John Butman, M.D., Ph.D.

John Butman, M.D., Ph.D.

John Butman

Name: John Butman, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment: Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
Position: National Faculty
Title: Co-PI, Image Processing Core

Affiliated Center: CNRM

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Office Phone: (301) 402-5827


Dr. Butman completed an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience through the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1993, following undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics and Biology at Caltech in 1985. He completed residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in 1997 and fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of New Mexico in 1999. Dr. Butman received Board Certification in Diagnostic Radiology in 1997, and a CAQ in Neuroradiology in 2000. In 2000, Dr. Butman joined NIH's Radiology and Imaging Science Program where he has worked to optimize MRI neuroimaging protocols to the diverse patient populations encountered at the NIH. From this clinical material at the NIH, Dr. Butman has reported a number of unique phenomena including MRI imaging findings in West Vile Virus encephalitis, a pathognomonic MRI imaging sign in Fabry’s disease, and physiologic and pathophysiologic enhancement of the inner ear in a range of diseases. Dr. Butman is an associate investigator on over a dozen protocols at the NIH and as a principal investigator on two. Active research collaborations include advanced MRI in stroke, brain tumors, hearing loss and others. Dr. Butman is currently the co-PI of the Image Processing Core for CNRM.

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