Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH, FACS

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Surgery

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Penn Medicine Washington Square
Division of Plastic Surgery
800 Walnut Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 215-662-7300
Fax: 215-829-5350
Education:
BS (Biology, Sociology (double major))
Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA, 2000.
MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 2004.
MPH (Health Policy and Management (special certificate in Minority Health))
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Butler’s clinical interests broadly included both reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. More specifically he performs high a rapidly growing volume of breast reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction, body contouring, scar/wound management, and aesthetic surgery of the breasts, abdomen, and face.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Butler’s research interests include keloid pathophysiology and treatment as well as surgical health care disparities. His MPH is in the field of health policy and management enhancing his ability to contribute to issues regarding surgical education, health care policy, and provision of care to the underserved. He has received numerous institutional and national teaching and research awards. Prior to his faculty appointment, Dr. Butler was a finalist for the prestigious White House Fellowship and served as a policy fellow in the Office of Minority Health in the US Dept. of Health & Human Services. Dr. Butler has over a twenty peer reviewed publications in both the basic science and surgical literature, many of which serving as the primary author. Dr. Butler has served on the Accreditation Council for Graduation Medical Education’s (ACGME) Surgical Residency Review Committee (RRC) responsible for the oversight of all surgical training programs in the country. Most recently he was appointed to the ten-member Committee on Surgical Health Care Disparities of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Butler has over 25 peer reviewed publications in both the basic science and surgical literature, many of which serving as the primary author. Dr. Butler has served on the Accreditation Council for Graduation Medical Education’s (ACGME) Surgical Residency Review Committee (RRC) responsible for the oversight of all surgical training programs in the country. Most recently he was appointed to the ten-member Committee on Surgical Health Care Disparities of the American College of Surgeons.

Selected Publications

Morris MP, Christopher AN, Patel V, Broach RB, Fischer JP, Butler PD: Assessing Disparities in Reduction Mammaplasty: There is Room for Improvement. Aesthetic Surgery Journal March 18 2021 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1093/asj/sjab138.

Bradford PS, Dacus AR, Chhabra AB, Butler PD, DeGeorge BR: How to be An Antiracist Hand Surgery Educator. Journal of Hand Surgery March 21 2021 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2021.01.017.

Llado-Farrulla M, Fosnot J, Couto J, Chang B, Broach RB, Rios-Diaz AJ, Fowler JA, Aarons CB, Serletti JM, Butler PD: In Search of Workforce Diversity? A Program’s Successful Approach. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2021 (Epub) Notes: Accepted, In Press.

Kim E, Butler PD, Mugiishi M, Nasca T, Tseng J, Tchou J: Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Surgical Research 2021 (Epub) Notes: Accepted, In Press.

Haley CA, Morrison SD, Butler PD: Virtual Interviews: An Imperfect Solution to Address Inequity. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2021 (Epub) Notes: Accepted, In Press.

Mellia JA, Mauch JT, Broach RB, Butler PD: Moving the Goalposts: Inequity Concerns Regarding Research Years and the Integrated Plastic Surgery Match. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2021 (Epub) Notes: Accepted, In Press.

Meer E, Hughes BD, Martin CA, Rios-Diaz AJ, Patel V, Pugh CM, Berry C, Stain SC, Britt LD, Stein SL, Butler PD: Reassessing Career Pathways of Surgical Leaders: Has Under-representation of Women and Ethnic Minorities Been the Result of Value Bias in Leadership Accomplishments? American Journal of Surgery 2021 (Epub) Notes: Accepted, In Press.

Wagner C, Zimmerman CE, Barrero C, Butler PD, Guevara J, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA, Folsom N, Swanson JW: Reduced Socioeconomic Disparities in Cleft Care After Implementing a Cleft Nurse Navigator Program. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2021 (Epub) Notes: Accepted, In Press.

Stewart JH 4th, Butler PD, Tseng JF, Kennard AC, Mellinger JD, Buyske J: Acknowledgement, reflection, and action: The American Board of Surgery leans into antiracism. Annals of Surgery 273 (4): 619-622, April 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004684.

Roberts SE, Nehemiah A, Butler PD, Terhune K, Aarons CB: Mentoring residents underrepresented in medicine: Strategies to ensure success. Journal of Surgical Education 78 (2): 361-365, Mar-Apr 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.08.002.

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Last updated: 04/04/2021
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