Dr. Gloria Beim, M.D.

Dr. Gloria Beim is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. She is also fellowship trained in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine. She began college at the age of 14 earning her M.D. at the University of California at San Diego. Her Orthopaedic credentials were earned at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. She then completed her sports medicine, knee, shoulder and arthroscopy fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh, Center for Sports Medicine in 1996.

Dr. Beim founded Alpine Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Regional Hand Center, located on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies in 1999 and holds clinics at three different locations: Gunnison, Crested Butte, and Telluride.

In April of 2006 Alpine Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Regional Hand Center opened its doors to its new 11,000 sq.ft., state-of-the-art facility, including Alpine Surgery Center, Gunnison County’s first ambulatory surgery center.

Dr. Beim was Venue Medical Director at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

Dr. Beim was honored to be the Chief Medical Office for the Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

In 2015, she was selected to be the Chief Medical Officer for the Parapan Games in Toronto.

Most recently, Dr. Beim was chosen to be the Chief Medical Officer for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro.

Dr. Beim is trusted worldwide to provide the best care to the pinnacle of the world’s athletes!

The Road to Sochi

Dr. Gloria Beim chosen to be Chief Medical Officer for Team USA at the 2014 Olympics

Just prior to assisting our nation’s athletes achieve their best at the London Olympics, Dr. Beim practiced her English accent at the 2012 BMX World Championships in Birmingham, England, where she served as the Chief Medical Officer for Team USA.

In October 2011 Dr. Beim was the Chief Medical Officer for Team USA at the Pan-Am Games, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Dr. Beim is a physician for the U.S. Track Cycling Team and a Team Physician for Western State Colorado University Athletics in Gunnison.  She is a member of the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, and was a U.S. Team physician at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Greece. She was also invited to be a team physician for the U.S. at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, but had to decline the invitation as she was pregnant with her own potential future Olympian, her son Jakob.

She is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

In addition to publishing in numerous professional journals and textbooks, Dr. Beim is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the author of “The Female Athlete’s Body Book”. She has appeared as an authority in sports medicine in a number of TV newscasts and web based sites including The Today Show, Dateline NBC, Fox News and msn.com.

Dr. Beim enjoys many sports including mountain biking, snow skiing and horse back riding. She resides in Crested Butte with her husband Erik, daughter Skylar, son Jakob and their two dogs.

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