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Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH

Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH Physician

Director of UIM Affairs, GME Office Plastic Surgery Clerkship Director Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Butler is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Autologous Tissue Reconstruction
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Deformity
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implant Deformity Correction
  • Breast Implant Leak
  • Breast Implant Rupture
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reinnervation
  • Breast Revision
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Canthoplasty
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Chin Lift
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Components Separation
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Crows Feet
  • Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Disorder of Ear Lobe
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Excision of Lesion
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Abscess
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Lesion
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Genioplasty
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • History of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Jaw Bone Graft
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laceration
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipectomy
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liposuction of Hip
  • Liposuction of Knee
  • Liposuction of Love Handles
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen
  • Liposuction of the Lower Extremity
  • Liposuction of the Upper Extremity
  • Liposuction of Thigh
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastoplasty
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mole Excision
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neuroma
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Non-Surgical Brow Lift
  • Occipital Mass
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Pectoral Augmentation
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Radiation-Induced Breast Deformity
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Rejuvenation
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Restylane
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar on Neck
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Abnormalities
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Fillers
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin of Lip
  • Surgery for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Telangiectasia
  • Temporal Brow Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tissue Expansion Surgery
  • Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty
  • Transgender Care
  • Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Plastic Surgery, National Society of Black Academic Surgeons, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Butler is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Princeton HealthCare System: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


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:

Butler PD, Aarons CB, Ahn J, Wein AJ, Ruckenstein MJ, Lett LA, DeMatteo RP, Serletti JM: Leading from the front: An approach to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in surgical training programs Annals of Surgery : 2019 (Epub).

Rhemtulla IA, Vonderhaar RJ, Mauch JT, Broach RB, Familusi O, Butler PD: Improvement in racial disparity among patients undergoing panniculectomy after bariatric surgery American Journal of Surgery : 2019 (Epub).

Familusi O, Enriquez F, Fox JP, Rhemtulla IA, Brooks AD, Guerra CE, Butler PD: Breast Reconstruction Awareness: Targeting Health Literacy through Community Engagement. ` Creative Education : 2019.

Ligh CA, Magoon K, Butler PD: Perineal and Lower Abdominal Keloids: Several Case Studies Highlighting a Successful Approach to Treatment Aesthetic Plastic Surgery : 2019.

Butler PD, Ligh CA: Acne Keloidalis Nuchae is Not the Same as a Keloid: A case Report of Successful Excision with Healing by Secondary Intention J Clin Exp Dermatol Res : 2019.

Butler PD: Commentary: A timely statement - Reducing the impact of violence on the health status of African-Americans: Literature review and recommendations from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons American Journal of Surgery 216 (5): 833-834,2018.

Strother MC, Skokan AJ, Sterling ME, Butler PD, Kovell RC: Adult buried penis repair with escutcheonectomy and split-thickness skin grafting Journal of Sexual Medicine 15 (8): 1198-1204,2018.

Montgomery SR Jr, Butler PD, Wirtalla CJ, Collier KT, Hoffman RL, Aarons CB, Damrauer SM, Kelz RR: Racial disparities in surgical outcomes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease American Journal of Surgery 215 (6): 1046-1050,2018.

Butler PD, Familusi O, Serletti JM, Fox JP: Influence of race, insurance status, and geographic access to plastic surgeons on immediate breast reconstruction rates American Journal of Surgery 215 (6): 987-994,2018.

Abelson JS, Symer MM, Yeo HL, Butler PD, Dolan PT, Moo TA, Watkins AC: Surgical time out: Our counts are still short on racial diversity in academic surgery American Journal of Surgery 215 (4): 542-548,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Washington Square
Division of Plastic Surgery
800 Walnut St; 19th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)