Dr. Anz spent his first 18 years of life in Auburn, Alabama. He graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in mathematics and was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Chi. He was awarded an Alabama Merritt Scholarship for medical education and attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and second in his class. His orthopaedic residency training was performed at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with research including 3-D CT reconstruction for identification of mild hip dysplasia and a biomechanical project involving pitchers and elbow injury. Dr. Anz's strongest interest has been in cartilage regeneration, for which he traveled to Malaysia for 3 weeks and aided a recent publication of a case series utilizing a novel method with peripheral blood progenitor cells. He has been working at Wake Forest to initiate a randomized controlled trial involving this method including the acquisition of safety and quality data for preparation of an Investigational New Device application from the FDA.
His wife, Candace, is a physician who recently finished a fellowship in allergy and immunology. They have two furry, four-legged children of the canine variety. As an ardent skier who has been coming out yearly to the Rockies with his family for over 20 years, Dr. Anz is excited about living in the area for a year. His other interests include mountain biking, fly-fishing, kite boarding, and learning how to snow kite.