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Bret E. Betz, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Emergency Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Residency: University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor's Degree: The Ohio State University (Biology/Biochemistry)
  • Medical Degree: The Ohio State University
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Emergency Medicine (Certification Date: 2017-06-05)
American Board of Emergency Medicine (Sports Medicine) (Certification Date: 2017-08-17)


Emergency Medicine
Sports Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Emergency Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury

Adductor Tendinopathy

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)

Ankle Fracture

Ankle Sprain

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Anterolateral Ligament Injury

Arm Fracture

Arm Injuries



Athletic Injuries

Avascular Necrosis (Aseptic necrosis)

Baker's cyst (Popliteal cyst)


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cartilage Damage

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Dislocated Shoulder


Femoracetabular Impingement

Flexor Tendon Injuries

Foot Fracture


Ganglion Cyst

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Hamstring Injury

Hand Injuries

Hand Pain

Hand, Wrist, Elbow or Injury

Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Hip Arthritis

Hip Dysplasia (Congenital hip dislocation)

Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular impingement)

Hip Injury

Hip Labral tear

Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Pain

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Joint Dislocation

Joint Pain

Jumper's Knee (Patellar tendinitis)

Knee Arthritis

Knee Bursitis

Knee Cap Dislocation

Knee Dislocation

Knee Fracture

Knee Injuries

Knee Ligament Injury

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Pain

Labral Tear

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury

Lateral Patellar Dislocation

Ligament Injury

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Median Neuropathy

Meniscus Tear

Morton's neuroma (Plantar Neuroma)

Muscle Cramp

Muscle Strains

Musculoskeletal Disease

Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal Trauma

Nerve Injuries of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis)

Overuse Injuries

Patella Tendon Tear

Patellar Dislocation

Patellar Instability

Patellar Tendon Rupture

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Pronator Syndrome

Proximal and Distal Bicep Tendon Tear

Proximal Hamstring Tear

Quadricep Tendon Rupture

Quadricep Tendon Tear

Radial Neuropathy

Radial Tunnel

Radius Fractures

Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Tear

Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Separated Shoulder

Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome)

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Fractures

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder Pain

Sports Related Injuries

Stress Fractures

Swollen Knee

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome



Tendon Injuries


Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)


Throwing Injuries

Thumb Arthritis

Tibial Menisci

Tibial Neuropathy

Trigger Finger (Stenosing tenosynovitis)

Trochanteric Bursitis

Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes

Ulnar Neuropathies

Wrist Injuries

Wrist Pain

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bernard, Aaron William; Kman, Nicholas E; Betz, Bret; Khandelwal, Sorabh; Caterino, Jeffrey M 2013. Faculty prefer continuity with medical students in the emergency department. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, 30 4, 327-8

Guirado, Evelyn; Arcos, Jesus; Knaup, Rose; Reeder, Rebecca; Betz, Bret; Cotton, Cassie; Patel, Tejal; Pfaller, Stacy; Torrelles, Jordi B; Schlesinger, Larry S 2012. Characterization of clinical and environmental Mycobacterium avium spp. isolates and their interaction with human macrophages. PloS one, 7 9, e45411

Betz, Bret E; Azad, Abul K; Morris, Jessica D; Rajaram, Murugesan V S; Schlesinger, Larry S 2011. ?-Glucans inhibit intracellular growth of Mycobacterium bovis BCG but not virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis in human macrophages. Microbial pathogenesis, 51 4, 233-242