NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 20, 2013) – TriStar Centennial Medical Center is proud to announce that John E. Anderson, M.D., internist, has been named President, Medicine & Science, for the American Diabetes Association.

In this role, Anderson will serve as the principal spokesperson and advocate for the Association regarding diabetes-related medicine and science issues.  Additionally, he will work closely with the Association’s volunteers and staff on initiatives in support of the organization’s mission during his tenure. 

Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in the practice of internal medicine with a focus on the care of people with diabetes. He has given lectures and conducted workshops across the country about a variety of topics related to diabetes.  He has also traveled the states of Tennessee and Kentucky talking to primary care physicians about patient management. 

Anderson has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer for more than 20 years including having served a previous term on the Board of Directors, as Chair of the Advocacy Committee, and as a member of the Strategic Marketing work group.  He was also Co-Chair of the Association’s Health Reform Task Force, served on the Professional Practice Committee, and on the Legal Advocacy and Legislative Subcommittees of the Advocacy Committee.  In Nashville, he is serving as a Community Leadership Board member.  He is also a member of the American Diabetes Association's Pinnacle Society and Summit Circle. Anderson practices with The Frist Clinic, part of TriStar Medical Group, on the TriStar Centennial campus in Nashville, Tenn. Anderson has also served as Chair of the Department of Medicine, has been a member of the Board of Trustees, and just completed his second year as Chair of the Board for TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and completed his doctorate in medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.

Celebrating 45 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room at Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.