Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Surgery

Contact information
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
Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA, 2000.
MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 2004.
MPH
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

Familusi O, Rios-Diaz AJ, Tilahun ED, Cunning JR, Broach RB, Brooks AD, Guerra CE, Butler PD: Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: reducing the disparity through educational outreach to the underserved. Supportive Care in Cancer 29(2): 1055-1063, Feb. 2021 Notes: Epub June 26, 2020.

Butler PD, Nagler A, Atala A, Britt LD, Denneny J, Lindeman B, Mellinger J, Sachdeva AK, Spanknebel K, Shabahang M: Virtual surgery residency selection: Strategies for programs and candidates. American Journal of Surgery 221(1): 59-61, Jan. 2021 Notes: Epub Aug. 1, 2020.

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 Dec. 18 2020 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004684.

Butler PD, Franz BD, Anderson SL, Atala A, Denneny J 3rd, Lindeman B, Mellinger JD, Spanknebel K, Shabahang MM: Enriching surgical residency training through the liberal arts. American Journal of Surgery Nov. 30 2020 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.11.047.

Nehemiah A, Roberts SE, Song Y, Kelz RR, Butler PD, Morris JB, Aarons CB: Looking beyond the numbers: Increasing diversity and inclusion through holistic review in general surgery recruitment. Journal of Surgical Education Sept. 16 2020 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.08.048.

Roberts SE, Nehemiah A, Butler PD, Terhune K, Aarons CB: Mentoring residents underrepresented in medicine: Strategies to ensure success. Journal of Surgical Education Aug. 21 2020 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.08.002.

Butler PD, Pugh CM, Meer E, Lett LA, Tilahun ED, Sanfey HA, Berry C, Stain SC, DeMatteo RP, Vickers SM, Britt LD, Martin CA: Benchmarking accomplishments of leaders in American surgery and justification for enhancing diversity and inclusion. Annals of Surgery 272(6): 897-903, Dec. 2020.

South EC, Butler PD, Merchant RM: Toward an equitable society: Building a culture of antiracism in health care. Journal of Clinical Investigation 130(10): 5039-5041, Oct. 1 2020.

Bhayana K, Chen W, Hall JA, Lee P, Moroni E, Butler P, Delacruz C: Quantifying the pipeline of ethnically under-represented in medicine (UIM) physicians in academic plastic surgery leadership. Journal of the National Medical Association 112(5 Suppl): S46, Oct. 2020.

Kimia R, Butler PD, Guajardo I, Magee L, Lowe K, Scott M, Wes A, Jackson OA: Sociodemographic factors that influence the choice to pursue nasoalveolar molding: One pediatric hospital's experience. Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Journal 57(9): 1069-1077, Sept. 2020 Notes: Epub July 3, 2020.

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Last updated: 02/17/2021
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