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Russell J. Butterfield, M.D., Ph.D.

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Clinical Details

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(801) 587-7575 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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(801) 587-7575 PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 587-7575 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(435) 658-9200 Redstone Health Center
1743 W Redstone Center Drive #115
Park City, UT 84098
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Bio

Russell Butterfield, MD, PhD received his PhD in mammalian genetics, and medical degree from the University of Illinois. He completed his residency training in pediatric neurology at the University of Utah in June 2009. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, after completing a fellowship in neuromuscular disorders sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Dr. Butterfield is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in child neurology.

Dr. Butterfield’s clinical interests include all types of neurogenetic and neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on muscular dystrophies of childhood onset. His research interests are in understanding genetic aspects of these disorders. His current efforts are in characterization of genotype/phenotype relationships and molecular pathogenesis in collagen VI myopathies such as Bethlem myopathy and Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor
Neurology - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Child Neurology)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Muscular Dystrophy

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor
Neurology - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Child Neurology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5691 Primary Children's Hospital
Division of Pediatric Neurology
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Russell Butterfield is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology. After receiving his B.S. in Microbiology from Brigham Young University, he joined the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his PhD training in mammalian genetics, studying genetic aspects of organ-specific autoimmunity. After completion of medical school he moved west to the University of Utah, School of Medicine where he completed training in Pediatrics and Child Neurology. At completion of his residency, Dr. Butterfield completed a neuromuscular fellowship sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is currently a trainee under the Childhood Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) in the Department of Pediatrics. His current efforts are in characterization of genotype/phenotype relationships and molecular pathogenesis in collagen VI myopathies. He has an interest in all types of neurogenetic and neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on muscular dystrophies of childhood onset.

Clinical Interests: Pediatric neurology, neuromuscular disorders, neurogenetics, metabolic and mitochondrial disorders

Research Interests: Genetic aspects of disorders of muscle including myopathies and muscular dystrophies, with particular interest in collagen VI myopathies (Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and Bethlem myopathy)

Education:

•BS (Microbiology), Brigham Young University

•MD (Medicine), University of Illinois

•PhD (Mammalian genetics), University of Illinois

•Residency-Pediatrics; University of Utah, School of Medicine

•Residency-Child Neurology; University of Utah, School of Medicine

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatric Neurology
Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical University of Illinois
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamaign
Immunogenetics
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Microbiology
B.S.

Publications

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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

  • HELP-CDM
    Keywords: myotonic dystrophy, congenital myotonic dystrophy, CDM, dystrophia myotonia
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Nicholas Johnson

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