Thomas C. Butler, M.D.


Ross University School of Medicine

630 US Highway 1

North Brunswick, NJ 08902



Thomas Butler was a medical student at Vanderbilt University from 1963-1967, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He served as an intern and resident on the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1967-1969. From 1969 to 1971 he served on active duty at the US Naval Research Unit No. 2 in Vietnam and Taiwan when he conducted studies of plague, capillariasis, typhoid fever, other tropical diseases and diarrheal diseases. He returned to Johns Hopkins in 1971 through 1973 for fellowship training in Infectious Diseases. He remained at Johns Hopkins as an Instructor and Assistant Professor from 1973 to 1974. He was a visiting scientist at Karolinska Institute in Sweden from 1974 to 1975 and an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland from 1975 through 1981, when he carried out field and laboratory research with infections that included louse-born relapsing fever, typhoid fever, plague and Capnocytophaga canimorsus. From 1981 through 1985 he took a leave of absence to work at the International Centre of Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh as a Program Head, where he conducted clinical studies of shigellosis, cholera, and typhoid fever. He returned to Cleveland in 1985 through1987 before taking a position as Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He worked at Texas Tech from 1987-2004 on new therapies for sepsis, hemolytic-uremic syndrome, antibiotics for typhoid fever, and antibiotics in plague. In 2007 he joined Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica as Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. He has published more than 100 articles and numerous book chapters on these subjects. He was elected to the Association of American Physicians in 1994.


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