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Professor, Cardiology
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After completing medical school from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Butler did his residency and chief residency at Yale University, Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, and cardiology fellowship including transplant training at Vanderbilt University. Before moving to Emory University, he was the director for the Heart and Heart-Lung Transplant programs at Vanderbilt University. He also has done special cardiac imaging training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiac Failure, American Heart Journal and Congestive Heart Failure. He served on the American College of Cardiology Committee on Heart Failure and Transplantation.  He is board certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology. Currently he serves as the Deputy Chief Science Advisor for the American Heart Association. 

Dr. Butler's research focuses primarily on the disease progression, outcomes, and prognosis determination in patients with heart failure, with special emphasis on patients undergoing cardiac transplantation and left ventricular assist device placement. He has published many original research articles in multiple peer reviewed journals. He serves on the national board, events committee, and steering committees of several multicenter clinical trials.

Dr. Butler is involved in the evaluation and management of all aspects of patients with heart failure including cardiac transplantation and left ventricular assist devices.  He is also involved in the cardiac CT program at Emory University.

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Publications & Presentations

Butler J, Kalogeropoulos A. Georgiopoulou V, Belue R, Rodondi N, Garcia M, Bauer DC, Satterfield S, Smith AL, Vaccarino V, Newman AB, Harris TB, Wilson PWF, Kritchevsky SB for the Health ABC Study. Incident Heart Failure Prediction in the Elderly: The Health ABC Heart Failure Score. Circulation Heart Failure 2008;1:125-133

Kalogeropoulos A, Georgiopoulou V, Giamouzis G, Smith AL, Agha SA, Arnado P, Waheed S, Rashad SA, Bavikati V, Book W, Laskar S, Puskas J, Dunbar S, Vega D, Wilson PW, Levy WC, and Butler J. Utility Of The Seattle Heart Failure Model In Advanced Heart Failure. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2009;53(4):334-342. 

Kalogeropoulos A, Georgiopoulou V, Kritchevsky SB, Psaty BM, Smith NL, Newman AB, Rodondi NR, Satterfield S, Bauer DC, Bibbins-Domingo K, Smith AL, Wilson PWF, Vasan RS, Harris TB, and Butler J, for the Health ABC Study. Epidemiology of Incident Heart Failure in a Contemporary Elderly Population: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. In press Archives of Internal Medicine

Georgiopoulou V, Kalogeropoulos A, Giamouzis G, Agha SA, Rashad MA, Laskar SR, Smith AL, and Butler J. Utility of Digoxin in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure on Contemporary Optimal Medical Therapy. In press, Circulation Heart Failure

Butler J, Kalogeropoulos A, Georgiopoulou V, de Rekeneire N, Rodondi N, Smith AL, Hoffmann U, Kanaya A, Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB, Vasan RS, Wilson PWF, and Harris TB for the Health ABC Study. Serum Resistin Concentrations and Risk of New Onset Heart Failure in the Elderly. The Health Aging Body and Composition Study. In press, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology