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Allen Anderson, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Schedule an appointment: 210-450-4888
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular
Emory University School of Medicine, 1990
New York University Medical Center, 1994
University of Chicago, 1997

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229
Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - Commercial Exchange
Aetna - PPO/EPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Smart Care EPO
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup (Gonzaba) - Medicare Advantage (Transplants only)
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO/PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Cigna (USSA Client Only) - Direct Employer
Community First Health Plans - HMO/Exchange (EPO)
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plans - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plans - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO/PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Driscoll Health Plan - Medicaid-All
El Paso First - Medicaid-CHIP
El Paso First - Medicaid-STAR
Entrust - TPA
First Health - Commercial PPO
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Gonzaba Medical Group - Transplant ONLY
Healthsmart - Accel
Healthsmart - Commercial PPO
Healthsmart - HPO/POS
Humana - Commercial Behavioral Health
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO/PPO/Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage Behavioral Health
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant ONLY Network
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Commercial and Medicaid Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant ONLY
Oscar - Commercial Exchange
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Prime Health Services - Commercial PPO
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Provider Network of America (PNOA) - Commercial
Provider Partners Health Plan (PPHP) - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO/PPO/Medicare Advantage
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
Tokio Marine - Transplant
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
Universal Benefits Consortium - Brokerage Firm (School Districts)
University of Incarnate Word (Gilsbar) - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage
WellPoint (Gonzaba) - Medicare Advantage (TRANSPLANTS ONLY)
WellPoint - Medicaid-CHIP
WellPoint - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR Kids
WellPoint - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
WellPoint - Medicare Advantage
WellPoint - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Please contact your health insurance company to confirm provider participation. For billing and insurance questions, please call our Billing Department at 210-358-3260.
I am Chief of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine (tenure) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas San Antonio.
Formerly, I was the Medical Director of the Center for Heart Failure in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Medicine and Chief of the Section of Heart Failure and Transplant in the Division of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern Medicine.
I am a Georgia native and graduated from the Emory University School of Medicine. I completed internal medicine training, including a chief residency, at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center. I then completed a general cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago and one year of advanced heart failure/transplant training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. I am board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.
Research Interests:
My research interests include the non-invasive assessment of heart failure and cardiac transplant patients, valvular heart disease in heart failure patients and the development of novel therapeutic approaches for advanced heart failure patients.
I am a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. I have received numerous awards for teaching medical students, residents and fellows.
In addition to my administrative and academic roles, I maintain an active clinical practice in cardiomyopathies, advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. My passion is to improve the lives of people living with heart failure.

Journal Articles

  1. Youmans QR, Zhou A, Harap R, Eskender MH, Anderson AS, Ezema AU, Ghafourian K, Ohiomoba R, Pham DT, Rich JD, Vorovich EE, Wilcox JE, Yancy CW, Okwuosa IS. .Association of cigarette smoking and adverse events in left ventricular assist device patients. Int J Artif Organs. 2021 Mar;44(3):181-187. doi: 10.1177/0391398820948874. Epub 2020 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 32794429..
  2. Ran G, Chung K, Anderson AS, Gibbons R, Narang N, Churpek M, Parker WF. .Between-Center Variation in High-Priority Listing Status under the New Heart Allocation Policy. Am J Transplant. 2021;00:1-10 Apr 17; doi:10.1111/ajt.16614.PubMed PMID: 33864733..
  3. Ohiomoba RO, Youmans QR, Ezema A, Akanyirige P, Anderson AS, Bryant A, Jackson K, Mandieka E, Pham DT, Rich JD, Yancy CW, Okwuosa IS. .Cardiac transplantation outcomes in patients with amyloid cardiomyopathy. Am Heart J. 2021 Feb 20;236:13-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2021.02.016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33621542..
  4. Puckelwartz MJ, Pesce LL, Dellefave-Castillo LM, Wheeler MT, Pottinger TD, Robinson AC, Kearns SD, Gacita AM, Schoppen ZJ, Pan W, Kim G, Wilcox JE, Anderson AS, Ashley EA, Day SM, Cappola T, Dorn GW 2nd, McNally EM. .Genomic Context Differs Between Human Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Apr 6;10(7):e019944. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.019944. Epub 2021 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 33764162..
  5. Jackson KC, Youmans QR, Wu T, Harap R, Anderson AS, Chicos A, Ezema A, Mandieka E, Ohiomoba R, Pawale A, Pham DT, Russell S, Sporn PHS, Yancy CW, Okwuosa IS. .Heart Transplantation Outcomes in Cardiac Sarcoidosis. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. [Epub ahead of print 2021 Aug 30].
  6. Cowger JA, Estep JD, Rinde-Hoffman DA, Givertz MM, Anderson AS, Jacoby D, Chen L,Brieke A, Mahr C, Hall S, Ewald GA, Dirckx N, Baker AT, Pinney SP. .Variability in Blood Pressure Assessment in Patients Supported with the HeartMate 3TM. ASAIO J 2021. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001497. Epub ahead of print June 2021..
  7. Prasad A, Panhwar S, Hendel RC, Sheikh O, Mushtaq Z, Dollar F, Vinas A, Alraies C, Almonani A, Nguyen TH, Amione-Guerra J, Foster MT, Sisson C, Anderson A, George JC, Kutkut I, GuareƱa Casillas JA, Badin A. .COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system: A review of current data, summary of best practices, outline of controversies and illustrative case reports. Am Heart J. August 2020. 226:174-187.
  8. Khan Mohammad S, Khan Muhammad S, Moustafa A, Anderson AS, Mehta R, Khan SS. .Efficacy and Safety of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists in Patients With Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease. Amer J Cardio. 2020;125(4):643-650..
  9. Sarnari R, Blake AM, Ruh A, Abbasi MA, Pathrose A, Blaisdell J, Dolan RS, Ghafourian K, Wilcox JE, Khan SS, Vorovich EE, Rich JD, Anderson AS, Yancy CW, Carr JC, Markl M. .Evaluating Biventricular Myocardial Velocity and Interventricular Dyssynchrony in Adult Patients During the First Year After Heart Transplantation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2020;52:920-929.
  10. Ohiomoba, RO, Youmans QR, Akanyirige PW, Ezema AU, Anderson AS, Bryant A, Jackson K, Mandieka E, Pham DT, Raza Y, Rich JD, Yancy CW, Okwuosa IS. .History of cigarette smoking and heart transplant outcomes. IJC Heart & Vasculature. 2020-10-01. Vol 30. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100599 .
  11. Rico-Mesa JS, White A, Ahmadian-Tehrani A, Anderson AS. .Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists: A Comprehensive Review of Finerenone. Curr Card Reports. (2020) 22:140..
  12. Rico-Mesa JS, White A, Anderson AS. .Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19 Infection Taking ACEI/ARB. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020;22(5):31. doi: 10.1007/s11886-020-01291-4..
  13. Parker WF, Chung K, Anderson AS, Siegler M, Huang ES, Churpek MM. .Treatment Practices of US Transplant Centers after the New Adult Heart Allocation Policy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020; 75:2906-16. PMID: 32527399..
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