Dave Butler  dfbutler@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2527

Clinical Interests

critical care medicine; neurocritical care; traumatic brain injury; hypoxic/ischemic brain injury; neurodevelopment


  • BS, magna cum laude, University of Portland2009
  • MD, Creighton University School of Medicine2013


  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital2013 - 2016
  • Chief Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital2016 - 2017
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital2017 - 2020

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2016 - PresBoard Certified, General Pediatrics
  • 2020 - PresMO, State Medical License
  • 2020 - PresBoard Certified, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • University of Portland Dean's List2004 - 2009

Recent Publications view all (7)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Variability of surgical prophylaxis in penicillin-allergic children. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39(12):1480-1483. PMID:30526715 
  2. Case 4: Muscle Rigidity in a 5-year-old Boy. Pediatr Rev. 2018;39(5):262. PMID:29716971 
  3. Changing Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae in Children. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2018;32(1):119-128. PMID:29233576 
  4. Clostridium difficile ileitis in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: a case report and literature review Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017;64(6):156-158. 
  5. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Associated Bloodstream Infections In Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017;36(3):346-347. PMID:27902647 
  6. Bone marrow transplant for X-linked protoporphyria with severe hepatic fibrosis. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(4):E106-10. PMID:25856424 
  7. Report of a pilot study of cooling four preterm infants 32-35 weeks gestation with HIE. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2015;8(1):47-51. 
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