About Dr. Beutler

Andreas Beutler, M.D., is a principal investigator at Mayo Clinic with a research focus on chronic pain. He holds a primary appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology and a secondary appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology. He is also a practicing physician in oncology with a special interest in pain and symptom control in patients suffering from cancer. He is American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology.

Dr. Beutler obtained his medical degree (M.D.) and research doctorate (Dr. med.) from Hanover Medical School, Germany, in 1994. He came to the US in 1991-93 to explore the use of gene therapy for pain, training as visiting graduate student under the mentorship of Dr. Fred Gage, The Salk Institute, and Dr. Tony Yaksh, UCSD. From 1995-97 he was a European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Neuropathology in Zürich, Switzerland. He returned to the U.S. to train in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY and in oncology/hematology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. He served as Instructor (2003-2004) and Assistant Professor (2004-2009) at Mount Sinai before moving to Mayo Clinic in 2009.

Dr. Beutler is a past recipient of:

  • K08 physician-scientist career development award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the NIH (2004-2009)
  • Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2003)
  • Resident Research Award from the American College of Physicians (2000)
  • Best doctoral thesis from Hanover Medical School, Germany (1995)
  • Carl-Ludwig-Schleich award for a study on gene therapy for pain published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2008).

Dr. Beutler's research is currently supported by grants on gene therapy for pain and on the role of DNA methylation in pain from the NINDS of the NIH.