Meet Dr. Butterfield MD, PhD


Today I met with Dr. Butterfield MD, PhD who runs the clinic at the University of Utah Neurosciences Center. 

He had heard of Mitchell's Journey and our son's story and wanted to connect.  It was a great meeting.  He's also been looking at certifying with PPMD's Care Center Program.

I was immediately impressed with him.  He seems to posses a rare blend of intelligence and empathy empathy for patients who cope with DMD and other neuromuscular diseases.  

Mitchell's Journey looks forward to finding ways to support the clinic at the U of U.

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.