WSRC adds Dr. Ashley Anderson to Board of Advisors

WSRC adds Dr. Ashley Anderson to Board of Advisors

The Wisconsin Security Research Consortium is pleased to announce the addition of Ashley G. Anderson Jr., MD, MS, FACS, to its Board of Advisors. Dr. Anderson will consult on issues relating to biomedical research and the biotechnology industry.

After graduating from medical school at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Anderson began his postgraduate training at Northwestern University in general surgery and completed a residency in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. He then entered group practice, and eventually academic medicine, where he served as a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He was commissioned and served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, 44th General Hospital, eventually finishing his duty as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Dr. Anderson has held numerous leadership positions including service as board chair for Physicians Plus Medical Group, a 240-member multi-specialty group that eventually merged into the UW Medical Foundation, and a twelve-year tenure as board chair for Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation. He holds a masters degree in Preventive Medicine from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and served for two years as director of the University of Wisconsin Administrative Medicine Program.

For the past sixteen years, Dr. Anderson has been the Chief Medical Officer for Promega Corporation, a global biotechnology company based in Madison. He also serves as Medical Director for the City of Madison Police Department. He is deeply committed to wellness and population health.

“Dr. Anderson brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience in academic medicine and research at UW–Madison, as well as his leadership in industry and public service,” said Dave Schroeder, WSRC Research Director. “We look forward to Dr. Anderson’s guidance as we apply Wisconsin’s research capabilities to pressing national security problems.”

The Wisconsin Security Research Consortium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation affiliated with the University of Wisconsin–Madison that enhances Wisconsin’s position to attract and retain research and development grants from federal government agencies for the purpose of conducting sensitive academic and business research and related development work. This research contributes to the health, safety, and security of the people of Wisconsin and citizens of the United States, regardless of where they live.