James E. George, MD, JD

This is my story. 

Meet Dr. George

Painting with Dr. George

I have been involved in emergency medicine for nearly 50 years of my life, but health care wasn’t my only interest. I studied medicine and law simultaneously and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corps.

After receiving my undergraduate degree from Columbia University, I simultaneously enrolled in the University of Louisville Medical School and Law School. Attending medical school during the day and law school at night, I was able to complete the programs in four years, receiving both degrees – with honors – in the same year.

One of my proudest accomplishments in the field of emergency medicine was being an early adopter of emergency medicine as a specialty. I served on the Board of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and I am a past member of several professional organizations for physicians and attorneys. I authored several books on the topic as well.

I am a founding member of TeamHealth, an association of more than 20,000 clinicians throughout the country. I served as a division president for the TeamHealth East region until 2014 when I made the transition to the position of Strategic Advisor to the CEO of TeamHealth.

I was also a founding member of the Law Firm of George & Korin, a healthcare law firm representing physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers.



In 2016, I suffered a brain and spinal cord injury after a fall in my home, resulting in a coma and quadriplegia. I ended up spending six months at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, where I discovered great joy in art therapy and painting – ultimately contributing several pieces of my artwork now on display throughout the hospital.

Following my partial recovery and diminished use of my dominant right hand, I received the Adam Taliaferro Foundation Award, standing in public for the first time since my injury.

Today, I am living a full life, enjoying my art and painting and spending time with family and friends. I hope you enjoy my paintings as well. I draw special pleasure from comments made by patients, their families, and others who enjoy my art.

Thank you for visiting my website.
Stay safe and healthy!

James E. George, MD, JD

Doctor George's Journey 2016-2017

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