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Brian T. Bucher
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Brian T. Bucher, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Primary Children's Hospital Outpatient Services at Riverton

801-285-1320

Rock Canyon Pediatric Specialists

Pediatric Surgery
801-357-1700

St. Vincent Healthcare

SCL Health Medical Group - Fortin Pediatric Specialty Clinic
406-237-7000

Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

  • Brian T. Bucher, MD, MS is a board-certified Pediatric Surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General Surgery with specialized training for surgical treatment for infants, children, and teenagers. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine.

    Dr. Bucher specializes in the following conditions:

    • inguinal hernia
    • umbilical hernia
    • undescended testicle
    • hydrocele
    • cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
    • gastrostomy (placement of a stomach tube)
    • appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
    • vascular access (ports and central lines)
    • ulcerative colitis
    • Crohn’s disease
    • gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum)
    • pediatric endocrine surgery (thyroid and adrenal tumors/pancreas surgery)

    He will be happy to speak with you and/or your child’s physician for any questions or concerns.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Preventive Medicine
    American Board of Surgery
    American Board of Surgery (Sub: Pediatric Surgery)

    Patient Rating

    4.5 /5
    ( out of 10 reviews )

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    July 04, 2023
    RIVERTON CLINICS

    All our questions and concerns were answered. Thank you!

    April 26, 2023
    RIVERTON CLINICS

    Very professional but caring at the same time, despite technical difficulties during the video call.

  • Brian T. Bucher, MD, MS is a board-certified Pediatric Surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General Surgery with specialized training for surgical treatment for infants, children, and teenagers. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine.

    Dr. Bucher specializes in the following conditions:

    • inguinal hernia
    • umbilical hernia
    • undescended testicle
    • hydrocele
    • cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
    • gastrostomy (placement of a stomach tube)
    • appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
    • vascular access (ports and central lines)
    • ulcerative colitis
    • Crohn’s disease
    • gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum)
    • pediatric endocrine surgery (thyroid and adrenal tumors/pancreas surgery)

    He will be happy to speak with you and/or your child’s physician for any questions or concerns.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Biomedical Informatics -Adjunct
    Pediatrics -Adjunct
    Academic Divisions Pediatric Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Preventive Medicine
    American Board of Surgery
    American Board of Surgery (Sub: Pediatric Surgery)

    Education history

    Certification Computer Science - University of Utah Certificate
    Biomedical Informatics - University of Utah School of Medicine Master's
    Fellowship Pediatric Surgery - Department of Pediatric Surgery/Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Clinical Fellow
    General Surgery - Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Administrative Chief Resident
    Residency General Surgery - Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Resident
    Pediatric Surgery - Washington University Division of Pediatric Surgery Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow
    Research Fellow Surgical Critical Care - Center for Critical Illness and Health Engineering/Washington University Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    General Surgery - Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Resident
    Internship General Surgery - Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Intern
    Transplantation Surgery - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Research Fellow
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine M.D.
    Organic Chemistry - University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry Research Fellow
    Undergraduate Chemistry/Molecular Biology - University of Pittsburgh B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Kiser AC, Eilbeck K, Bucher BT (2023). Developing an LSTM Model to Identify Surgical Site Infections using Electronic Healthcare Records. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc, 2023, 330-339. (Read full article)
    2. Iantorno SE, Skarda DE, Bucher BT (2023). Concurrent SARS-COV-19 and acute appendicitis: Management and outcomes across United States children's hospitals. Surgery, 173(4), 936-943. (Read full article)
    3. Iantorno SE, Bucher BT, Horns JJ, McCrum ML (2022). Racial and ethnic disparities in interhospital transfer for complex emergency general surgical disease across the United States. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 94(3), 371-378. (Read full article)
    4. Iantorno SE, Short SS, Skarda DE, Rollins MD, Bucher BT (2023). Decreased incidence of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis during COVID-19 across United States Children's hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. (Read full article)
    5. Iantorno SE, Ulugia JG, Kastenberg ZJ, Skarda DE, Bucher BT (2022). Postdischarge Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Appendicitis: A Mediation Analysis. J Surg Res, 282, 174-182. (Read full article)
    6. Iantorno SE, Swendiman RA, Bucher BT, Russell KW (2022). Surge in Pediatric Firearm Injuries Presenting to US Children's Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Pediatr, 177(2), 204-206. (Read full article)
    7. Rollins MD, Bucher BT, Wheeler JC, Horns JJ, Paudel N, Hotaling JM (2021). Healthcare Burden and Cost in Children with Anorectal Malformation During the First 5 Years of Life. J Pediatr, 240, 122-128.e2. (Read full article)
    8. Bucher BT, Yang M, Arndorfer J, Frame C, Orton J, Samore MH, Dascomb KK (2020). Changes in the accuracy of administrative data for the detection of surgical site infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 42(9), 1128-1130. (Read full article)
    9. Pettit RJ, Pruitt LCC, Iantorno S, Bucher BT (2020). Variability in Parenteral Nutrition Use in US Children's Hospitals. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 45(6), 1213-1220. (Read full article)
    10. Pruitt LCC, Bucher BT, Russell KW, McCrum ML (2021). Impact of Insurance Expansion on Disposition for Pediatric Trauma Patients: A National Trauma Data Bank Cohort Study. J Surg Res, 267, 109-116. (Read full article)
    11. Shi J, Hurdle JF, Johnson SA, Ferraro JP, Skarda DE, Finlayson SRG, Samore MH, Bucher BT (2021). Natural language processing for the surveillance of postoperative venous thromboembolism. Surgery, 170(4), 1175-1182. (Read full article)
    12. Taylor MA, Bucher BT, Reeder RW, Avansino JR, Durham M, Calkins CM, Wood RJ, Levitt MA, Drake K, Rollins MD (2020). Comparison of Hirschsprung Disease Characteristics between Those with a History of Postoperative Enterocolitis and Those without: Results from the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium. Eur J Pediatr Surg, 31(3), 207-213. (Read full article)
    13. Bucher BT (2021). Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Surgical Quality Assessment: Hype or Hope? J Am Coll Surg, 232(6), 971-972. (Read full article)
    14. Rentea RM, Noel-MacDonnell JR, Bucher BT, Dorman MR, Lautz TB, Pruitt LCC, Oyetunji TA (2021). Impact of Botulinum Toxin on Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis After Primary Pull-Through. J Surg Res, 261, 95-104. (Read full article)
    15. Pruitt LCC, Bucher BT, Allen CM, Short SS (2020). Early ileal pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis in children: Similar outcome to delayed pouch construction despite higher comorbidity. J Pediatr Surg, 56(2), 245-249. (Read full article)
    16. Bucher BT, Shi J, Ferraro JP, Skarda DE, Samore MH, Hurdle JF, Gundlapalli AV, Chapman WW, Finlayson SRG (2020). Portable Automated Surveillance of Surgical Site Infections Using Natural Language Processing: Development and Validation. Ann Surg, 272(4), 629-636. (Read full article)
    17. Taylor MA 2nd, Bucher BT, Reeder RW, Levitt M, Avansino J, Durham MM, Calkins CM, Wood R, Drake K, Rollins M (2020). Comparison of Maternal Histories and Exposures in Children With Isolated Anorectal Malformation Versus Anorectal Malformation With Genitourinary Anomalies. Cureus, 12(6), e8762. (Read full article)
    18. Pruitt LCC, Skarda DE, Barnhart DC, Bucher BT (2020). Impact of consolidation of cases on post-operative outcomes for index pediatric surgery cases. J Pediatr Surg, 55(6), 1048-1052. (Read full article)
    19. Bucher BT, Shi J, Pettit RJ, Ferraro J, Chapman WW, Gundlapalli A (2020). Determination of Marital Status of Patients from Structured and Unstructured Electronic Healthcare Data. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2019, 267-274. (Read full article)
    20. Shi J, Liu S, Pruitt LCC, Luppens CL, Ferraro JP, Gundlapalli AV, Chapman WW, Bucher BT (2020). Using Natural Language Processing to improve EHR Structured Data-based Surgical Site Infection Surveillance. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2019, 794-803. (Read full article)
    21. Pruitt LCC, Swords DS, Vijayakumar S, Ostlund B, Prochazka J, Richards NG, Bucher BT, Skarda DE (2019). Implementation of a Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Opioid Prescribing in General Surgery. J Surg Res, 247, 514-523. (Read full article)
    22. Pruitt LCC, Skarda DE, Rollins MD, Bucher BT (2019). Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis in children treated at US children's hospitals. J Pediatr Surg, 55(3), 535-540. (Read full article)
    23. Duncan TL, Ulugia J, Bucher BT (2019). Association of gastrostomy placement on hospital readmission in premature infants. J Perinatol, 39(11), 1485-1491. (Read full article)
    24. Bucher BT, Ferraro JP, Finlayson SRG, Chapman WW, Gundlapalli AV (2018). Use of Computerized Provider Order Entry Events for Postoperative Complication Surveillance. JAMA Surg, 154(4), 311-318. (Read full article)
    25. Schwartz AL, Nourian MM, Bucher BT (2018). Retained foreign bodies and associated risk factors and outcomes in pediatric surgical patients. J Pediatr Surg, 54(4), 640-644. (Read full article)
    26. Mason CA, Skarda DE, Bucher BT (2018). Outcomes After Laparoscopic Gastrostomy Suture Techniques in Children. J Surg Res, 232, 26-32. (Read full article)
    27. Short SS, Bucher BT, Barnhart DC, Van Der Watt N, Zobell S, Allen A, Rollins MD (2018). Single-stage repair of rectoperineal and rectovestibular fistulae can be safely delayed beyond the neonatal period. J Pediatr Surg, 53(11), 2174-2177. (Read full article)
    28. Garlick JW, Olson KA, Downs-Kelly E, Bucher BT, Matsen CB (2018). Secretory breast carcinoma in an 8-year-old girl: A case report and literature review. Breast J, 24(6), 1055-1061. (Read full article)
    29. Taggart M, Chapman WW, Steinberg BA, Ruckel S, Pregenzer-Wenzler A, Du Y, Ferraro J, Bucher BT, Lloyd-Jones DM, Rondina MT, Shah RU (2018). Comparison of 2 Natural Language Processing Methods for Identification of Bleeding Among Critically Ill Patients. JAMA Netw Open, 1(6), e183451. (Read full article)
    30. Bartz-Kurycki MA, Green C, Anderson KT, Alder AC, Bucher BT, Cina RA, Jamshidi R, Russell RT, Williams RF, Tsao K (2018). Enhanced neonatal surgical site infection prediction model utilizing statistically and clinically significant variables in combination with a machine learning algorithm. Am J Surg, 216(4), 764-777. (Read full article)
    31. Nourian MM, Schwartz AL, Stevens A, Scaife ER, Bucher BT (2017). Clearance of tunneled central venous catheter associated blood stream infections in children. J Pediatr Surg, 53(9), 1839-1842. (Read full article)
    32. Chapman AB, Mowery DL, Swords DS, Chapman WW, Bucher BT (2017). Detecting Evidence of Intra-abdominal Surgical Site Infections from Radiology Reports Using Natural Language Processing. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2017, 515-524. (Read full article)
    33. Short SS, Fenton SJ, Scaife ER, Bucher BT (2017). Helmet under-utilization by children during equestrian events is associated with increased traumatic brain injury. J Pediatr Surg, 53(3), 545-547. (Read full article)
    34. Bucher BT, Duggan EM, Grubb PH, France DJ, Lally KP, Blakely ML (2016). Does the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program pediatric provide actionable quality improvement data for surgical neonates? J Pediatr Surg, 51(9), 1440-4. (Read full article)
    35. Willis ZI, Duggan EM, Bucher BT, Pietsch JB, Milovancev M, Wharton W, Gillon J, Lovvorn HN 3rd, ONeill JA Jr, Di Pentima MC, Blakely ML (2016). Effect of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Pediatric Complicated Appendicitis. JAMA Surg, 151(5), e160194. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Alaish SM, Arca MJ, Bucher BT, Cooney C, Diesen DL, Ehrlich PF, Gaines BA, Griggs CL, Javid PJ, Krishnaswami S, Middlesworth W, Wong CL, Edgar L (2022). Pediatric surgery milestones 2.0: A primer. [Review]. J Pediatr Surg, 57(12), 845-851. (Read full article)
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