J. Brad V. Butler V, M.D.

“I don’t feel I’m treating a shoulder problem or a knee problem,” he says. “I feel like I’m treating the effect of the problem on someone’s life. Treatment options like surgery take personal commitment and time, along with the expense and some risk. It’s important to help people balance those things with a clear understanding of what they hope to gain.”

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“I don’t treat knees, I treat people.” With that, Dr. J. Brad Butler explains his approach to medicine.

“I don’t feel I’m treating a shoulder problem or a knee problem,” he says. “I feel like I’m treating the effect of the problem on someone’s life. Treatment options like surgery take personal commitment and time, along with the expense and some risk. It’s important to help people balance those things with a clear understanding of what they hope to gain.”

Educated at Tulane University, University of Oklahoma, and University of Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Butler is fellowship trained in sports medicine, knee, and shoulder surgery. With an expertise in the reconstruction of shoulders, elbows, and knees using arthroscopic techniques, he has always been drawn to the technical problem-solving and intellectual challenges of his profession.

Dr. Butler, who practiced with his father for 10 years, is the team physician at Pacific University and Jesuit High School and participates in sports medicine coverage of local, national, and international sporting events. Married with three daughters, he doesn’t hesitate when asked about the best part of his job, saying simply, “You get to fix stuff.”

Education

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Undergraduate Education

Willamette University, Salem OR
-B.A. in Chemistry

Medical School

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Internship

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
-General Surgery

Fellowships

AO International Fellow in Knee Surgery and Traumatology,
Basel & Zurich, Switzerland
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
-Sports Medicine

Residency

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
-Orthopedic Surgery

Appointment

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Center for Specialty Surgery
Providence St. Vincent Hospital

Participation

Sports Participation

Team MD for:

Beaverton High School

Jesuit High School

Pacific University

THUSC

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