Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, is the President of the Baylor Scott and White Research Institute and Senior Vice President for the Baylor Scott and White Health. He is also the Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi in Jackson, MS. Prior to joining Baylor Scott and White Health, he served as the Patrick H. Lehan Chair in Cardiovascular Research, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi, where he was also Professor of Physiology. Prior to joining the University of Mississippi, he was Charles A. Gargano Professor and Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Co-Director of the Heart Institute at Stony Brook University, New York. He had served as the director for heart failure research at Emory University and director of the heart and heart-lung transplant programs at Vanderbilt University prior to that.
He received his medical degree from Aga Khan University and then completed residency training at Yale University, a cardiology fellowship and advanced heart failure and transplant fellowships at Vanderbilt University, and a cardiac imaging fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital at the Harvard Medical School. He has completed a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University and a Master in Business Administration from Emory University.
Dr. Butler is board certified in cardiovascular medicine and advanced heart failure and transplant medicine. His research interests focus on clinical trials in patients with heart failure. He serves on several national committees for the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, and the Heart Failure Society of America. He is the recipient of the Simon Dack Award by the American College of Cardiology as well as the Time, Feeling, and Focus Award by the American Heart Association.
Dr. Butler has authored more than 875 peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed cardiovascular journals. He has been cited numerous times in America’s Best Doctors list.