Elizabeth Butler, MD

“Taking care of people undergoing Cardiothoracic Surgery is my life’s work and passion. I enjoy helping people live healthier lives.”

Medical School

University of Texas health Sciences Center

San Antonio, TX


Russian Language and Literature

University of Texas – Austin, TX


Moscow Linguistics Institute

Moscow, Russia


Russian Language Institute

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA


Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI


Residency in General Surgery

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ


Residency Training in Pathology

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ


License and Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

American Board of Surgery

Awards and Honors

Karl A. Kline Award in Pathology 2000

Distinguished Academic Honors (Dean’s List) 1992 – 1996

NCAA Intercollegiate Rowing, University of Texas at Austin 1992 -1996

Professional Interests

Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

Lung Cancer Surgery

Professional Societies

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

American College of Chest Physicians

Dr. Butler has written several publications and given many presentations on a number of heart related topics.

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