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
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Sports Medicine
Operational Medicine/Military Readiness

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-3631


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 Graduate
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 Distance Course
Air University - 2016


Christopher E. Jonas, DO is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. In this role, he serves as a core faculty member in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He also directs the Resident Development Program which trains 6 Tri-Service Family Medicine Residents annually. He is a Lt. Col. in the US Air Force and began service in the Department of Family Medicine in June 2016. Dr. Jonas earned his Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Scott Air Force Base/St Louis University in Belleville, Illinois where he served as Chief Resident of that program. He completed a Fellowship in Faculty Development at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan and a Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Jonas has fulfilled several roles as a member of the US Air Force Medical Corps. Prior to arriving at USUHS, he was a Physician for the White House Medicine Unit (WHMU) in Washington DC from 2012-2016, where he was also WHMU Deputy Director and Chief of Clinical & Executive Medicine Services. Prior to entering the White House Medical Unit, Dr. Jonas completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship that included significant amounts of time at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Jonas served 4 years as a member of the faculty at the Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency in Florida. He deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and has completed Air War College Distance Learning course through Air University.

Dr. Jonas is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP) from 2012-2015 and Vice President of that organization from 2017-2018. He was recently elected President of USAFP to begin tenure in 2019.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Military Deployment - 506 EMEDS Staff Family Physician - Kirkuk, Iraq. Sept 2008-Feb 2009
  • Peebles R, Jonas C. (2017). Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction in the Athlete: Diagnosis and Management. Curr Sports Med Rep. 16(5), 336-342.
  • Hulsopple C, Deluca J, Jonas C. (2017) Treatment of Acute Carpal Bone Fractures. Curr Sports Med Rep. 16(5), 330-335.
  • Jonas C. (2017). Leading in Humility. Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians Journal. 11(41), 6-7.
  • Harding M, Bott Q, Jonas C. (2017) The Mālaekahana Path: An Ecological Model-Based Intervention for Increasing Walking and Biking in Rural Hawai'i. J Phys Act Health.9(26),1-3.
  • Jonas C. (2017). Courage to be Conscientious. Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians Journal. 10(40), 6-7.
  • Jonas C, Oriscello R. (2015). Ethical Considerations for the Sports Medicine Provider. In Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Practitioner 4th ed. (pp. 31-36). Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press.
  • Honeycutt J, Jonas C, Smith R. (2014) FPIN's Clinical Inquiries: Treatment of Jellyfish Envenomation. Am Fam Physician. 15;89(10). Online
  • Oriscello R, Jonas C. (2013). Ethical Considerations in Sports Medicine.In ACSM’S Sports Medicine A Comprehensive Review. (pp. 6-9). Philadelphia, PA. Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Jonas C. (2009) Surges: Commentary on Deployment Medical Practice. Mil Med. 74(6),2.


  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Core Faculty
  • B3 Telehealth Course Director
  • USAFP Quarterly Journal - Editor
  • Progress Notes Literary Journal - Editor in Chief