Russell Butterfield, MD, Ph. D.
Dr. Russell Butterfield is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology. After receiving his B.S. in Microbiology from Brigham Young University, he joined the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his PhD training in mammalian genetics, studying genetic aspects of organ-specific autoimmunity. After completion of medical school he moved west to the University of Utah, School of Medicine where he completed training in Pediatrics and Child Neurology. At completion of his residency, Dr. Butterfield completed a neuromuscular fellowship sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is currently a trainee under the Childhood Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) in the Department of Pediatrics. His current efforts are in characterization of genotype/phenotype relationships and molecular pathogenesis in collagen VI myopathies. He has an interest in all types of neurogenetic and neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on muscular dystrophies of childhood onset.