Biography: Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA

Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine
  • University of Mississippi
  • Jackson, MS

Dr. Javed Butler, a professor of physiology, has joined the Medical Center faculty as professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine. Prior to joining UMMC, 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, Karachi, Pakistan. He then completed residency training and chief residency in internal medicine/primary care at Yale University, cardiology fellowship and advanced heart failure and transplant fellowships at Vanderbilt University and cardiac imaging fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. He has completed his Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University and his Master in Business Administration degree from Emory University.

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 and the National Institutes of Health, and serves on the Heart Failure Society of America Board of Directors. He is the recipient of the Simon Dack Award by the American College of Cardiology and the Time, Feeling and Focus Award by the American Heart Association.

Butler has authored more than 450 peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the editorial board of several peer reviewed cardiovascular journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation and the European Journal of Heart Failure. He has been cited numerous times in America’s Best Doctors list.