Kappa Alpha Order recognizes Dr. James R. Andrews as 2015 Leadership Lecturer
Kappa Alpha Order national fraternity recognized Dr. James R. Andrews as the 2015 Distinguished Lecturer for its 76th Biennial Convention on Thursday, July 30st, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. Andrews, a world-renown orthopedic surgeon and 1961 initiate of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at Louisiana State University, addressed the Convention, linking his experiences as a surgeon to leadership principles, in its first of three sessions.
Dr. Andrews specializes in repair surgery for knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries and is a specialist in repairing damaged ligaments. Andrews received his degree from Louisiana State University, where he joined was an athlete, winning a Southeastern Conference Championship in pole-vaulting. He completed his residency at Tulane Medical School and completed fellowships at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Lyon.
Andrews is well known for performing orthopedic surgery on high-profile athletes from a wide array of sports and was the subject of an ESPN news article that praised his talents and listed some of his notable clients. One excerpt from the article stated that “[Andrews] is the alpha doc at the center of a sports-medicine network that extends well beyond doctors. Every athletic trainer, physical therapist, strength-and-conditioning coach in the land seems to have Andrews’ cell phone number”. Andrews has numerous practices throughout the country and serves an innumerable variety of boards for sports health and industry. Andrews serves as the team doctor for Alabama, Auburn, and the NFL’s Washington Redskins.