Neil W. Anderson, MD, D(ABMM)

Neil W. Anderson, MD, D(ABMM)

Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Co-Section Head, Microbiology
Director, Residency Program


  • Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Additional Titles

  • Assistant Medical Director, Barnes Jewish Clinical Microbiology Laboratory


  • BA: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (2005)
  • MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (2009)
  • Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (2013)
  • Fellowship, Clinical Microbiology: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2013
  • American Board of Pathology, Medical Microbiology, 2014
  • Missouri Medical License, 2014
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology, 2016


  • Myron Schuster Award for Pathology Resident of the Year, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013
  • Bronze Mayo Quality Fellow, Mayo Clinic, 2013
  • Faculty Educator of the Year, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, 2016

Clinical Interests

  • Medical & Public Health Microbiology
  • Clinical Virology
  • Medical Education

Research Interests

While my interests are broad, I generally focus on how new testing capabilities for infectious diseases can better patient care. Specific examples include how novel molecular assays allow for better management of patients with respiratory virus and how complicated algorithmic testing can be used more efficiently to render a diagnosis of HIV.

Selected Publications

Comparison of the BD MAXTM Enteric Bacterial Panel to routine culture methods for the detection of Campylobacter, EHEC (O157), Salmonella, and Shigella in preserved stool specimens. Neil Anderson, Blake Buchan, and Nathan Ledeboer. Journal of Clinical Microbiology y. April 2014, 52(4): 1222-4.
Comparison of three immunoassays for detection of antibodies to Strongyloides stercoralis. Neil Anderson, Diane M. Klein, Sarina M. Dornink, Deborah J. Jespersen, Joseph Kubofcik, Thomas B. Nutman, Stephen D. Merrigan, Marc Roger Couturier and Elitza S. Theel. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. May 2014 21 (5): 732-736.
Detection of the dengue virus NS1 antigen using an enzyme immunoassay. Neil Anderson, Deborah Jespersen, Leonard Rollins, Brent Seaton, Harry Prince and Elitza Theel. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. June 2014, 79(2):194-197.
Simultaneous detection of herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 in the cerebrospinal fluid of a patient with seizures and encephalitis. Neil Anderson, William Sistrunk, and Matthew Binnicker. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. January 2015, 53(1):343-5.
Peaks of Promise and Peril: Screening for Antibiotic Resistance by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry. Neil Anderson. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. January 2016, 54(1): 5-6.
Pathology consultation on influenza diagnostics. Allison McMullen, Neil Anderson, and Carey-Ann Burnham. American Journal Of Clinical Pathology. April 2016, 145(4): 440-8.
Morbidity and mortality among patients with respiratory syncytial virus infection: A two-year retrospective review. Neil Anderson, Matthew Binnicker, Dana Harris, Razvan Chirila, Lisa Brumble, Jay Mandrekar, D. Jane Hata. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. July 2016, 85(3): 367-71.
The Brief Case: A reactive HIV rapid antibody test in a pregnant woman. Melanie Yarbrough and Neil Anderson. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. April 2016, 54(4): 826-8.
Best Practices in Diagnosing Respiratory Viral Disease. Abraham J. Qavi and Neil Anderson. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter. July 2017, 39(14): 107-113.
When Good Bugs Go Bad: Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Corynebacterium striatum, an Emerging Multidrug-Resistant, Opportunistic Pathogen. Allison McMullen, Neil Anderson, Meghan Wallace, Angela Shupe, and Carey-Ann Burnham Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. November 2017, 51(11): 1-10.

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