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

Patel V, Green JL, Christopher AN, Morris MP, Weiss ES, Broach RB, Butler PD: Use of absorbable dermal stapler in reduction mammoplasty: Assessing technical, quality-of-life, & aesthetics outcomes. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 2021 (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 & Reconstructive Surgery 2021 (In press).

Johnson-Mann CN, Butler PD, Greene WR: Diversity in surgery - How do we change the narrative: Pipeline to Professor? The American Surgeon 2021 (In press).

Elfanagely O, Othman S, Rios-Diaz AJ, Cunning JR, Whitely C, Butler PD, Fischer JP: A matched comparison of the benefits of breast reduction on health-related quality of life. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2021 (In press).

Naga HI, Azoury SC, Othman S, Couto JA, Mehta S, Levin LS, Butler PD, Kovach SJ: Short- and long-term outcomes following severe traumatic lower extremity reconstruction: The value of an orthoplastic limb salvage center to racially under-served communities. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2021 (In press).

Lane-Fall M, Butler PD, Mahoney KB: Moving beyond the honeymoon: racial justice and equity in academic medicine. Journal of the American Medical Association 2021 (In press).

Naga HI, Levin LS, Butler PD: Let’s increase the breadth, depth, and rigor of research on health care disparities. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2021 (In press).

Hall JA, Chen W, Bhayana K, Lee P, Moroni EA, Butler PD, Delacruz C: Quantifying the pipeline of ethnically under-represented in medicine (UIM) physicians in academic plastic surgery leadership. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2021 (In press).

Morris MP, Butler PD: Insurance coverage of reduction mammoplasty: A need for new criteria. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Aug. 3 2021 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000008272.

Butler PD, Morris MP, Momoh A: Persistent disparities in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction and strategies for mitigation. Annals of Surgical Oncology July 21 2021 (Epub) Notes: doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10487-z.

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Last updated: 08/30/2021
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