Our new President, Mike Anderson, MD has committed to shaving his head for the cause at this year's St. Baldrick's event. St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers -- in fact they are the #1 private funder of childhood cancer research grants, supporting lifesaving research at every stage of the process. Dr. Anderson will be joined by a team of Benioff Children's Hospital doctors, nurses, researchers, and staff who will bravely shave their heads to raise money to support lifesaving childhood cancer research.
Worldwide, more than 25,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer this month. They're counting on us to fund cures so they can grow up and live long, healthy lives. Whether you decide to shave your head on March 11th or donate, we hope you will be a part of the excitement. To date we have raised over $1.6 million to support research in childhood and adolescent cancer at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
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More About Dr. Anderson
Dr. Anderson was named President of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Senior Vice President, Children's Services for UCSF Health in December.
Dr. Anderson enjoys national stature as a sought-after authority on children’s health policy, pediatric disaster preparedness, system quality and physician workforce. As President George W. Bush’s appointee, he served as Vice Chair of the National Commission on Children and Disasters. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and the President’s Commission on Bioethics. He has chaired an Institute of Medicine Committee on Pediatric Disaster Response and Recovery, and is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Disaster Medical System. In 2014, Dr. Anderson was appointed by the Obama Administration to chair the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters at HHS. He has served on three national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics and chaired its Committee on Pediatric Workforce.