Director of Translational Research, Division of Neuro-Oncology
Principal Investigator, Brain Tumor Center
Dr. Butowski is a neuro-oncologist who specializes in novel therapeutic approaches to brain tumors. Other areas of clinical focus include neuro-imaging, cognitive and rehabilitative neurology, and complementary therapy.
Dr. Butowski’s ultimate research goal is to develop novel and effective therapeutic strategies for the treatment of patients with primary brain and spine tumors. His research focuses on the development of treatments for primary brain tumors as well as methods to ensure good quality of life for patients. Another research priority is the development of methods to assist patients in recovering from, or coping with, brain injury.
1995: BA, Northwestern University
1999: MD, University of Illinois at Chicago
1999-2000: Intern, Evanston-Northwestern Hospital
2000-2003: Resident, Department of Neurology, UCSF
2003-2004: Fellow, Neuro-Oncology, UCSF
2004: Clinical Instructor, Neuro-Oncology, UCSF
2005: Assistant Clinical Professor, Neuro-Oncology, UCSF
2010-2015: Associate Professor, Neuro-Oncology, UCSF
2015-Present: Professor, Neuro-Oncology, UCSF
2013: Essential Core Teaching Award, UCSF
2008-2013: UCSF Voice of the Patient Award, Press Ganey Award for Excellence in Patient Care