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Robert S. Andersen, MD

Author of The No-Gimmick Guide to Raising Fit Kids

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Robert S. Andersen, MD's Bio:
Dr. Robert Andersen graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1985. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He was named Outstanding Intern of the Year after completing his first year and appointed a chief resident for his final year. After spending four years in Phoenix, he returned to his native Chicago to practice at the Elmhurst Clinic, a multi-specialty group located in Elmhurst, Illinois, where he has practiced ever since. His grandfather, Ernest Watson, M.D., also a pediatrician, was one of the original founders of the Elmhurst Clinic, along with several of his Mayo Clinic colleagues. Dr. Andersen has served as the chairman of the department of pediatrics at both the Elmhurst Clinic and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and the American College of Pediatricians (FCP). The Consumers’ Research Council of America, based in Washington, D.C., recently named him one of “America’s Top Pediatricians” for 2004–2005 and again for 2005–2006. As a former basketball and baseball player in high school, a walk-on for the University of Illinois varsity basketball team practice squad in 1977, and a scratch golfer, Dr. Andersen has always had an interest in sports, the outdoors, and fitness. Dr. Andersen serves as an elder, assistant pastor, and Bible teacher under pastor Peter Philippi at Grace Bible Church of Rolling Meadows, located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Dr. Andersen and his wife, Cheryl, reside in the Chicago area. They have two daughters, Heather (Andersen) Carson and Jamie, and a son-in-law, Tyler Carson.