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Russell J. Butterfield, MD, PhD

Healthcare Provider
Clinical Neurosciences Center
University of Utah Health
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Dr. Russell Butterfield is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Utah Health. Dr. Russell practices as a clinician at the Clinical Neurosciences Center, University of Utah Health and as a pediatric neurologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Salt Lake City. He is currently a trainee under the Childhood Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) in the Department of Pediatrics.

His clinical interest focuses on pediatric neurology, neuromuscular disorders, neurogenetics, metabolic and mitochondrial disorders. Dr. Russell’s 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. His research interest includes study of genetic aspects of disorders of muscle including myopathies and muscular dystrophies. He majorly focuses on collagen VI myopathies (Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and Bethlem myopathy).


Representative Publications:

DMD mutation and LTBP4 haplotype do not predict onset of left ventricular dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Developing standardized corticosteroid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A checklist for clinical trials in rare disease: obstacles and anticipatory actions—lessons learned from the FOR-DMD trial

Cardiovascular health supervision for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; data from the MD STAR net

Transcriptome profiling identifies regulators of pathogenesis in collagen VI related muscular dystrophy