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Robert Anderson, MD
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  • Sports Medicine


Dr. Anderson grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and his medical career has taken him all over the nation. He is a well-sought-after orthopedic surgeon by professional athletes across the country. He began his path in orthopedic surgery at The University of Mississippi as an undergraduate majoring in Biology. After undergrad, he returned home to Wisconsin to obtain his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Anderson has covered the Green Bay Packers for the last six years, prior to covering the Carolina Panthers for 18 years. 

Clinic Location
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Foot & Ankle Institute 250 N Caswell Rd
Suite 200B
Charlotte, NC 28207
My Team
  • Carolina Panthers NFL Organization: Assistant Team Orthopedist, 1999-2017 
  • Green Bay Packers NFL Organization: Associate Team Physician, 2017- present 
Bruce E. Cohen, MD
  • The University of Mississippi- Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Co-chairman, NFL Musculoskeletal Committee, 2016 - present 
  • Co-chairman, Foot and Ankle Subcommittee of the NFL Injury and Safety Panel 2004-Present 


  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Charlotte Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, July 1984 - June 1988 


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. July 1988 - June 1989. John S. Gould, M.D., Chairman 
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • 2024 Presidents' Award Recipient presented by The NFLPS and PFATS
  • Named a 2023 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Housestaff Secretary/Treasurer, 1985 
  • Oscar Miller Day Resident Award, 1985 
  • Charlotte Orthopaedic Day Resident Award, 1986 
  • Housestaff President 1986-1988 
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association State Meeting Resident Award, 1987 
  • Commencement Speaker, Graduation Class of 1988 
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 
  • Carolinas Medical Center, 1991 and 1997 
  • Carolinas Medical Center Golden Apple Award, 2017 


  • Prescription Footwear Association Physician of the Year, 1996 
  • Charlotte Magazine, “Best Doctors 2006” 
  • North Carolina, “Best Doctors 2001-2008” 
  • AAOS Achievement Award – 2010 
  • Charlotte Magazine, “Best Doctors 2014” 
  • NFLPS Academic Excellence Award 2014 
  • PFATS NFL Physician of the Year Award, 2016 


  • Speaker, Graduation Class of 1983 
  • Letters of Commendation: Microbiology and Pharmacology 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1983 


  • Summa Cum Lauda (3.997 GPA) 
  • The University of Mississippi Hall of Fame 
  • Taylor Medalist for highest GPA in field of Biology (1978), and Chemistry (1979) 
  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities 
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Phi Beta Kappa equivalent) 
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year Award, 1979 
  • Stanley J. Birge Award for outstanding undergraduate of Chi Psi National Fraternity, 1979 
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastic Honorary 
  • Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Scholastic Award 
  • Elected to: Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Order of Omega 
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1980 
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, 1981