Dr. James Andrews
Introducing the scientist
Dr. James Andrews was a different yet interesting scientist. He was born in Homer, Louisiana in 1942. He went through and accomplished many of his goals in life and did some pretty amazing things. He started to pursue his dreams when he graduated from LSU in 1963. He also attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine and left in 1967 with a degree. He formed his degree with his medical and strong educational background to become an outstanding American orthopedic surgeon.
Orthopedic Knowledge
Andrews specifically devoted himself to orthopedic surgery. He focused on a lot of sports injuries and continued on to be medic for sports teams and universities. He also did consulting with different groups to talk about skeletal, muscle, joint and ligament injuries and repair. Dr. Andrews did track and field for a big chunk of his life and that too lead to his interest in sports injuries.
Getting To Where He Is Today
Although Dr. James Andrews has a medical degree what really got him to earn the name of a scientist? Dr. Frank Jobe was the real creator and first to perform the tommy john surgery. The surgery was named after a major league baseball player which they first performed the surgery on. Dr. Andrews saw this as a chance to step up. It was the next major sports surgery yet it wasn’t good enough for Andrews yet. He perfected the surgery to the way that was the safest, easiest and most efficient way to perform it.
His Accomplishments And How He Finally Came Through
Andrews is a top specialist in repairing damaged ligaments and especially knees and elbows. He has written numerous scientific articles and books. He has also done at least one presentation on every continent. Dr. Andrews is also the founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and the James Andrews Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Now he has six children with his wife, Janelle, and three grandchildren.
Dr. James Andrews has worked with over 1000 athletes. Here is a list of some of the major them:

1. Michael Jordan, shoulder exam
2. Kenny Rogers, Tommy John
3. Dwayne Wade, shoulder consultation
4. Tiger Woods, knee consultation
5. Shaquille O'Neal, shoulder consultation;
6. Charles Barkley, shoulder surgery
7. Reggie Bush, knee consultation
8. Chris Webber, knee surgery
9. Bo Jackson, shoulder surgery, hip replacement

This list was helped formed by:
http://www.fastcompany.com/958565/star-power-dr-andrews-patient-list-veritable-whos-who-sports#self


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Citations
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Andrews, James R. Any Given Monday. New York: Scribner, 2013. Print
Ellen Gibson. Fast company star power. "Star Power: Dr. Andrews' Patient List is a Veritable Who's Who of Sports." star power.
http://www.fastcompany.com/958565/star-power-dr-andrews-patient-list-veritable-whos-who-sports#self. Web. Sept. 20, 2013


Anderson, Lars. "how Dr. James Andrews Went From Sports Fan to the Sports Surgeon." Sports Illustrated.CNN.com. Sports Illustrated, 27 Nov. 2010. <http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/the_bonus/11/23.dr.andrews/index.html>. Web. Sept. 20, 2013

"James. R. Andrews, M.D." Andrews Institute: Orthopaedics & sports Medicine. Baptist health care, 2013. <http://www.theandrewsinstitute.com/Experience/DrAndrews.aspx>. Web. Sept. 20, 2013