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Atul Butte, MD, PhD

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Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in Medicine (Medical Informatics) and Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Butte received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Brown University in 1991, and worked in several stints as a software engineer at Apple Computer (on the System 7 team) and Microsoft Corporation (on the Excel team). He graduated from the Brown University School of Medicine in 1995, during which he worked as a research fellow at NIDDK through the Howard Hughes/NIH Research Scholars Program. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology in 2001, both at Children's Hospital, Boston. Dr. Butte received a Ph.D. in Health Sciences and Technology from the Medical Engineering / Medical Physics Program in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Butte's laboratory focuses on solving problems relevant to genomic medicine by developing new biomedical-informatics methodologies in translational bioinformatics. Dr. Butte has authored more than 100 publications and delivered more than 120 invited presentations in personalized and systems medicine, biomedical informatics, and molecular diabetes, including 20 at the National Institutes of Health or NIH-related meetings. Dr. Butte is on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Butte's recent awards include the 2010 Society for Pediatrics Research Young Investigator Award, induction into the American College of Medical Informatics in 2009, the 2008 AMIA New Investigator Award, the 2007 Genome Technology Magazine Tomorrow's Principal Investigator award, the 2006 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Award, the 2006 PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Informatics, the 2003 Emory University School of Medicine Pathology Residents' Choice Award, the 2002 and 2003 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Outstanding Speaker Award, the 2002 Endocrine Society Travel Award based on presentation merit, the 2001 American Association for Cancer Research Scholar-In-Training Award and the 2001 Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society Clinical Scholar Award.

Dr. Butte's research was recently featured in the San Jose Mercury News, Scientific American, ABC News, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences. Along with Isaac Kohane and Alvin Kho, Dr. Butte has co-authored one of the first books on microarray analysis titled Microarrays for an Integrative Genomics published by MIT Press. Dr. Butte's research is supported by grants from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, the Hewlett Packard Foundation, HHMI, NIGMS, NLM, NCI, NIAID, NIDDK, NHGRI, NIA, and NHLBI. Dr. Butte is a founder of NuMedii and Personalis.

To meet with me, contact Susan Aptekar ( or +1 650-725-1337), to set up an appointment.

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