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Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH
Integrated Plastic Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
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3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Paris Butler is a first year Independent Plastic Surgery Resident at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.  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 his general surgery training at the University of Virginia and is board certified. 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. Department of Health and Human Services helping to implement the Affordable Care Act.  His clinical interest is in reconstructive surgery and he intends to pursue a career in academic plastic surgery.

2013 - present

Assistant Instructor in Surgery

2008 - 2009

University of California-Berkeley, MPH
Berkeley, California


2009 - 2012
2004 - 2006

University of Virginia, General Surgery Residency
Charlottesville, Virginia

2000 - 2004

University of Virginia, MD
Charlottesville, Virginia

1996 - 2000 Roanoke College, BS
Salem, Virginia
  • American College of Surgeons (Resident Member)
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons (Resident Member)
  • American Medical Association (Resident Member)
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
  1. Butler PD. Giorgianni SJ. Chang B. Britt LD.  The Potential Positive Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Low Income Men.  American Journal of Men's Health. (Submitted).
  2. Butler PD. Chang B. Britt LD.  The Affordable Care Act and Academic Surgery: Expectations and Possibilities.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014 May; 218(5):1049-55.
  3. 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. 2012 Dec; 4(4):558-61.
  4. 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. 2011 May-Jun;68(3):222-30.
  5. Butler PD. Wang Z. Ly DP. Longaker MT. Koong AC. Yang GP. Unfolded Protein Response Regulation in Keloid Cells. Journal of Surgical Research. 2011 May 1;167(1):151-7.
  6. Butler PD. Britt LD. Green, Jr. ML. Longaker MT. Geis WP. Franklin, Jr. ME. Ruhalter A. Fullum TM. The Diverse Surgeons Initiative (DSI): An effective method for increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in academic surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2010 Oct;211(4):561-6.
  7. Boiko AD, Razorenova OV, van de Rijn M, Swetter SM, Johnson DL, Ly DP, 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. 2010 July;466(7302):40-1.
  8. Butler PD. Longaker MT. Britt LD. Addressing the Paucity of Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Surgery: Can the “Rooney Rule” be Applied to Academic Surgery?  The American Journal of Surgery.  2010 Feb.;199(2):255-62.
  9. Butler PD. Britt L.D. Longaker MT. Ethnic Diversity Remains Scarce in Academic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2009 May; 123(5): 1618-1627.
  10. Butler PD. Longaker MT.  Re: “Where do we find the best evidence?” [Discussion].  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.2008 Dec.; 122(6): 1950-51.
  11. Butler PD. Longaker MT. Britt L.D.  Major Deficit in the Number of Underrepresented Minority Academic Surgeons Persists.  Annals of Surgery. 2008 Nov.; 248(5): 704-11.
  12. Butler PD. Longaker MT. Yang GP.  Current Progress in Keloid Research and Treatment.  The Journal of the American College of Surgeons . 2008 Apr.; 206(4):731-741.
  13. Butler PD. Ly DP. Longaker MT. Yang GP.  Use of Organotypic Co-culture to Study Keloid Biology.  The American Journal of Surgery. 2008 Feb.;195(2):144-8.
  14. 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-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 2002 Aug.; 53(2):225-9.
  15. Maxey TS. Reece TB. Ellman PI. Butler PD. Kern JA. Tribble CG. Kron IL. Coronary Artery Bypass with Ventricular Remodeling is Superior to Coronary Artery Bypass Alone in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2004 Feb.; 127(2):428-34.  

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