James R. Andrews, M.D.
Dr. Andrews co-founded the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), a non-profit institute dedicated to injury prevention, education and research in orthopaedic and sports medicine, and serves as its Chairman of the Board and Medical Director. He was a founding member of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as a founding partner and Medical Director of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He is President and Chairman of the Board of the Andrews Research and Education Foundation, also dedicated to prevention, education and research at the Andrews Institute. He has mentored more than 314 orthopaedic/sports medicine Fellows and more than 84 primary care sports medicine Fellows who have trained under him through these Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs.
In the professional sports arena, Dr. Andrews is Senior Consultant for the Washington Redskins Professional Football Team and Orthopaedic Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Rays Professional Baseball Team. He is also the Medical Director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, as well as on the Medical and Safety Advisory Committee of USA Baseball and the Board of Little League Baseball, Inc. Dr. Andrews serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for Auburn University Intercollegiate Athletics and Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at the University of Alabama. He is recognized throughout the world for his scientific and clinical research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injuries, as well as his skill as an orthopaedic surgeon.