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Dr. Gloria Beim

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Dr. Gloria Beim founded VSON Alpine (former Alpine Orthopaedics) in 1999, and sees patients in Gunnison, Crested Butte, and Telluride. She began college at age 14, quickly earning her medical degree before moving on to earn Orthopaedic credentials and complete Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. Gloria is Board Certified in both Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, and has had the honor of being selected for many appointments by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee to care for the athletes of Team USA.

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Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of California at San Diego

  • Orthopaedic Residency, New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine

Publicity/Publications
  • See the "Women Who Rock" section in MTNtown magazine for an interview with Dr. Beim

  • Dr. Beim featured on The Today Show

  • The Female Athletes Body Book; How to prevent and treat sports injuries in women and girls
    Gloria Beim, M.D. and Ruth Winter, M.S. Published by McGraw Hill books, April, 2003
    www.femaleathletesbodybook.com

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
    Beim, GM.  Chapter in Journal of Athletic Training, Volume 35, Number 3, July-September, 2000 

  • Recognition and Treatment of Refractory Posterior Capsular Contracture of the Shoulder
    Beim GM, Ticker, Jonathan B, Warner, Jon J.P., Chapter in Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, pp. 27-34, February, 2000

  • Sports Injuries in Women
    Beim GM. Women’s Health, Orthopaedic Edition, February, 1999

  • Posterior Instability of the Shoulder
    Beim, GM, Warner JJP.  Chapter in Clinical Orthopaedics.  Ed. Craig, 1999, pp. 192-202.

  • Combined Bankart and HAGL Lesion Associated with Anterior Shoulder Instability
    Beim GM, Warner JJP. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, December, 1997

  • Injuries to the Acromioclavicular Joint in the Throwing Athlete
    Beim GM, Warner JJP.  Chapter in Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, Spring - 1997

  • EMG Study of Abdominal Exercises
    Beim GM, Giraldo J, Pincinero D, Fu FH.  Journal of Sports Rehab, February, 1997 Classification and Treatment of DJD of the Knee
    Beim GM, Fu FH.  Orthopaedic Special Edition, Vol. 2(1):31-34, February, 1996

  • Recognition and Treatment of Refractory Posterior Capsular Contracture of the Shoulder
    Beim GM, Ticker J, Warner JJP.  Orthopaedic Transaction, Fall 1996

  • Issues of the Female Athlete
    Beim GM, Stone D.  The Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 26(3), 443-451, July, 1995

  • Current Concepts of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    Beim GM, Fu F.  Indian Arthroscopy Association, July, 1995

  • The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Femur Fractures with External Fixation
    Higgs GB, Jelsma RD, Beim GM, Roye DP. Orthopaedic Transactions, Fall - 1994

  • Classics in Conventional Radiography of the Foot
    Macauly, Beim GM, Sartoris D.  Journal of Foot Surgery, 31(5):519-26, Sept-October, 1992

  • Intramedullary Plugs in Cemented Hip Arthroplasty
    Beim GM, Lavernia C, Convery FR.  Orthopaedic Transactions, Fall 1989; Journal Indian Arthroscopy of Arthroplasty, Vol. 4, Number 2:139, June, 1989

Hospital Affiliations 

 

  • Gunnison Valley Hospital · Gunnison, Colorado    Active Staff

  • Gunnison Valley Hospital · Gunnison, Colorado     Chief of Medical Staff, 2014-2016

  • Alpine Surgery Center, LLC · Gunnison, Colorado    Active Staff, President, Medical Director

Team Physician Coverage​
  • Chief Medical Officer, Team USA: 2014 Olympic Games - Sochi, Russia

  • Head Team Physician for Team USA: 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, Tokyo

  • Chief Medical Officer, Team USA: 2018 Winter Paralympic Games – PyeongChang, South Korea    

  • Head Team Physician: NCAA Western State Colorado University Sports Program (2017 - Present)

  • Chief Medical Officer, Team, USA: 2016 Summer Paralympic Games - Rio, Brazil

  • Team Physician, Freestyle Ski Team, USA: Winter X Games – Aspen, CO (Jan 2019) 

  • Team Physician, USA Cycling and Taekwondo: 2004 Olympic Games - Athens, Greece

  • Official Medical Provider: 2014 U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeski

  • Chief Medical Officer, Team USA: 2014 Olympic Games - Sochi, Russia

  • Venue Medical Director, USA High Performance Center: 2012 Olympic Games - London, England   

  • Chief Medical Officer, Team USA: 2012 BMX World Championships - Birmingham, England  

  • Event Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon: National Wrestling Nationals - Orlando, Florida

  • Event Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon: Winter X Games - Crested Butte, CO - 1998 and 1999 

  • Team Physician - Football, Wrestling, Track, Basketball, Volleyball and Skiing: Western State Colorado University - Gunnison, CO (1996-present)

  • Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon: Olympic Trials for Wrestling - Pittsburgh, PA - 1996

  • Assistant Team Physician to Dr. Freddie Fu: University of Pittsburgh Football and Wrestling Teams - 1995-1996

  • Assistant Physician to Dr. Freddie Fu: Pittsburgh Ballet - 1995-1996