Neil Anderson, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Year of Graduation: 2009
I attended UW-Madison from 2001-2005, majoring in genetics and bacteriology. During that time I worked in a neurobiology lab studying decision making patterns in fruit flies. In 2005, I started medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. During the summer of 2006, I worked in a lab studying botulism neurotoxin binding properties. I graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2009.
I feel incredibly privileged to be part of such a great program! Personally, I have a deep interest in infectious diseases. I actually grew up living on the grounds of a zoo since my father was the director. My plan was to attend vet school, though undergraduate courses in medical microbiology made me decide on medical school instead. I realized that the vast amounts of microorganisms that may be seen in human disease processes can provide more diversity and excitement than you can ever get with a zoo! M CW is a great fit for this because of the extensive exposure we get to both surgical pathology and clinical pathology, through weekly sets of unknowns or “plate rounds” with the infectious disease team. I am just starting to get my feet wet in all this program has to offer and so far I have not been disappointed. The residents and the faculty are excellent teachers and very approachable.
In my free time, I particularly enjoy going to a Brewers game or picnicking at “Jazz in the Park” on Thursday evenings. Of course, there is also the two weeks of back to back concerts at Summerfest to look forward to every year! Overall, Milwaukee is a pretty great place to be!