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.
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.