Matthew N. Anderson is a neurosurgery resident interested in cerebrovascular neurosurgery. He has a specific interest in interventional treatment of ischemic stroke and pediatric vascular malformations. Matthew is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. He then went to Stanford University to complete his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. At Stanford, Matthew was president of the Stanford Black Pre-Medical Organization, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of African American doctors in medicine. After Stanford, he attended University of Connecticut for medical school where he was co-president of the Student National Medical Association for two years. Throughout his academic career, Matthew has been interested in learning ways to increase diversity in medicine through various mentoring and pipeline programs. Matthew is previous president of Brown Minority Housestaff Association and current treasurer. He also sits on the Graduate Medical Education Council, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Council and is the resident supervisor of the Neurosurgery Interest Group. He enjoys reading, running, weightlifting, cycling, hiking, karaoke and traveling when outside of the hospital.