Linda B. Andrews, MD is the Senior Vice President, Field Activities. She most recently served as an ACGME Accreditation Field Representative from June 2017 until February 2019. Prior to that, she was the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She served as BCM’s Senior Associate Dean for GME since 2004, including during and after Hurricane Katrina, in which Dr. Andrews worked closely with the Tulane University School of Medicine to assist over 200 Tulane residents and fellows to continue their GME training at BCM for nine months.
Dr. Andrews’ oversight responsibility for BCM GME included 94 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs with over 1,300 residents and fellows working across four major participating hospitals within the Texas Medical Center, and almost 50 additional clinical sites in and around Houston.
Dr. Andrews joined the BCM faculty in 1993, and has received numerous teaching awards, including two Fulbright and Jaworski Awards and the prestigious Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education in 2007, awarded to only two to four faculty members each year.
Dr. Andrews’ previous positions at BCM included serving as the Director of Residency Education in Psychiatry, Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Her teaching assignments included teaching psychiatry to first- and second-year medical students, and teaching psychotherapy, professionalism, and leadership to psychiatry residents.
Dr. Andrews served on the ACGME’s Institutional Review Committee from 2008-2014 and is its past-chair, having served in that role from 2010-2013. She also served on the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Resident Affairs (GRA) Steering Committee from 2008-2010, and was actively involved in the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training from 1994-2006, holding three leadership positions during that time. She was a member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Part I Test Writing Committee from 1999-2008.
Dr. Andrews completed her undergraduate education at Duke University, receiving a BS in psychology, magna cum laude. She completed her undergraduate medical education at the University of Oklahoma in 1989, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency education in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in 1993, serving as chief resident for Academic Year 1992-1993.