Bringing Advanced Surgical Care to the Palouse

Gritman General Surgeons Advancing Compassionate Expertise in New Surgery Practice

As our region’s health system, we are proud at Gritman Medical Center to be growing in our ability to provide integrated care for you and the ones you love.

The addition of Gritman General Surgeons expands access to gastrointestinal (GI) scopes and surgeries for hernias and reflux disease. And with expertise in general, acute care and trauma surgery, Gritman General Surgeons is providing a higher level of coordinated care that’s close to home.

Our new general surgeons, Dr. Bryan Anderson and Dr. Brian Newell, are eager to provide an increased variety of general surgery options for Palouse-area patients, so members of the community don’t feel like they have to turn to far-away institutions to get the same care that’s provided in our community.

“That’s what I‘d hope to provide to those patients,” Dr. Anderson said.

Dr. Bryan anderson
Dr. Bryan Anderson returns to Moscow after practicing in the Treasure Valley since 1999, including surgical care at Idaho’s largest trauma center.

Meet Our New General Surgeons

Dr. Bryan Anderson, M.D., FACS

Dr. Bryan anderson - general surgery specialist at gritman general surgeons

Dr. Bryan Anderson

Dr. Anderson, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, joins Gritman as the next chapter in a flourishing general surgery career that launched more than 20 years ago in Idaho’s Treasure Valley.

Since beginning practice in 1999, Dr. Anderson’s specialties have encompassed everything from acute care, trauma surgery at Idaho’s largest trauma center, colorectal, endocrine, endoscopy as well as minimally invasive techniques for surgeries including hernia, upper GI and reflux disease. He’s joining us from Idaho’s Treasure Valley, where he held admitting privileges with both major Boise-area hospital systems—St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center.

His appointment at Gritman is a return to Moscow for Dr. Anderson, who received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho before attending medical school at the University of Arizona and a general surgery residency at Michigan State University.

Dr. Anderson’s goal is to provide the most advanced general surgical care in a compassionate way that helps patients understand their condition and options for care–before and after surgery.

“As a surgeon, I love to operate, I love to see patients’ lives improved, take care of acute problems for them,” he said. “That’s something I’ve always enjoyed.”

A fan of professional cycling, soccer and the Idaho Vandals, Dr. Anderson also enjoys traveling with his wife, mountain biking, Xterra racing, backcountry skiing and trail running.

Dr. Brian Newell, M.D.

Dr. Brian newell - gritman general surgeon

Dr. Brian Newell

Dr. Newell comes to Gritman from Pennsylvania, where he recently completed a residency program as Chief Resident in General Surgery from Wellspan York Hospital, a Johns Hopkins affiliate in pediatric and transplant surgeries.

He is returning to the region after amassing more than 1,500 surgery cases during his career, including hundreds of endoscopes.

Dr. Newell earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brigham Young University and his M.D. from the University of Texas Houston Medical School. Prior to arriving at Wellspan York Hospital, he completed an internship at Case Western University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Newell lived in the Northwest and West most of his life prior to starting his medical training, where he helped foster a love of the outdoors and activities like hunting, biking, baseball and pickleball. Other interests include home renovation and singing as a family.

“I chose to be a true general surgeon able to take care of the broad surgical needs of a community,” Newell said. “I look forward to lifelong learning and getting continued training in whatever needs my community has.”

A family man, Newell and his wife have four children. He delivered his daughter during an OB/GYN clerkship.

Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Meet Dr. Bryan Anderson with Gritman General Surgeons


New Gritman General Surgeons Moscow Location

Gritman General Surgeons accepts appointments and referrals for any number of surgical specialties at the new practice 2400 W. A St., Suite G, Moscow. Call the office at 208-883-1177 or your primary care provider to schedule an appointment.