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Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH

Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH Physician

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.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • Body Liposuction
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery with Tissue
  • Breast Reconstruction with Implants
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgery
  • Brow Lift
  • Buttock Augmentation
  • Buttock Lift
  • Buttocks Liposuction
  • Cellulitis
  • Cheek Augmentation (Malar Augmenation)
  • Chin Augmentation (Chin Implants)
  • Cosmetic Lip Surgery
  • Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermal Fat Grafting for Wrinkles
  • Deviated Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Drooping Eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Contouring Surgery
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fat Grafting
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Forehead Wrinkles and Furrows
  • Laser Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Lip Reduction Surgery (Cheiloplasty)
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Microsurgery
  • Mid-Face Lift
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Non-Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Removal of Skin Growths
  • Restylane

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.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

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

Memberships

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Surgical Health Care Disparities, National 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.

Research

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): 324-329,2017.

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): 38-44,2016.

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): 96-101,2016.

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): 238-243,2016.

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 : 2015.

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)): 91-92,2015.

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

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): 589-596,2015.

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): 362-369,2015.

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): 1049-1055,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
800 Walnut St; 19th Floor

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