Paris D Butler, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Division of Plastic Surgery
800 Walnut St; 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

Bauder AR, Gross CP, Killelea BK, Butler PD, Kovach SJ, Fox JP: The Relationship Between Geographic Access to Plastic Surgeons and Breast Reconstruction Rates Among Women Undergoing Mastectomy for Cancer. Annals of Plastic Surgery 78(3): 324-329, March 2017.

Shubinets V, Gerety PA, Pannucci CJ, Butler PD, Mirzabeigi MN, Chang B, Levin LS, Lin IC: Attitude of hand surgeons toward the Affordable Care Act: A survey of members of American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Journal of Orthopaedics 14(1): 38-44, October 2016.

Butler PD, Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Wink JD, Chang B, Fosnot J, Wu LC, Serletti JM. : Racial and age disparities persist in immediate breast reconstruction: An updated analysis of 48,564 patients from the 2005 to 2011 American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program data sets. American Journal of Surgery 212(1): 96-101, July 2016.

Bauder AR, Sarik JR, Butler PD, Noone RB, Fischer JP, Serletti JM, Kanchwala SK, Kovach SJ, Fox JP: Geographic variation in access to plastic surgeons. Annals of Plastic Surgery 76(2): 238-243, Feb. 2016.

Butler PD, Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Wink JD, Chang B, Fosnot J, Wu LC, Serletti JM: Racial and age disparities persist in immediate breast reconstruction: An updated analysis of 48,564 patients from the 2005 to 2011 American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program data sets. American Journal of Surgery Oct. 2015 Notes: [Epub]

Fox JP, Bauder AR, Gross CP, Killelea B, Butler PD, Kovach SJ: The relationship between geographic access to plastic surgeons and immediate breast reconstruction rates among women undergoing mastectomy for cancer. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 136((4 Suppl)): 91-92, Oct. 2015.

Butler PD, Wu LC: Abdominal perforator vs. muscle sparing flaps for breast reconstruction. Gland Surgery 4(3): 212-221, June 2015.

Butler PD, Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Chang B, Kanchwala S, Wu LC, Serletti JM: African-American women have equivalent outcomes following autologous free flap breast reconstruction despite greater preoperative risk factors. American Journal of Surgery 209(4): 589-596, Apr. 2015 Notes: [Epub Dec. 18, 2014]

Butler PD, Britt LD, Richard CE, Chang B, Serletti JM, Green ML, Fullum TM: The diverse surgeons' initiative: Longitudinal assessment of a successful national program. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 220(3): 362-369, Mar. 2015 Notes: [Epub Dec. 12, 2014]

Butler PD, Chang B, Britt LD: The Affordable Care Act and academic surgery: Expectations and possibilities. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 218(5): 1049-1055, May 2014 Notes: [Epub Feb. 12, 2014]

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Last updated: 08/27/2018
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