Dr. Andrews to be inducted into American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

FROM STAFF REPORTS

SEATTLE – Dr. James R. Andrews, MD, orthopaedic sports medicine leader and past AOSSM President, will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 10, during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field.

Andrews is one of the founding members of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham. He is also founder, chairman and medical director of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) a non-profit institute dedicated to injury prevention, education and research in orthopaedic and sports medicine. In addition, he is a founding partner and medical director of the Andrews Institute and the Andrews Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He was also crucial to the development of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to help prevent athletic overuse and trauma injuries in kids.

The Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center has two offices in Shelby County, one off of U.S. 280 near Greystone and one in Pelham. Recently, the center partnered with Dr. Joseph Ackerson to create a multi-disciplinary program to better manage and treat sports concussions in young student-athletes.

Andrews is internationally known and recognized for his skills as an orthopaedic surgeon as well as his scientific and clinic research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injury prevention and treatment. In addition, he has made numerous presentations around the world, and has authored hundreds of scientific articles and books. He also recently wrote, “Any Given Monday,” based upon his life in sports medicine.

In addition, he has received numerous awards, including the 2014 NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award and induction as a member of the “Louisiana Legends.” He was also named by the state of Louisiana as one of the 200 most influential people in Louisiana history since statehood.