Making Cancer History Voices Collection
Roger Anderson Oral History Interview 1, May 18, 2004
Dr. Roger W. Anderson received his undergraduate pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapid, Michigan in 1964. Following that, he got a Master’s Degree in Hospital Pharmacy from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio in where he also completed his Hospital Residency in 1968. Dr. Anderson came to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1978 when he was appointed Director of Pharmacy and was appointed Vice President of Pharmacy.
While working at for one of the largest hospital pharmacy systems in the country, Dr. Anderson worked to improve pharmacy automation, use of anti-cancer medications, and reduce environmental hazards of handling hazardous anti-cancer agents. In 1992, the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists awarded him the Harvey A.K. Whitney Award, which is the society’s highest honor.
He also received a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 1997 and was an Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at the University of Houston. After leaving MD Anderson in 2004, he was a senior vice president and chief pharmacist for Medco Health Solutions and Chief Pharmacy Officer for US Oncology, Inc.
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Interview between Roger Anderson, Ph.D. and Lesley W. Brunet occured on May 18, 2004 in his office in the Division of Pharmacy, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Roger Anderson Interview Oral History Interview 1, May 18, 2004, Making Cancer History Oral History Collection, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Oral history was edited by Javier Garza, Archivist, May 2011