Protection by Tissue Engineering with Vascularized Seromuscular Enteric Pedicles in a Porcine Model of Combined Abdominal Trauma: A Prospective Randomized Trial.Anderson CA, Sawyer MJ, Cordts PR, DeMaioribus CA, Barcia PJ, Digestive Surgery
  • Sleeve Resection of a Transcarinal Bronchial Carcinoid After Laser Debulking.Mulloy MR, Anderson CA, Laos O, Weiman D, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Seromuscular Enteric Pedicles and Prosthetic Aortic Graft Complications in a Porcine Abdominal Trauma Model.Anderson CA, Sawyer AJ, Cordts PA, Cordts PR, Demaioribus CA, Mauschuetz KN, Digestive Surgery
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Books/Book Chapters

  • General Surgery Board Examination Review.
    Healy JT, Nelson JM, Anderson CA, Sawyer MAJ
    Editors: .Foundation for Surgical Education Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii
    Edition 2nd,
  • General Surgery Board Examination Review.Chapter: Clinical Aspects of General Systems
    Chasen AB, Sawyer MAJ, Anderson CA, Nelson JM, Meyer MS
    Editors: Sawyer MAJ.Foundation for Surgical Education Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii
    Edition 2nd,
  • General Surgery Board Examination Review.Page 33 - 36
    Healy JT, Nelson JM, Anderson CA, Sawyer MAJ
    Editors: .TAMC, Honolulu, HI
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  • Aortic Graft Protection with Enteric Pedicles.Michael J. Sawyer, The Pacific Coast Surgical Association Annual Meeting, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur
  • Small Bowel Pedicle for Aortic Graft Protection: A Pilot Study.Michael J. Sawyer, 16th World Congress of the Collegium International Chirugiae Digestive, Madrid, Spain
  • Case Series Of Two Types Of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias Presenting In Adults And Repaired With Minimally Invasive Robotic Techniques.Anderson CA, ISMICS meeting, Los Angeles, California


  • The High Risk Sternum: A Role For Rigid Fixation.Multiple locations, 2008, 2009
  • Design, Development and Status – PROACT 2010.Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • An Unusual Complication of Percutaneous Tracheostomy in a Patient with H1N1 "Swine Flu".ISMICS meeting, Berlin, Germany
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  • DaVinci Cardiothoracic Minimally Invasive Surgery Program (2009-present)Chief2008 - 2012
  • Robotics Credentialing CommitteeMember2008 - 2012
  • Compensation Committee (2008-present)Member2008 - 2012
  • Ethics CommitteeMember2004 - 2005
  • Cardiac Care CommitteeCo-Chairman2002 - 2003
  • Trauma / Critical Care CommitteeMember2002 - 2003
  • Army Select Delegate to the Resident Physicians Section, AMADelegate1994 - 1998
  • Hospital Education Committee Resident Representative, Surgery (1994-1998)Resident Representative1994 - 1998
  • Graduate Education Subcommittee, Resident Representative (1994-1998)Resident Representative1994 - 1998
  • General Surgery Class Representative, Intern ClassClass representative1991 - 1992

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Medical Groups

  • Emory Healthcare

Industry Relationships

  • consultantKLS-Martin
    2011 - Present
    Consult on complicated sternal dehiscence patients and appropriate applications for the Talon System
    Disclosure: Consultant fee

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