Anthony Accurso grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College High School. He received his B.A. with honors in Biology from Dartmouth College in 1999. He taught high school science for six years before starting medical school. He completed medical school at SUNY Downstate, in Brooklyn NY. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview, during which time he did clinical work at the Comprehensive Care Practice. He joined the faculty as part of the Comprehensive Care Practice in 2013, where he serves as the Director of Resident Education. He is the faculty director of Providers for Responisble Ordering, a group that promotes high-value care.