James C. Chesnutt, M.D.

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Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Special Interests:
Promoting Physical Activity and Wellness, Concussion Management, Running Injuries and Other Sports Injuries
Accepting Patients:


Dr. Chesnutt specializes in Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine and treats athletes and recreationalists of all ages. He has a special focus on the comprehensive care of the adolescent athlete through his work in high school sports medicine programs.

Dr. Chesnutt specializes in comprehensive non-operative diagnostic and treatment options, but is very knowledgeable about specialized surgical treatment options available to patients. He has a special interest in treating runners, cyclists and triathletes as well as those involved in outdoor recreational activities. He can evaluate medical problems associated with exercise and has developed a comprehensive set of specialists who  can assist in the care of specialized problems.


One of Dr Chesnutt’s unique specialty areas is concussion evaluation and management. He is the Co-Director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program and serves on the OSAA Medical Advisory Committee. OHSU Sports Medicine is the only credentialed ImPact provider in the Portland metropolitan area and can provide consultation to other doctors and medical personnel.

Professional Education

  • Degree:
    B.S., Stanford University, 1985
  • Residency:
    Family Practice Residency, USAF Regional Hospital, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1992
  • Certification:
    Family Medicine, 1992 (recertified 1998, 2004) Sports Medicine, 1997 (recertified 2006)

Provider Referral Line

503 494-6400

Insurance Information

OHSU accepts most insurance plans

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