Christopher Jonas, DO, FAAFP, CAQSM

Christopher E. Jonas, DO, FAAFP, CAQSM, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Name: Christopher E. Jonas, DO, FAAFP, CAQSM, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Family Medicine
Chief Family Medicine Consultant to AF/SG
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Family Medicine

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Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) - High Honor Graduate
Ricks College - Rexburg, Idaho, 1997

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) (Major:Psychology; Minor: Chemistry) - Summa Cum Laude
Southern Utah University - Cedar City, Utah, 1999

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine - Kirksville, Missouri, 2004

Residency in Family Medicine
Scott Air Force Base/St. Louis University - Belleville, IL, 2004-2007

Faculty Development Fellowship
Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan, 2007-2008

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences - Bethesda, Maryland, 2011-2012

Air War College (By Correspondence)
Air University - 2016


Christopher E. Jonas is associate professor of Family Medicine at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland and volunteer national faculty. Dr. Jonas earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed Family Medicine residency training at Scott Air Force Base/St Louis University where he served as Chief Resident. He completed Fellowships in Faculty Development from Michigan State University and Primary Care Sports Medicine from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Jonas has fulfilled several roles for the US Air Force Medical Corps. Dr. Jonas served as USU Family Medicine core faculty from June 2016 until June 2020, including service as Multi-Systems Module co-director. From 2012-2016, he was a physician for the White House Medical Unit (WHMU) in Washington DC where he also served as WHMU Deputy Director as well as Chief of Clinical & Executive Medicine Services. Dr. Jonas completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship after spending 4 years as faculty member at Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency (where he was a student rotation site coordinator). He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Dr. Jonas is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (CAQSM). He has served as Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP) President, Vice President, Board of Directors member and program co-chair. He has been Alternate Delegate and Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Arnold MJ, Jonas CE, Barney RE. (2020) Point of Care Ultrasound in Primary Care. Am Fam Physician. Mar 1;101(5):275-285.
  • Jonas CE, Leggit JC. (2019) Sports Medicine: Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening and Evaluation of Adults. FP Essent. Jul;482:20-22.
  • Arnold M, Cooperstein N, Jonas CE. (2019) Anticoagulation for the Long-term Treatment of VTE in Patients with Cancer. Am Fam Physician. Jun 1;99(11):676-677.
  • Lax J, Wood, R, Jonas CE. (2019) Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs. Warfarin to Prevent Stroke and Embolic Events in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and CKD. Am Fam Physician. Apr 1;99(7):422-423.
  • Jonas CE, Durning SJ, Zebrowski C, Cimino F. (2019) An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Institution Telehealth Course for Third-Year Medical Students. Acad Med. Jun;94(6):833-837.
  • Bunt C, Jonas CE, Chang J. (2018) Knee Pain in Adults and Adolescents: The Initial Evaluation. Am Fam Physician. Nov 1;98(9):576-585.
  • Jonas CE. Cimino, F, Hulsopple, C. (2018) Procalcitonin to Guide Antibiotic Therapy in Acute Respiratory Infections. Am Fam Physician. Jul 1;98(1):20-21.
  • Jonas CE. (2018) Musculoskeletal Therapies: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. FP Essent. Jul;470:11-15.
  • Nguyen D, Jonas CE, Will J. (2018) Effect of Pacifier Use on Duration of Breastfeeding. Am Fam Physician. Mar 1;97(5):311-312.
  • Servey JT, Jonas CE. (2018) Plantar Fascia Rupture: Ultrasound to Facilitate Recognition. J Am Board Fam Med. Mar-Apr;31(2):282-285.