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Russell J. Butterfield, MD

Russell J. Butterfield, MD

Pediatric Neurology

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Professional Summary


  • University of Illinois Urbana, IL in Doctor of Medicine, 1997 - 2004


  • University of Utah Medical Center Salt Lake City, UT in Pediatrics, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Utah Medical Center Salt Lake City, UT in Pediatric Neurology, 2006 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 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 Associate 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.