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Russell Butterfield

Russell J. Butterfield, MD, PHD

  • Neurology
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Russell Butterfield, M.D., Ph.D.'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 genetic modifiers of severity in several types of muscular dystrophy including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy and collagen VI-related muscular dystrophy.

Pediatric Care


  • Neurology

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurology, Pediatric Neurology
Education and Training

Graduate School
University of Illinois @ Champaign Urbana
Urbana, IL

Medical Education
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
United States of America

University of Utah
Salt Lake, UT

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Utah
Associate Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2009-Present: Certified, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Special Qualification in Child Neurology)
  • 2009-Present: Eligible, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Utah
  • Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of Utah
  • Ph.D., Mammalian Genetics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Immunogenetics
  • Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology Residencies, University of Utah
Editorial Positions
  • Reviewer, Neurology
  • Reviewer, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
  • Reviewer, BMC Medical Genetics
  • Reviewer, Epilepsy Research
  • Reviewer, Neurology Genetics
Awards and Honors
  • 2010, World Muscle Society Fellowship Award
  • 2009, Neurobiology of Disease in Children, Young Investigator Award
  • 2005-2009, Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation Scholar


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