University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for James Slauterbeck, M.D.
James Slauterbeck, M.D.

James Slauterbeck, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinic Address
Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Specialty Center
192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington VT 05403
Phone: 802-847-2663
Fax: 802-847-7470

Link to Clinical Information

Contact Information
Office Location:
UVM COM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, 95 Carrigan Drive, 426B Stafford Hall, Burlington, VT 05405


Medical School: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1988)

Research Interests

Dr. Slauterbeck has teamed up with Bruce Beynnon, PhD in clinical research investigating the risk factors for knee ligament injury, ACL injury prevention and determining risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis after knee ligament injury. His basic science research activities include the study of the influence of sex hormones on knee ligament remodeling, and on the material properties, size and shape of the ACL.


Knee expertise: All knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage injury repair and restoration, meniscus repaird and transplant.

Shoulder expertise: Rotator cuff repair, instability repair.

General sports: Fasciotomy for compartment syndrome.

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor (tenured)
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Vermont College of Medicine


Research Grants

9/07/07-5/31/12: NIH 1 R01 AR050421, "A Case-Control Study of ACL Injury Risk Factors" (PI: Bruce D. Beynnon, PhD)

6/1/04-7/31/09: NIH R01, "Gender Effects on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Remodeling" (PI: Daniel Hardy)

7/1/02-6/30/08: NIH-NIAMS 2532AR07568-08, "Training in Orthopaedic Science" (PI: Bruce D. Beynnon, PhD)

Awards and Honors

Kenneth L. Knight Award for Outstanding Research Manuscript, 2002 Journal of Athletic Training
Western Orthopaedic Association Award for Outstanding Presentation, 1997
Best Resident Paper, University of New Mexico, 1993
Western Orthopaedic Association Alonzo J. Neufeld Award, 1990


Tourville T, Smith HC, Shultz SJ, Vacek PM, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD. Reliability of a New Stabilized Dynamometer System for the Evaluation of Hip Strength. Sports Health. Epub Sep 13, 2012. doi:10.1177/1941738112458486.

Goetschius JW, Smith HC, Vacek PM, Holterman LA, Shultz SJ, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD. Application of a clinic-based algorithm as a tool to identify female athletes at risk for anterior cruciate ligament injury: a prospective cohort study with a nest, matched case-control analysis. Am J Sports Med 2012;40(9):1978-1984. PMID:22879400.

Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LI, Haas AK, Steger-May K, and Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group. Association between previous meniscal surgery and the incidence of chondral lesions at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med 2012;40(4):808-14. PMID:22374942.

Smith HC, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Tourville T, Holterman LA, Slauterbeck JR, Vacek PM, Beynnon BD. A Prospective Evaluation of the Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) as a Screening Tool for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Mar;40(3):521-6. PMID:22116669.

Smith HC, Vacek P, Johnson RJ, Slauterbeck JR, Hashemi J, Shultz S, Beynnon BD. Risk Factors for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Review of the Literature: Part 1:Neuromuscular and Anatomic Risk. J Sports Health 2012;4(2):155-161.

Smith HC, Vacek P, Johnson, RJ, Slauterbeck JR, Hashemi J, Shultz S, Beynnon BD. Risk Factors for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Review of the Literature: Part 2: Hormonal, Genetic, Cognitive Function, Previous Injury and Extrinsic Risk Factors. J Sports Health 2012;4(1):69-78.

Hashemi J, Mansouri H, Chandrashekar N, Slauterbeck JR, Hardy DM, Beynnon BD. Age, sex, body anthropometry, and ACL size predict the structural properties of the human anterior cruciate ligament. J Orthop Res 2011;29(7):993-1001. PMID:21246609.

Chandrashekar N, Slauterbeck J, Hashemi J: Effects of cyclic loading on the tensile properties of human patellar tendon. Knee. 2012 Jan;19(1):65-8. Epub 2011 Jan 8. PMID: 21216601.

Hashemi J, Breighner R, Chandrashekar N, Hardy DM, Chaudhari AM, Shultz SJ, Slauterbeck JR, Beynnon BD: Hip extension, knee flexion paradox: A new mechanism for non-contact ACL injury. J Biomech 2011;44(4):577-585. PMID:21144520.

MARS Group, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Dunn WR, Haas AK, Allen CR, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Lantz BB, Mann BJ, Stuart MJ: Descriptive epidemiology of the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) cohort. Am J Sports Med 2010;38(10):1979-1986.

Hashemi J, Breighner R, Chandrashekar N, Slauterbeck JR, Beynnon BD: Letter to the editor: A framework for assessing the viability of proposed anterior cruciate ligament injury mechanisms. Am J Sports Med 2010;38(7):NP3-7. Review

Hashemi J, Breighner R, Jang TH, Chandrashekar N, Ekwaro-Osire S, Slauterbeck JR: Increasing pre-activation of the quadriceps muscle protects the anterior cruciate ligament during the landing phase of a jump: an in vitro simulation. Knee 2010;17(3):235-241.

Hashemi J, Chandrashekar N, Mansouri H, Gill B, Slauterbeck JR, Schutt RC Jr, Dabezies E, Beynnon BD: Shallow medial tibial pateau and steep medial and lateral tibial slopes: New risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament injuries: Am J Sports Med 2010;38(1):54-62

Link to PubMed

Area of Interest

General Sports Medicine, Treatment of Sports Injuries to the Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot, Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand
Dr. Slauterbeck's clinical practice is dedicated to injury prevention and management of all aspects of pediatric, adolescent and active adults with sports injuries.

Postdoctoral Training

Sabbatical: Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Oslo, Norway (2004-2005)
American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine International Traveling Fellow (2004)
2 year Basic Science and Clinical Sports Medicine Fellowship: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (1995)
Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (1993)