Dr. Ian Butler earned his medical degree from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He completed a residency at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and a fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Board certified in psychiatry and neurology, Dr. Butler is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). His primary clinical interests are movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders and dysautonomia. He treats patients from birth to 25 years of age.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Butler serves as director of the division of Child and Adolescent Neurology and is a professor in the departments of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurobiology/ Anatomy at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, where he is the Distinguished Chair in West Syndrome Research. He is a staff neurology consultant at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston. He is widely published and has been invited to lecture and participate in symposia at regional, national and international medical conferences.
Dr. Butler is also a member of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater Houston’s Medical Advisory Board and serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He has been listed repeatedly by Woodward and White as one of The Best Doctors in America, most recently in 2015. He is among the 2016 recipients of The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, presented annually in recognition of faculty at the eight academic and six health institutions that comprise the UT System. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Regents.
Dr. Dr. Ian Butler and the body of experts at the Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute save a four-year-old girl’s life with a superglue repair of an AVM in her brain.