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Ron Anderson

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Ron Anderson, MD, died of cancer at age 68 on September 11, 2014. He was the former CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System and longstanding member of the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern). A respected leader, Dr. Anderson worked to make healthcare accessible to all patients, regardless of ability to pay, and he was a recognized proponent of the physician-patient relationship. In the 1990’s, he provided influential opposition to welfare reform measures that would require healthcare providers to report undocumented immigrants to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. In 2005, he was selected as No. 1 on both Modern Physician …

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