Dr. Louise B. Andrew is a fifth generation physician trained and certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Duke and JohnS Hopkins Universities, where she served on faculty for many years. She was among the first board certified emergency physicians in the U.S., and is a charter Life Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians, where she chairs the Personal and Professional Well Being Committee, and has also chaired the Public Relations Committee, and various subcommittees as senior member of the Medical Legal Committee. She served on the ACEP Executive Committee as Speaker of the Council (ACEP House of Delegates). She is also a lawyer, mediator, and an authority on the phenomenon of Litigation Stress. She co-edited the first edition of Wellness for Emergency Physicians, as well as Medical Malpractice: How to Prevent and Survive a Suit, and has written widely on risk management, litigation stress management, dispute resolution, the ethics of medical expert testimony, women’s issues, and physician depression and suicide. She cofounded, and has led a number of organizations of importance to emergency physicians, including the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians, the International and Wellness Sections of ACEP, and the Coalition and Center for Ethical Medical Testimony, and has received numerous awards, including the inaugural Distinguished Alumni award from Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians Mills Award for outstanding service to Emergency Medicine. She is a charter Fellow of the Order of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine. She maintains a web based support site and legal consulting service for physicians, hospitals, and attorneys, as well as an information and consulting service devoted to physician depression and suicide prevention, at www.MDMentor.com, and www.black-bile.com, from her home in Victoria, BC Canada.
- Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
- Medical Legal Issues
- Licensure Concerns
- Suicide Prevention