James E. SchuttePhD
James E. Schutte, Ph.D., is a writer, editor and consultant who specializes in medical risk management issues, and is adept at making complicated legal concepts both clear and interesting. He received his doctorate from Southern Methodist University in human physical growth and development, after which he completed postdoctoral research fellowships in cardiology and pulmonary medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he studied the effects of cardiopulmonary disorders on human growth. While at Southwestern, he was trained in nonfiction writing by the late Hugh M. Hussey, M.D., a former editor of JAMA. This led to his appointment as Southwest Editor of Medical Economics magazine, a position he held for several years before pursuing a freelance career in 1991. He is the author of the textbook Preventing Medical Malpractice: A Handbook for Doctors and Those Who Work With Them (Hogrefe & Huber, 1995), as well as several dozen continuing medical education courses on a variety of risk management and clinical topics.