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Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH
Plastic Surgery

 
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Administrative/Clinical Office:
Penn Medicine at Washington Square
800 Walnut Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Administrative Assistant: Jasmine Seawell
Telephone: 215-662-7300
Fax: 215-829-5350

Contact Information (internal use only)

paris.butler@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Butler is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery.  After graduating from Roanoke College as a double major in biology and sociology, he completed medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Virginia and is board certified. He subsequently completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania.

His clinical interest is in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. His cosmetic focus is in breast augmentation, breast lifts, abdominoplasty, liposuction, buttock augmentation, body contouring, and facial aesthetics.  During his general surgery residency he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Stanford University where he studied keloid biology and obtained a MPH from Univ. of California-Berkeley. He spent a year as a policy fellow working for the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services helping to implement the Affordable Care Act.

 
Faculty Appointments
07/01/16 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at PAH
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and/or Administrative Appointments
07/01/16 - present Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
07/01/16 - present Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
07/01/16 - present Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
08/12 - 06/13 Research Fellow, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health
Office of Minority Health, Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education (ORISE)
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC
 
Education/Training
2008 - 2009  MPH - University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California
 
2000 - 2004 MD - University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia
 
1996 - 2000 BS - Roanoke College
Roanoke, Virginia
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2013 - 2016 Plastic Surgery Resident (PGY 9-11)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - 2012 Categorical & Chief General Surgery Resident (PGY 6-8)
University of Virginia Hospital
Charlottesville, Virginia
 
2006 - 2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PGY 3-5)
Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, California
 
2004 - 2006 Categorical General Surgery Resident (PGY 1-2)
University of Virginia Hospital
Charlottesville, Virginia
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National
2013 - present American Society of Plastic Surgery
 
2010-2012 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Surgery  
 
2010 - 2012 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Council of Review Committee Residents (CRCR)
 
2005 - present Society of Black Academic Surgeons
 
2004 - present  American College of Surgeons
 
2000 - present  American Medical Association   
 
Research
Dr. Butler's research interests are inclusive of: keloid pathophysiology and treatment, health care disparities in plastic and reconstructive surgery, health care workforce shortage concerns, and health care policy.
 
July 2006 -
June 2009
Postdoctoral Research Fellow:  Department of Surgery, Div. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University under the guidance of George Yang, M.D., PhD. and Michael Longaker, M.D., M.B.A.  Craniofacial suture, wound healing, and keloid research.  Recipient of NIH/NIDCR Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (NRSA equivalent funding).
 
Summer of 2001

Surgical Research:  Department of Surgery, Div. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine under the guidance of Irving Kron, M.D. and Curtis G. Tribble, M.D.  Cardiothoracic and spinal cord research.

Policy Fellow: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services ORISE Policy Fellow Clinical Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health Office of Minority Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Washington, DC / Rockville, MD

 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. Cassada DC, Tribble CG, Young JS, Gangemi JJ, Gohari AR, Butler PD, Rieger JM, Kron IL, Linden J, Kern JA: Adenosine A2A analogue improves neurologic outcome after spinal cord trauma in the rabbit. Journal of Trauma 53(2): 225-231, Aug. 2002.
  2. Maxey TS, Reece TB, Ellman PI, Butler PD, Kern JA, Tribble CG, Kron IL: Coronary artery bypass with ventricular restoration is superior to coronary artery bypass alone in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 127(2): 428-434, Feb. 2004.
  3. Butler PD, Ly DP, Longaker MT, Yang GP: Use of organotypic coculture to study keloid biology. American Journal of Surgery 195(2): 144-148, Feb. 2008.
  4. Butler PD, Longaker MT, Britt LD: Major deficit in the number of underrepresented minority academic surgeons persists. Annals of Surgery 248(5): 704-711, Nov. 2008.
  5. Butler PD, Britt LD, Longaker MT: Ethnic diversity remains scarce in academic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 123(5): 1618-1627, May 2009.
  6. Butler PD, Wang Z, Ly DP, Longaker MT, Koong AC, Yang GP: Unfolded protein response regulation in keloid cells. Journal of Surgical Research 167(1): 151-157, May 2011 (Epub May 20, 2009).
  7. Butler PD, Longaker MT, Britt LD: Addressing the paucity of underrepresented minorities in academic surgery: Can the "Rooney Rule" be applied to academic surgery? American Journal of Surgery 199(2): 255-262, Feb. 2010.
  8. Boiko AD, Razorenova OV, van de Rijn M, Swetter SM, Johnson DL, Ly Daphne P, Butler PD, Yang GP, Joshua B, Kaplan MJ, Longaker MT, Weissman IL: Human melanoma-initiating cells express neural crest nerve growth factor receptor CD271. Nature 466(7302): 133-137, July 2010.
  9. Butler PD, Britt LD, Green ML, Longaker MT, Geis WP, Franklin ME, Ruhalter A, Fullum TM: The diverse surgeons initiative: An effective method for increasing the number of under-represented minorities in academic surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 211(4): 561-566, Oct. 2010.
  10. Butler PD, Swift M, Kothari S, Nazeeri-Simmons I, Friel CM, Longaker MT, Britt LD: Integrating cultural competency and humility training into clinical clerkships: Surgery as a model. Journal of Surgical Education 68(3): 222-230, May/June 2011.
  11. Grady EC, Roise A, Barr D, Lynch D, Lee KB, Daskivich T, Dhand A, Butler PD: Defining scholarly activity in graduate medical education. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 4(4): 558-561, Dec. 2012.
  12. 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 (Epub Dec. 12, 2014).
  13. 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 (Epub Dec. 18, 2014).
  14. 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 (Epub Oct. 2015).
  15. Fox JP, Bauder AR, Gross CP, Killelea B, Butler PD, Kovach SJ: The relationship between geo-graphic access to plastic surgeons and immediate breast reconstruction rates among women under-going mastectomy for cancer. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 136(4 Suppl): 91-92, Oct. 2015.
  16. 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.
Research Publications, peer-reviewed reviews
  1. Butler PD, Longaker MT, Yang GP: Current progress in keloid research and treatment. [Review] Journal of the American College of Surgeons 206(4): 731-741, Apr. 2008 (Epub Feb. 1, 2008).
  2. Butler PD, Chang B, Britt LD: The Affordable Care Act and academic surgery: Expectations and possibilities. [Review] Journal of the American College of Surgeons 218(5): 1049-1055, May 2014 (Epub Feb. 12, 2014).
  3. Butler PD, Wu LC: Abdominal perforator vs. muscle sparing flaps for breast reconstruction. [Review] Gland Surgery 4(3): 212-221, June 2015.
Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media)
  1. Butler PD, Longaker MT: Re: "Where do we find the best evidence?" [Discussion] Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 122(6): 1950-1951, Dec. 2008.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2015 Selected as the sole Resident Representative to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Surgical Health Care Disparities
 
2014 Executive Board, Alliance of Minority Physicians, University of Pennsylvania
 
2013 James Ernest Kindred Award (Top Teaching Resident at University of Virginia Hospital)
 
2012 Hugh S. "Skip" Warren Award (Top Chief Surgical Resident Award, University of Virginia Hospital)
 
2012 National Finalist, White House Fellowship (1 of 30)
 
2012 National Finalist, Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching, American College of Surgeons (1 of 10)
 
2011 University of Virginia All-University Teaching Award
 
2011 University of Virginia Hospital Gold Humanism in Medicine Resident Award Recipient
 
2011 National Finalist, Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching, American College of Surgeons (1 of 10)
 
2010 - 2012 Selected as the Sole Resident Representative to the ACGME Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Surgery
 
2010 University of Virginia Hospital Gold Humanism in Medicine Resident Award Recipient
 
2010 University of Virginia Hospital Mulholland Resident Teaching Award Recipient
 
2009 Claude Organ, Jr. Resident Research Award Winner, Society of Black Academic Surgeons
 
2007 - 2009 Recipient of NIH Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program
 
2006 - 2009  Recipient of federal grant funding through the NIH/NIDCR Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program (NRSA equivalent funding)
 
2004 Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
 
2004  Bowman Scholar (Top 5 in Medical School Graduating Class)
 
2004 Alpha Omega Alpha
 
2004 R. Scott Jones Award Recipient (Top Medical Student pursuing Surgery)
 
2003 Selected as a member of the University of Virginia Raven Society
 
2000 Roanoke College Male Athlete of the Year
 
2000 Roanoke College Senior Scholar in Sociology (Awarded to top graduate in the department)
 
2000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winner (1 of 32 in the nation)
 
2000 Alpha Chi Honor Society (Top 10% of senior class)
 
2000 Josten's Award Finalist (Most Outstanding NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Player)
 
2000 NCAA Academic All-American
 
2000 Recipient of the Norman D. Fintel Senior Scholarship, Roanoke College
 
1999 Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
 
1999 Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, Vice-President

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