CMIRR | Collaboratory for Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Research
Leading Musculoskeletal Injury Care

Principal Investigators

Investigator Profiles

Dr. Anthony Beutler, Col, USAF

Dr. Anthony Beutler, Col, USAF

Dr. Anthony Beutler, Col, USAF is the Medical Director of the Injury Prevention Research Lab, CHAMP Consortium, at Uniformed Services University. As Program Director of the military’s largest Sports Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Beutler has extensive experience in clinical treatment of CECS and a network of former military fellows who share his expertise. A Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Uniformed Services University, Dr. Beutler has extensive experience as a principal investigator on multi-site, externally funded grants, and has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications in injury prevention and treatment, including 5 previous publications on CECS. Dr. Beutler is an acclaimed educator and speaker with over 200 national and international level presentations.

Dr. Kenneth L. Cameron

Dr. Kenneth L. Cameron

Dr. Kenneth L. Cameron is the Director of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research with the John A. Feagin Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship at Keller Army Community Hospital at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. He is also the Assistant Professor at U.S. Army-Baylor University Sports Medicine-Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, West Point, NY and a Board Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association Research and Education Foundation. Dr. Cameron has extensive experience with musculoskeletal injury research within military populations and has received funding support as a principal investigator for his work through several Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

Dr. Min Ho Chang, LTC, USA

Dr. Min Ho Chang, LTC, USA

Dr. Min Ho Chang, LTC, USA is the Principal Investigator with extensive experience in rehabilitative medicine and pain medicine. He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Brain Injury Medicine. He is currently the chief of Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center at Womack Army Medical Center and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Uniformed Services University. His current research interest is in the use of image-guided interventions and the use of regenerative medicine techniques to treat musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Jonathan F. Dickens, LTC, USA

Dr. Jonathan F. Dickens, LTC, USA

Dr. Jonathan F. Dickens, LTC, USA is a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, Vice Chair (Research) Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University (USU); Director of Orthopaedic Research, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Associate Professor of Surgery, USU, and Adjunct Faculty at the John A. Feagin Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Dr. Dickens serves as the Director of Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Networks (MOTION) a DoD-wide research and quality improvement initiative to collect and improve outcomes following musculoskeletal injuries in the military population. Dr. Dickens’ research interests include shoulder and knee instability in the military and sports populations. His research has been awarded the Aircast Award from the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. Dr. Dickens received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency in the National Capital Consortium and fellowship at Keller Army Community Hospital.

Dr. Jay M. Dintaman, LTC, USA

Dr. Jay M. Dintaman, LTC, USA

Dr. Jay M. Dintaman, LTC, USA is a board certified Neonatal-Perinatal specialist currently serving as the Chief of the Integrated Neonatology Service at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Uniformed Services University. Previous positions have included serving as staff neonatologist and subsequently Chief of Neonatology at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. LTC Dintaman has additional operational experience with assignments as Flight Surgeon for the 2-2 Aviation Battalion in Seoul, Korea and as the Command Surgeon for the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region in Bethesda, MD. His clinical research interests include measuring quality care in newborn medicine within the military medical community and studying the Warrior Care and Transition Program to further define its population and document program outcomes.

Dr. Robert S. Gailey

Dr. Robert S. Gailey

Dr. Robert S. Gailey is a Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and the Director of the Neil Spielholz Functional Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center. He has also been a Special Advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense for amputee rehabilitation, a Veterans Affairs Research Health Scientist, and Secretarial appointee on the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee for Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs. He has authored over 70 peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He has been involved in developing fourteen outcome measures, including the Comprehensive High-Activity Mobility Predictor funded by the DoD as a measure of return activity ability for wounded warriors. He is currently involved in the development of wearable sensor technology and mobile applications designed for the assessment and rehabilitation of multiple populations including veterans and service members.

Dr. Don Goss, COL, USA

Dr. Don Goss, COL, USA

Dr. Don Goss, COL, USA is the Director and Associate Professor, Baylor University-Keller Army Community Hospital Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship. He was previously Assistant Professor at the U.S. Army Baylor University DPT program at Ft. Sam Houston, TX, the Physical Therapist for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC, and Chief of the Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine at Stuttgart Army Health Clinic. Dr. Goss has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, including those on biomechanics and foot strike patterns in injury and rehabilitation in runners.

Dr. Brad M. Isaacson

Dr. Brad M. Isaacson

Dr. Brad M. Isaacson will serve as the Director of Research and Operations for the Collaboratory for Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Research (CMIRR). Additionally, he serves as a Principal Investigator with The Geneva Foundation and the Director of Science for the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (CRSR). Dr. Isaacson has published 30 peer-reviewed publications on military medicine, is funded by the Department of Defense, and served as inaugural Program Manager for CRSR. He is an Associate Professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Uniformed Services University; and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Orthopaedics, University of Utah. Dr. Isaacson’s research in heterotopic ossification has been featured on the Army’s website and presented to the Surgeon General of the Army in the most recent annual blast report. He and his team have the only large combat-relevant translational model for ectopic bone formation. Dr. Isaacson was the recipient of a Predoctoral Associated Health Rehabilitation Research Fellowship from the Department of Veterans Affairs which is only awarded to ten persons annually in the U.S. He formally worked with Boston Scientific and developed a device to remove cancerous masses in the upper gastrointestinal tract (and the Captivator™ EMR is commercialized and sold world-wide) and he holds eight U.S. patents.

Dr. Michael M. Jacobs, CDR, USN

Dr. Michael M. Jacobs, CDR, USN

Dr. Michael M. Jacobs, CDR, USN is the Director of Interventional Pain Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNNMC). He is also the Associate Director of the Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at WRNNMC and an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Uniformed Services University. He attended Medical School at Temple University and obtained a Master in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Jacobs is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Gerard A. Malanga

Dr. Gerard A. Malanga

Dr. Gerard A. Malanga is the Founder of New Jersey Sports Medicine, LLC and New Jersey Regenerative Institute. He is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. and served as Senior Associate Consultant at Mayo Clinic from 1993-1996. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation , Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Malanga has expertise in the nonoperative treatment of a variety of orthopedic disorders including neck and back pain as well as shoulder, knee, and other sport medicine and musculoskeletal problems. His expertise includes EMG testing; spinal and joint injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and bone marrow and adipose-derived stem cell treatments. Dr. Malanga has published four textbooks including “Regenerative Treatments in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine” in 2017 and “Atlas of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound-guided Injection Procedures” in 2015. He has published over 70 articles and 25 book chapters regarding various musculoskeletal issues from the treatment of neck and back pain to Ultrasound and PRP and stem cell therapies. He has lectured throughout the country and abroad on a variety of sports medicine, spine, orthopedic, and regenerative medicine topics.

Dr. Scott J. Primack

Dr. Scott J. Primack

Dr. Scott J. Primack one of the founding partners of CROM, is a 1988 graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, with subsequent residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He received his board certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. The primary focus of Dr. Primack’s practice is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. He performs electrodiagnostic studies, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, interventional lumbar spine injections and osteopathic manipulation. He currently serves as Medical Director for the Colorado Special Olympics. Dr. Primack has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. His area of research is in the design and implementation of functional outcome measures.

Dr. Sean Suttles, MAJ, USA (Ret)

Dr. Sean Suttles, MAJ, USA (Ret)

Dr. Sean Suttles, MAJ, USA (Ret) is currently an Adjunct Professor of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. He holds an undergraduate degree from Campbell University, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Baylor University. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. He is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine with emphasis on sports concussion management through the National Football League, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. He formerly served as Assistant Chief and Clinical Internship Site Director, Army-Baylor, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX.