Anthony I Beutler


Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Program Director, Tri-Service Sports Medicine Fellowship
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
Injury Prediction
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• 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

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Beutler AI, de la Motte SJ, Marshall SM, Padua DA, Boden BP. Muscle Strength And Qualitative Jump-Landing Differences In Male And Female Military Cadets: The Jump-ACL Study. J Sci Sports Med. (2009) 8, 663-671.

Kucera KL, Marshall SW, Wolf SH, Padua DA, Cameron KL, Beutler AI. Association of Injury History and Incident Injury in Cadet Basic Military Training. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Jan 13. PMID: 26765627

de la Motte SJ, Lisman P, Sabatino M, Beutler AI, O'Connor FG, Deuster PA. The Relationship Between Functional Movement, Balance Deficits and Prior Injury History in Deploying Marine Warfighters. J Strength Cond Res. 2016 Mar 8. PMID: 26964060

Padua DA, DiStefano LJ, Beutler AI, de la Motte SJ, DiStefano MJ, Marshall SW. The Landing Error Scoring System as a Screening Tool for an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury-Prevention Program in Elite-Youth Soccer Athletes. J Athl Train. 2015 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 25811846.

Helmhout PH, Diebal AR, van der Kaaden L, Harts CC, Beutler A, Zimmermann WO. The Effectiveness of a 6-Week Intervention Program Aimed at Modifying Running Style in Patients With Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: Results From a Series of Case Studies. Orthop J Sports Med. 2015 Mar 24;3(3):2325967115575691.

Carow SD, Haniuk EM, Cameron KL, Padua DA, Marshall SW, DiStefano LJ, de la Motte SJ, Beutler AI, Gerber JP. Risk of Lower Extremity Injury in a Military Cadet Population After a Supervised Injury-Prevention Program. J Athl Train. 2016 Nov;51(11):905-918. PMID: 25117875

Beutler AI, Alexander AM. Knee Examination in UpToDate Online, 2013 – present, last update 2017

THE SPORTS MEDICINE RESOURCE MANUAL, editors Seidenberg PS, Beutler AI “The ‘One’ Sports Medicine Textbook for all Family Medicine Physicians.” Published by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, 2008, 750 pages

Beutler AI, Cooper LW, Kirkendall DT, Garrett Jr. WE. Electromyographic Analysis of Single Leg, Closed Chain Exercises: Implications for Rehabilitation Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, J Athl Train. 2002 Mar;37(1):13-18

Goerger BM, Marshall SW, Beutler AI, Blackburn JT, Wilckens JH, Padua DA. Anterior cruciate ligament injury alters preinjury lower extremity biomechanics in the injured and uninjured leg: the JUMP-ACL study. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Feb 21.


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