David M. Butler, MD

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Board-Certified

Otolaryngologist – Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

David M. Butler, MD is board-certified both by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He also specializes in complex skin cancer and cosmetic surgery (including rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty). He has been a partner of Southern California Head and Neck Medical Group (SCHNMG) since 1988. In 2019, Southern California Head and Neck merged with Pacific Eye and Ear Specialists under the new branding Pacific Head & Neck. Respected and revered by his patients and fellow doctors, Dr. Butler maintains active privileges at Saint John’s Health Center, where he is a past President of the Medical Staff. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the University California, Los Angeles, where he received the Clinical Training Award for his dedication to educating young doctors. Dr. Butler graduated from New York Medical College with his medical degree, where his professors and peers elected him a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and served as Chief Resident during his final year.

Career Highlights

Dr. Butler is a past President and Executive Board Member of the Bay Surgical Society and he has also served as Board Member of the Pacific Oncology Society. His expertise and advanced knowledge have also posted him to consultant positions for California Medical Review Systems, Inc., Transamerica/Occidental and Value Health Sciences, Inc.

A published author of original medical research, Dr. Butler has been a principal investigator in a national multicultural study of new drug applications for sinus and nasal disease. Dr. Butler is developing innovations and has developed an advance in rhinoplasty surgery that is currently being written up. He has been a keynote speaker at national specialty conferences and in Europe, Great Britain and Asia. Dr. Butler has been featured on The Discovery Channel, Brentwood Magazine, and in other print media. He is annually elected to Best Doctors in Los Angeles, Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors and Super Doctor.

Dr. Butler is accepting new patients and takes most major insurances.

Affiliations, Education & Research

Professional Society Memberships/Honors
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow
  • California Medical Association
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • Bay Surgical Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Education
  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Articles of Dr. Butler

PNI Physicians Receive Best Doctor 2021 Awards

Best Doctors has awarded five Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) physicians with the Best Doctor 2021 Award. The award, which is determined by the impartial peer-review selection process of thousands of leading specialists across the country, delivers a comprehensive evaluation of the brightest minds in medicine in almost 500 medical specialties...

PNI Experts Are 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors

The Castle Connolly Top Doctor rigorous selection process is entirely merit-based. For 25 years, Castle Connolly’s mission has been to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers. They provide an unbiased directory of healthcare providers. Through their extensive research  process, only a hand-selected few...

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