Medicine & Law

MD Mentor was founded by a 5th generation physician and attorney, who by virtue of training and experience in both professions, is uniquely qualified to assist physicians experiencing the stress of any kind of litigation.

Louise B. Andrew, MD JD FACEP

Louise B Andrew MD JD FACEP

Dr. Louise B. Andrew is a fifth generation physician trained at Duke and Johns Hopkins, and is former faculty in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an acknowledged leader in organized emergency medicine. A charter Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians, she has chaired the Personal and Professional Well Being Committee and the Public Relations Committee, the Professional Liability Task Force Expert Witness subcommittee, and is past Speaker of the representative Council (House of Delegates) of ACEP.  She co-founded the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians and the Society for the International Advancement of Emergency Medical Care, as well as the Coalition and Center for Ethical Medical Testimony.  She has a very longstanding interest and involvement in medical professional well being. For many years she served as Associate Director of the Center for Professional Well-Being in North Carolina.

In addition, she earned a J.D. from the Health Law Program at the University of Maryland, is admitted to the bar, and is a trained mediator. She is co-editor and author of Wellness for Emergency Physicians, and Medical Malpractice: How to Prevent and Survive a Suit, and may be the only MD-JD in the United States who is an expert on the phenomenon of medical Malpractice Litigation Stress management. She teaches frequently on this topic as well as Physician Risk Management, Physician Wellness, Conflict Resolution, Change Management, Mentoring, Leadership, and Women in Medicine locally, nationally, and internationally. She also serves as a consultant for a number of hospitals, attorneys and individual physicians.

She has received numerous awards, including the Louise B. Andrew Well-Being in Emergency Medicine Award from the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians, the Council Meritorious Service Award as well as the James D. Mills Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession from the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the first Distinguished Alumni award from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency program.  She was also one of the very first emergency physicians to earn the prestigious title of Fellow in the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.  Read more about our founder here.