Childrens Health Andrews Institute


Children’s Health℠ is expanding our system with the creation of the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, which will soon be located at Children’s Medical Center Plano. The new pediatric orthopaedic and sports medicine program will be developed under the direction of James Andrews, M.D. In addition to world-class pediatric orthopaedic and sports medicine care, the Children’s Health Andrews Institute will also offer a spectrum of services such as pediatric-focused injury prevention, rehabilitation and therapy, as well as an athletic performance center.  With an emphasis on prevention, this care will be provided using the latest in innovative clinical and surgical technologies, continually improving patient care through research and education.

The Children’s Health Andrews Institute will begin seeing patients in the fall of 2015. 

From Treating Elite Athletes to Young Athletes

Throughout his career, Dr. Andrews has been best known for treating elite athletes. He has performed a large number of Tommy John surgeries during a sports medicine career that has been recognized by numerous sports publications and media. Dr. Andrews is increasingly turning his focus to young athletes, and specifically the prevention and treatment of orthopaedic injuries in children. He recently wrote a book entitled Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them, for Athletes, Parents and Coaches  based on his life in sports medicine. As a result of Dr. Andrews’ passion and dedication to young athletes, his expertise was instrumental in the development and enforcement of pitch counts in Little League.

About Dr. Andrews

Dr. James R. Andrews is internationally known and recognized for his skills as an orthopaedic surgeon, as well as his scientific and clinical research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injury prevention and treatment. He is a founding partner and Medical Director of the Andrews Institute; Chairman of the Board of The Andrews Research and Education Foundation in Gulf Breeze, Florida; a founding member of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center; and a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.