W. Dale Anderson has practiced ophthalmology in Colorado Springs since 1970. Born and raised in Covina, California, Dr. Anderson graduated Cum Laude from Pomona College in Claremont, California. He attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, achieving membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honorary society for top graduates in medicine. From there he went into the US Army. As a young officer, he completed his internship at Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, and proceeded to residency at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington D.C.
Dr. Anderson’s first station after residency brought him to Fort Carson as Chief of the Ophthalmology Service. The war in Vietnam saw him head the ophthalmology service with the 24th Evac Hospital, serving as the lead consultant in ophthalmology. Returning from the war, he came back to Colorado Springs to set up private practice.
Leadership in medicine has been a recurring theme in Dr. Anderson’s career. He served as Chief of Surgery at Penrose Community Hospital (now St Francis Hospital), ascending to the position of Chief of Staff.
With Operation Desert Storm, Dr. Anderson’s expertise was again called into service in 1991 at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital. While a number of other ophthalmologists were considered for the post, it was Dr. Anderson’s war-time experience that made him the choice for this critical position.
Community leadership has seen Dr. Anderson serve as president of the local Kiwanis Club. He is married to Caroline, has two daughters, Kathleen and Robin, and three grandchildren.
“I am fortunate to continue doing what I love—providing the best possible care for my patients.”