Daniel Anderson MD graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, earning a Bachelor in Science. He went on to earn his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine internship at Ochsner. He went on to gain operational experience as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force, earning an Air Medal with over 200 combat hours during multiple deployments. Dr. Anderson then completed an ophthalmology residency in San Antonio, TX at Wilford Hall and Brooks Army Medical Center, becoming a third-generation ophthalmologist. Recognized for his surgical skills, he was selected to stay in San Antonio as junior faculty for the residency program, taking an active role in teaching 18 residents cataract surgery. He deployed as an ophthalmologist to Afghanistan, where he managed complex ocular trauma and played a critical role in the head, neck, and face trauma team. He also has gained humanitarian experience both during deployment and in Panama, performing manual small incision cataract surgery on residents of several underserved villages.
Dr. Anderson has always been passionate about complex anterior segment surgery and pursued further training, completing a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Working with world-renowned leaders in the field, Dr. Anderson had extensive surgical and clinical training. He specializes in corneal transplants, anterior segment disease, complex anterior segment surgery, and refractive surgery.
He is happily married to a Louisiana native and is the proud father of three girls. Residing in Ocean Springs, he is active in the community. Currently Active Duty Air Force at Keesler AFB, he is the Chief of Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery. He volunteers time to teach cataract surgery for Tulane Ophthalmology residents at the Biloxi VA. He teaches refractive surgery to Tulane residents and Buffalo NY residents.