Sept. 24, 2012
Auburn Athletics’ team physician and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, was honored during the Auburn-LSU game for 20 years of service to the Auburn Athletics Department.
"It is tremendously rewarding to be recognized for my 20 years of work with Auburn,” Andrews said. “In reality, it has been closer to 30 or 40 years, because I began with Dr. Hughston and the Hughston Clinic in Columbus (Ga.). I truly appreciate the award and have loved every minute of my work with Auburn."
Dr. Andrews serves as Co-Medical Director for Intercollegiate Sports at Auburn University and is one of the founding members of the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center (ASMOC) and the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) located at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham.
Andrews graduated from Louisiana State University in 1963, where he was Southeastern Conference indoor and outdoor pole vault champion. He completed LSU School of Medicine in 1967, and completed his orthopedic 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.
He is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Andrews has served on the Board of Directors of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, and served as Secretary of that Board from May 2004 to May 2005. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Knee Society. He is Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical School, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and the University of South Carolina Medical School. He has been awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree from Livingston University, Doctor of Science Degree from Troy University and a Doctor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Andrews serves as a medical consultant to numerous professional sport associations including Senior Orthopedic Consultant for the Washington Redskins Professional Football team; Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Professional Baseball Team Physician for the Birmingham Barons Double A Professional Baseball Team, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox; Co-Medical Director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.