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Join us for the opening of ART HEALS, an exhibition of paintings by Dr. James E. George, MD, JD.

Dr. James E. George is a highly accomplished doctor and lawyer who experienced a brain and spinal cord injury after a fall in his home, resulting in a coma and quadriplegia. He spent six months in rehab, where he discovered great joy and healing in creating art.


James E. George, MD, JD:

I have been involved in emergency medicine for nearly 50 years of my life, but healthcare 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 completed the programs in four years, receiving both degrees – with honors – in 1970.

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 United States. 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 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 spent 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 and accepted it by 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.

Image Description: On a black background is the following text, in white: “POSITIVE EXPOSURE GALLERY ART HEALS James E. George, MD, JD. OPENING CELEBRATION Saturday, June 1, 2-5pm. 14 East 109th Street, NYC. On View: June 1-30, 2024. Contact: 212-420-1931.” At bottom left is the NYSCA logo. At center is an abstract painting with swirling golden yellow lines embellished with a few red lines and bright green dots on a dark grey background.


June 1
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Positive Exposure Gallery
14 East 109th Stree
New York, NY 10029
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