Peter Buttrick, MD

New Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

‚Äč(December 2015) Peter Buttrick, MD, professor of medicine, has been named senior associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Medicine.

The senior associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Medicine is responsible for research development, faculty affairs, space and facilities, and oversees the Medical Scientist Training Program and the Office of Professionalism.

“We are very fortunate to have Peter joining the senior leadership team of the School of Medicine,” said Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD. “He brings a critical understanding of the School and a depth of experience that will help guide us through the many important decisions we will make in the coming years.”

In addition to serving as head of the Division of Cardiology, Buttrick has also been the cardiovascular disease fellow program director and co-director of the University of Colorado Cardiovascular Institute. While maintaining an active clinical practice, Buttrick is a distinguished researcher and educator.

In the laboratory, Buttrick has been the primary investigator or co-primary investigator on multiple recent and current grants from the National Institutes of Health. Buttrick’s research interests have focused on the molecular and biochemical adaptations that characterize and drive pathologic cardiac hypertrophy.

Buttrick is the author of more than 140 peer reviewed and invited manuscripts. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and has also served as an elected member and president of the Association of University Cardiologists. He was elected to membership of the American Association of Physicians in 2009.

Buttrick earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1979 and completed his internship and residency at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He later was a fellow in cardiology at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. Buttrick joined the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2006 and serves as the S. Gilbert Blount Professor and Head of the Division of Cardiology and as professor of physiology and biophysics.

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