Christopher E. Jonas


Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Chief Family Medicine Consultant to AF/SG
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Family Medicine


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

Jonas C. Cimino, F, Hulsopple, C. (2018) Cochrane for Clinicians: Procalcitonin to Guide Antibiotic Therapy in Acute Respiratory Infections. Am Fam Physician. Jul 1;98(1):20-21

Jonas C. (2018) Musculoskeletal Therapies: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. FP Essent. Jul;470:11-15

Nguyen D, Jonas C, Will J. (2018) Cochrane for Clinicians: Effect of Pacifier Use on Duration of Breastfeeding. Am Fam Physician. Mar 1;97(5):311-312

Servey JT, Jonas C. (2018) Plantar Fascia Rupture: Ultrasound to Facilitate Recognition. J Am Board Fam Med. Mar-Apr;31(2):282-285

Peebles R, Jonas C. (2018) Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction in the Athlete: Diagnosis and Management. Curr Sports Med Rep. 16(5), 336-3

Hulsopple C, Deluca J, Jonas C. (2018) Treatment of Acute Carpal Bone Fractures. Curr Sports Med Rep. 16(5), 330-335.

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, Oriscello R. (2016) 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

Jonas C. (2009) Surges: Commentary on Deployment Medical Practice. Mil Med. 74(6),2.


Multi-Systems Module Co-Director

Sports Medicine Fellowship Core Faculty

B3 Telehealth Course Director

Progress Notes Literary Journal - Editor in Chief