The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) recently announced that Jennifer Moore Anderson, PharmD., MD, has been appointed to the position of associate medical director. She is responsible for performing prescription drug and other specialized clinical reviews for Arkansas Medicaid.

Prior to joining AFMC, Anderson was chief of surgery for the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) and a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Arkansas Ophthalmology Associates. Anderson plans to continue her ophthalmology practice part-time while at AFMC. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Anderson, who is also a pharmacist, received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va., in 2004 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1999. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Anderson’s undergraduate work was done at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Va.

Beginning in late 2008, Anderson was also an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a staff physician, department of ophthalmology, at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

While at the CAVHS, Anderson led a team that established the Conway eye clinic for vets and established care coordination plans between optometry and ophthalmology, and between primary care and eye services. Anderson led another team at CAVHS that improved patient access to care, helping CAVHS lead the region and the nation in regard to consult management.

A native of Batesville, Anderson is married and the mother of three children. In June 2012 she received the UAMS Dean’s Faculty Award and the CAVHS Community Service Award in Nov. 2009.