I believe the best way to deliver care to a newly diagnosed cancer patient is through a multidisciplinary team approach, with treatment focused around the patient’s goals. I am honored to share patients’ cancer journeys with them from the initial consultation to the long-term follow-up care.
Education: M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Surgical
Fellowship: City of Hope, Duarte, CA, Surgical Oncology
About Dr. Casandra Anderson
Dr. Casandra Anderson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1995. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2000 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society. She completed her surgical residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at which time she also participated in a surgical critical care fellowship. Dr. Anderson then went on to train in surgical oncology at City of Hope in Duarte, California.
Dr. Casandra Anderson’s interests are in breast care, including complex cancer care and high-risk screening. She has helped develop shared decision-making tools, as well as value and preference surveys to help her patients understand their options and voice their preferences. She recognizes the social and emotional challenges that come with a life-changing diagnosis, and is dedicated to her patients’ treatment and recovery.
Dr. Casandra Anderson enjoys spending her free time with her husband and son playing mini-golf and escape games. She also enjoys exploring new places, gardening and outdoor activities.
Awards & accomplishments
Top Doctor, FindaTopDoc, 2020
Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors for Women (General Surgery) 2011, 2013-14, 2019
Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors (General Surgery) 2015-16
Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors (Breast Surgery) 2014, 2017-19
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors (General Surgery) 2012-19
Bruce Linderholm Award, ANW Medical Staff, 2013
Terrell McElligott Surgical Oncology Fellow of the Year Award, 2008
AOA, University of Minnesota Medical School
Dean’s List, University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences