Diana Anderson

“Dochitect” who combines medicine and architecture

Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch, is a healthcare architect and a board-certified internist. She completed her medical residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center in the United States. As a “dochitect,” Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture. She has worked on hospital design projects globally and is widely published in both architectural and medical journals, books and the popular press. She speaks frequently about the impacts of healthcare design on patient outcomes, staff satisfaction and related topics. She is co-founder of the Clinicians for Design Group, an international network of leaders that seeks to inspire and accelerate the design of environments and systems. Dr. Anderson was recognized for her contributions to the field by the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health U40 List of Healthcare Design’s Best under 40. As an immediate past Fellow at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, she explores space design and ethics. She is currently a geriatric medicine fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.

Interviewed by Moyez Jiwa

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