James Chesnutt, MD
Dr. James Chesnutt is a board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Chesnutt practices Sports Medicine at Rebound Orthopedics in Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon. He was the Founding Medical Director of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Sports Medicine Program in 1995. He is currently the Medical Director of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) March Wellness & Fitness Center, the OHSU Concussion Program, and the Co-Chair of the OHSU TBI Initiative. Dr. Chesnutt is an Associate Professor and faculty in the Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Neurology, and Family Medicine.
Dr. Chesnutt grew up in Portland, Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Stanford, California, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from OHSU Medical School in Portland, Oregon. He completed his residency with the Air Force. Dr. Chesnutt also served as President of the Oregon Academy of Family Medicine from 2004-2005.
He has been a Team Physician for 20 years, including Wilson High School, Portland Timbers, and the Portland Trailblazers. He teaches and practices sports medicine full-time. He recently spent the summer in the NBA Bubble caring for the Blazers and numerous other NBA teams. He serves as Co-Director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program (OCAMP), is a member of the Oregon Governor's Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury, and is a member of the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Medical Aspects of Sports Committee that governs Oregon high school sports.
Dr. Chesnutt is involved in concussion research, education, and community outreach programs for concussion and sports injury awareness and prevention. He was also instrumental in helping to pass one of the first concussion state laws in the country in 2009 and an update in 2013. He recently published an article with other national experts identifying concussion subtypes supported in the literature.
Dr. Chesnutt and his wife and three children are all musicians and are active in sports, outdoor activities, and community service. Jim has volunteered as a coach and team doctor for local teams for over 20 years and has a unique perspective on athletes' health and the needs of youth, adults, and families with active lifestyles.
Dr. Chesnutt discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.