Anthony Beutler, M.D.

Anthony I Beutler, M.D., Colonel, Air Force

Name: Anthony I Beutler, M.D., Colonel, Air Force

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Family Medicine
Program Director, Tri-Service Sports Medicine Fellowship
Faculty Rank: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
Injury Prediction

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-3632


• Bachelor of Arts in English, Brigham Young University, August 1994

• Doctor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, June 1998

• Residency in Family Medicine, David Grant Medical Center, July 2001

• Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, August 2002


Dr. Beutler is a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and the medical director of the USU Injury Prevention Research Laboratory (don't let the "director" title fool you: he's the only sports doc there, so of course he's the director!) He enjoys basketball, bike-riding, and writing IRB proposals while jabbing sharp sticks into his eyes in his spare time.

Education and Research
Dr. Beutler is an acclaimed international educator and researcher in sports medicine and musculoskeletal injury prevention. He directs the Tri-service military sports medicine fellowship in Washington DC and is the educational director for 12 sports medicine fellows in the National Capital Sports Medicine Consortium each year. As a member of the JUMP-ACL Partnership and of the CHAMP Consortiums, his study teams have received multiple national grants and awards for their ground-breaking work in injury prevention and injury prediction, both in military and civilian populations. Col Beutler has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, edited a sports medicine textbook, and successfully evoked deep slumber and copious drool from unsuspecting lecture attendees around the world.

Executive Leadership
Lt Col Beutler is on the executive committee for multiple national and military organizations dedicated to improving the health and safety of military and civilian populations. As a member of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at USU, Dr. Beutler works to translate scientific knowledge into policies and clinical practice that optimize physical resilience in military warfighters.

Background and Personal Data
Dr. Beutler was born in Lafeyette, Indiana. His Hoosier birthright proving insufficient to overcome his congenital lack of athletic talent--he was forced to seek gainful employment outside the NBA. Due to circumstances largely beyond his control, he received his M.D. from Duke University and is an active member of the AOA. Upon arriving home, he transforms into a large plaything for his children.

Research Interests
ACL Injury mechanisms, musculoskeletal injury mechanisms, post-traumatic arthritis, musculoskeletal education, sudden death in athletes, and exercise as a treatment for anything


  • Program Director, Tri-Service Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, National Capital Consortium, Uniformed Services University/Fort Belvior
  • Air Force Medical Service Physician Educator of the Year 2015
  • Best Overall Research Award, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine “Can a 10-Minute Warm-up Prevent Injuries in Military Cadets”
  • Chair, Collaborative Research Network, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 2016