Gunnar B. J. Andersson, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Gunnar Andersson

Dr. Gunnar Andersson is a retired orthopedic surgeon who has more than 30 years of experience specializing in spine surgery. He has served on the Veritas Health Medical Advisory Board for 20 years.


Dr. Gunnar Andersson is a retired, world-renowned spine surgeon. He practiced at Rush University Medical Center, where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the President of the Medical Staff. Dr. Andersson has taught courses and presented research papers at national and international conferences and meetings.

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Spine Medicine Leadership

  • Member, Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Member, National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at NIH
  • Chairman, Research Committee at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Advocates for Spine Patients
  • Past Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  • Past President of Medical Staff, Rush University Medical Center
  • Past President, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
  • Past President, Orthopaedic Research Society

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Professional Awards and Recognition

  • Muybridge Medal
  • ISSLS Stryker Spine Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Kappa Delta Award from the AAOS/ORS
  • Freedom of Movement Award from the Arthritis Foundation
  • Trustee Medal from Rush University Medical Center


  • Cand Med – University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • MD – University of Göteborg, Sweden
  • PhD – University of Göteborg, Sweden
  • Residency – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sahlgren University Hospital, Sweden
  • Fellowship – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The London Hospital

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Profile last updated: January 21, 2020.