Dr. Joseph Andersen grew up in Las Vegas, NV. After graduating from the US Air Force Academy and serving in the Air Force, he went back to school at the Southern California College of Optometry and graduated with honors. He has been practicing in Georgia for 25 years and served as the Medical Director for Georgia for ECP over the last three years. He has a wife named Maureen and two kids: Grace, a UGA graduate and current middle school math teacher, and Leif, a rising Junior at Georgia Tech (Engineering major and track athlete). Dr. Andersen and his wife Maureen enjoy being with friends and family, outdoor activities and traveling. In addition, he enjoys competing in triathlons and distance running events (45+ completed) and playing the bass guitar at his church.