June 2, 2011
AUBURN -- Dr. James Andrews was named the 2010-11 Southeastern Conference Team Physician of the Year, it was announced during the Southern Orthopaedic Association SEC Program at Grand National in Opelika on May 25. He was chosen by the SEC member institution athletic training staffs.
Dr. Andrews is a founder of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He has mentored more than 250 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellows and 50 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows.
Dr. Andrews graduated from Louisiana State University in 1963 where he was a SEC indoor and outdoor pole vault champion. He completed the LSU School of Medicine in 1967 and his orthopaedic residency at Tulane Medical School in 1972. He had surgical fellowships in sports medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1972 with Dr. Frank McCue III and at the University of Lyon in Lyon, France, in 1972 with the late professor Albert Trillat, M.D., who is known as the Father of European Knee Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Past-President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Andrews is a Clinical Professor Of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical School.
Dr. Andrews serves as Medical Director for Intercollegiate Sports at Auburn University and serves on the Medical and Safety Advisory Committee of USA Baseball and on the Board of Little League Baseball, Inc.
The SOA SEC Team Physician of the Year Award is sponsored by DJO Global and the Southern Orthopaedic Association.