James R. Andrews, M.D.
He is Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Professional Baseball Team. He is the Senior Orthopaedic Consultant for the Cincinnati Reds Professional Baseball Team. He is the team physician for the Birmingham Barons Double A Professional Baseball Team, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
He is Co-Medical Director of the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour and the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
He is a member of the Sports Medicine Committee of the United States Olympic Committee having served during the last quadrennium as well as the current one.
He served on the NCAA Competitive Safeguards in Medical Aspects of Sports Committee.
He currently serves on the Medical and Safety Advisory Committee of USA Baseball.
Doctor Andrews is National Medical Director for HEALTHSOUTH Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange Corporation and the largest healthcare company in the USA. He is also Medical Director for HEALTHSOUTH Sports Medicine Council devoted to health and fitness for the nation's young athletes. He serves on the Board of Directors of the following companies: HealthTronics Corporation, American Club Systems, Banc Corporation, and Robins Morton Construction Company. He is a member of Troy State University's Board of Trustees.
Doctor Andrews has been inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and was named recipient of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1992 Distinguished Sportsman Award. In 1996, Doctor Andrews was inducted into the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction.
Doctor Andrews and his wife Jenelle have six children, Andy, Amy, Archie, Ashley, Amber, Abby, and two grandchildren.
Doctor James R. Andrews is on of the world's foremost orthopaedic surgeons, internationally known and recognized for his scientific and clinic research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injuries and his skill as an orthopaedic surgeon. Many of the world's outstanding athletes seek his expertise in sports injuries. As a co-founding director of FastHealth Corporation, he has contributed greatly to the initial concept, organization, and establishment of the first patient-focused research portal in the United States.
Doctor Andrews is one of the founding members of the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (ASMOC) and the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Alabama, located at HEALTHSOUTH Medical Center. He serves as Chairman and Medical Director of ASMI.
Doctor Andrews came to Birmingham in 1986 to help form the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. He has been mentor for more than 125 orthopaedic/sports medicine fellows who have trained under him through the American Sports Medicine Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Involved in education and research in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery, he has made major presentations on every continent, and has authored numerous scientific articles and books.
Doctor Andrews graduated from Louisiana State University in 1963, where he was Southeastern Conference indoor and outdoor pole vault champion. He completed medical school in 1967, and completed his orthopaedic residency at Tulane Medical School in 1972. He had surgical fellowships in sports medicine at the University of Virginia Medical School in 1972 with Doctor Frank McCue, III, and at the University of Lyon, Lyon, France in 1972 with the late professor Albert Trillat, M.D., who was known as the Father of European Knee Surgery.
Doctor Andrews is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama Medical School, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and the University of Kentucky Medical School. He has been awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree from Livingston University, Doctor of Science Degree from Troy State University and a Doctor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Knee Society.