Charles E. Butler, MD, FACS

Professor and Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler St., Unit 1488, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Dr. Charles E. Butler is Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. After receiving his Medical Doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania he completed his General Surgery residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, National Institute of Health-sponsored basic science research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Plastic Surgery residency at Harvard. Dr. Butler is board certified in general and plastic surgery and is currently the President-Elect of both the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM). He is a well-recognized expert in reconstructive surgery, particularly in complex reconstruction and microsurgery, with over 300 publications and 700 invited national and international presentations, instructional courses, and lectures. He has a clinical and research interest and expertise in head and neck, post-oncologic and torso reconstruction including the abdominal wall, breast, chest wall, pelvis, perineum, and spine. He is an active clinical and basic science researcher and mentor. Dr. Butler has been recognized as an international expert in complex reconstruction, microsurgery, flaps and regenerative medicine.