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Caroline  Butler

Caroline Butler, MD

Caroline Butler is a trauma and acute care surgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2009. She went on to complete her general surgery training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC in 2016, followed by fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care at Jackson Memorial Hospital/Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, FL. Prior to joining the Grady, she was on staff as a trauma surgeon at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Her interests include trauma resuscitation, the improvement of trauma systems and processes in order to optimize patient outcomes, the epidemiology of trauma, and injury and violence prevention.


  • Surgical Critical Care


  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, Ryder Trauma Center, Miami, FL


  • Morehouse

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Internship: New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell, Department of Surgery, New York, NY
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Washington, DC


Kelly A, Chavez R, Sola R, Johnson S, Butler C, Nguyen J, Hobson L, Mubasher M, Udobi K, Childs EW, Danner OK. Characterization of Hospitalized Patients with Residual Disability: Does Home Durable Medical Equipment Setup Requirements Represent a Barrier to Discharge? Adv Clin Med Res 2020;1(2):1-9.

Lu, N, Butler C, Gogineni A, Sarmiento J, Lineen E, Yeh D, Babu M, Byers P. Redefining Preventable Death - Potentially Survivable Motorcycle Scene Fatalities as a New Frontier. J Surg Res 2020 Jul 16;256:70-75.

Fu CY, Bajani F, Bokhari M, Butler C, Starr F, Messer T, Kaminsky M, Tatebe LC, Dennis A, Schlanser V, Poulakidas S, Cheng CT, Toor R, Mis J, Bokhari F. Obesity May Require a Higher Level of Trauma Care: A Propensity-Matched Nationwide Cohort Study. Prehosp Emerg Care 2020 May 5;1-9.

Danner, OK, Kern Q, Matthews R, Sola R, Butler C, Udobi K, Nguyen J, Heinrich M, Ahmad F, Alema-Mensah E, Childs E. Selective Serotoinin Reuptake Inhibitors Therapy Reduces Time to Emergence and Arousal from TBI-induced Prolonged Coma: A Pilot Study. J Clin Med Res 2020;2(3):1-14.

Dennis A, Bajani F, Schlanser V, Tatebe LC, Impens A, Ivkovic K, Li A, Pickett T, Butler C, Kaminsky M, Messer T, Starr F, Mis J, Bokhari F. Missing expectations: Windlass tourniquet use without formal training yields poor results. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019;87(5):1096-1103.

Fu CY, Bajani F, Tatebe L, Butler C, Starr F, Dennis A, Kaminsky M, Messer T, Schlanser V, Kramer K, Poulakidas S, Cheng CT, Mis J, Bokhari F. Right hospital, right patients: Penetrating injury patients treated at high-volume penetrating trauma centers have lower mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2019;86(6):961-66.

Fu CY, Bajani F, Butler C, Welsh S, Messer T, Kaminsky M, Starr F, Dennis A, Schlanser V, Mis J, Poulakidas S, Bokhari F. Morbid Obesity's Silver Lining: An Armor for Hollow Viscous in Blunt Abdominal Trauma. World J Surg 2019;43(4):1007-1013.

C Butler MD, K Stahl MD. Management of Injured Cardiac Patients with Pacemaker and Implanted Defibrillator, A Call For Aggressive Utilization of Memory Function. Annals of Trauma and Acute Care 2017;1(1).

HR Alexander MD, C Butler MD. Development of Isolated Hepatic Perfusion via the Operative and Percutaneous Techniques for Patients With Isolated and Unresectable Liver Metastases. The Cancer Journal 2010;16(2).

J Scalea MD, C Butler, J Nogueira MD, L Campos MD, A Haririan MD, R Barth MD, B Philosophe MD, S Bartlett MD, M Cooper MD. Pancreas Transplant Alone As An Independent Risk Factor For Development Of Renal Failure. Transplantation 2008;86(12):1789-1794.