Dr. H. Vernon Anderson began his career as an electrical engineer, but quickly migrated into medicine and cardiology, and ultimately to interventional cardiology. He trained with Dr. Andreas Gruentzig in Atlanta, who is considered to be the father of interventional cardiology, and with Dr. Spencer King. In addition to his clinical leadership, Dr. Anderson is active with the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He has served and continues to serve on numerous committees, work groups and task forces. He is a researcher, teacher, and clinician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Anderson is a recognized expert in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Anderson has been with The University of Texas Health Science since March of 2003.

It was announce on January 3, 2014 that Dr. Anderson has been selected for the Distinguished Service Award as a Master of the American College of Cardiology and will be honored at the 2014 Annual Convocation on Monday, March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

The ACC Distinguished Awards were established to recognize outstanding individuals making contributions to the cardiovascular profession. Among these distinguished awards are early career distinguished awards, mid-to-late career distinguished awards and the honorable Master of the ACC (MACC) award.