Anthony Beutler, MD

Associate Medical Director for Sports Medicine

Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Intermountain Healthcare


Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Colonel (retired), United States Air Force, Medical Corps

Uniformed Services University

Dr. Beutler is the associate medical director of Sports Medicine for Intermountain Healthcare.  He is also the program director for Intermountain’s Sports Medicine fellowship in Provo, Utah.  This means that he spends his time thinking up exciting new things for 20 Intermountain sports medicine doctors to do.  And when they won’t, he makes the fellows do them instead!  When not otherwise engaged in tyranny, Dr. Beutler enjoys basketball, bike-riding, waterskiing, 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 previously directed the Tri-service military sports medicine fellowship in Washington DC, where he served as educational director for 12 sports medicine fellows per year in the National Capitol Sports Medicine Consortium.  As a member of the JUMP-ACL Partnership and of the CHAMP Consortium, 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.  Dr. 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

Col Beutler serves in leadership roles for multiple national and military organizations dedicated to improving the health and safety of military and civilian populations. As an active researcher in the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at Uniformed Services University, Dr. Beutler’s teams are committed to finding the best treatments and practices to treat and prevent injury in active individuals.  He was recently selected as the first Chair of the Collaborative Research Network for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (though exactly what all that means even he is not sure!)

Background and Personal Data

Dr. Beutler was born in Lafayette, Indiana. His Hoosier birthright proving insufficient to overcome his congenital lack of athletic talent--he was forced to seek gainful employment outside the NBA. Dr. Beutler graduated from Brigham Young University and then received his M.D. from Duke University where he was an active member of the AOA.   He pursued his Family Practice residency at Travis Air Force Base, California and completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Uniformed Services University and U.S. Naval Academy. Dr. Beutler serves as a team physician for Brigham Young and Utah Valley Universities, and previously as a team physician for the US Naval Academy.  

Research Interests

ACL Injury mechanisms, musculoskeletal injury mechanisms, post-traumatic arthritis, musculoskeletal education, exertional leg pain, and exercise as a treatment for anything

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