Recognized throughout the world for his scientific and clinical research contributions in knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries, James Andrews, MD, is one of the founding members of the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and chairman and medical director of the American Sports Medicine Institute at HealthSouth Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. He is also a clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Alabama Medical School, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Andrews graduated from Louisiana State University and completed his orthopaedic residency at Tulane Medical School. He did surgical fellowships in sports medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and at the University of Lyon in France. He is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Andrews served on the NCAA Competitive Safeguards in Medical Aspects of Sports Committee and currently serves on the Medical and Safety Advisory Committee of USA Basketball. He was a member of the Sports Medicine Committee of the United States Olympic Committee during the last quadrennial, 1992 to 1996, and will serve again in the year 2000.