Dr. Chris G. Koutures, Pediatrics and Sports Medicine

Dr. Chris G. Koutures, Pediatrics and Sports Medicine

  • Chris G Koutures MD
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  • Specialties: Pediatrics, Sports Medicine
  • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Sports Medicine

Dr. Chris Koutures, MD, FAAP, attended medical school at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed both his internship and his residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He performed a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego in sports medicine. Dr. Koutures is American Board of Pediatrics certified in both general pediatrics and sports medicine and practices both specialties in Anaheim, CA. He is a member of the CHOC Concussion Program.

He fulfilled a lifetime dream with his selection as team physician for the USA Volleyball and Table Tennis teams at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. He also worked with USA Volleyball and the US Olympic Committee at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He currently serves as team physician for: US Men’s National Volleyball Team (2008 Olympic Gold Medalists), Cal State University Fullerton Intercollegiate Athletics, Orange Lutheran and Northwood (Irvine) High Schools.

Dr. Koutures is an elected member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness, has authored many medical publications and speaks regularly on sports medicine topics around the country. He regularly delivers sports medicine lectures and mentors residents at CHOC Hospital in Orange and is the medical director for the Athletic Training Education Program at Cal State Fullerton.

Dr. Koutures is still a dedicated athlete with particular interest in mountain biking when not doing yoga with his wife or chasing after their three children.

Clinical Interests

Concussion management, overuse injuries, dance medicine, injury prevention strategies/programs

Chris G Koutures MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange .


Gladstien and Koutures
500 South Anaheim Hills Road 140
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
phone: 714-974-2220
fax: 714-974-4385


  • Medical School
    University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine
  • Pediatrics Residency
    University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship
    UCSD Medical Center, La Jolla, CA


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Top Sports Nutritional Concerns Seen in an Adolescent Practice

In this CHOC grand rounds video, Dr. Chris Koutures, pediatrician and sports medicine specialist, addresses common nutritional concerns shared by pediatricians treating school-aged athletes, dancers and other performers. 

Dr. Chris Koutures - About concussions
About Concussion: Dr. Koutures

Chris Koutures, MD, give more information about concussion and explains the difference between a little bump on the head and a concussion in this segment of American Health Journal.

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Autism: Dr. Koutures

Autism is a behavior situation where a child is not as interactive. In this segment , Chris Koutures, MD, explains more about what autism is.

Dr. Chris Koutures - Seeing signs of concussions
Sports Concussions: Dr. Koutures

Dr. Koutures, Pediatric and Sports Medicine Specialist at CHOC, discusses sports concussions and gives advice on to do when parents see signs of concussions.

Dr. Chris Koutures - Symptoms of concussions
Kids and Concussion: Dr. Koutures

Chris Koutures, MD, Pediatric and Sports Medicine Specialist at CHOC, describes the symptoms of concussion in kids and how it changes the way they think, act and behave.

Health Topics

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Kids and Dehydration

When temperatures heat up, the risk of children becoming dehydrated intensifies. “Dehydration occurs when an athlete has less body fluid than they need,” says Dr. Chris Koutures.

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