Caleb Butts, M.D.

Caleb Butts, M.D.

Trauma/Emergency General/Burn SurgeonAssistant Professor of SurgerySpecialty: Trauma, Burn Care, Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Burn
  • Burn Surgery
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery

About Caleb Butts, M.D.

Dr. C. Caleb Butts is an assistant professor within the Department of Surgery and serves as a trauma and burn surgeon within the Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery at USA Health University Hospital – the region’s only level 1 trauma center.

Dr. Butts returns to USA Health after doing a two year fellowship in Acute Care Surgery at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, where he garnered specialty training in caring for trauma, burn, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgical patients. He completed his general surgery residency at USA Health in 2017. As a resident, Dr. Butts received accolades for his patient care and teaching. He has been inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society, as well as receiving recognition for the Robert Thomas Johnson Junior Resident of the Year and American College of Surgeons Chief Resident of the Year.

Dr. Butts has been published in peer-reviewed literature with articles in print in the Journal of Burn Care and Research, Burns, Injury, and Annals of Plastic Surgery.

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2018 (Wake Forest University College of Medicine)
  • Chief Resident of the Year, 2017 (Alabama Chapter, American College of Surgeons)
  • Robert Thomas Johnson Junior Resident of the Year, 2014 (University of South Alabama Department of Surgery)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2013 (University of South Alabama College of Medicine)
  • Patient Communication Award, 2012 (University of South Alabama College of Medicine)
  • Graduate Student of the Year, 2008 (Mississippi State University)

Education

  • Medical School: University of South Alabama College of Medicine | Mobile, AL
  • Residency: University of South Alabama College of Medicine | Mobile, AL
  • Fellowship: Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, NC

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Languages

  • English

Selected Publications

  1. Neaves TT, Feierabend N, Butts CC, Weiskopf WL. “A Portrait of Delta: Enduring Hope and Enduring Despair. J Health Hum Serv Admin 2008; 31(1):10-29.
  2. Butts CC, Rostas JW, Yee YL, Gonzalez RP, Brevard SB, Frotan MA, Ahmed N, Simmons JD. “Larger ATV Engines Size Correlates with an Increased Rate of Traumatic Brain Injury.” Injury 2015; 46(4):625-628.
  3. Butts CC, Sahawneh J, Duff A, Curtis R, Mishra N, Frotan MA, Hodge J, Luterman A, Gulati S. “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Outcomes from the Use of Fibrin Sealant for Fixation of Skin Grafts in Small-Size Burns Compared to Staples as Historical Control: A Retrospective Review.” Ann Plast Surg 2015; 74(2):173-175.
  4. Butts CC, Bose K, Frotan MA, Hodge J, Gulati S. “Controlling Intraoperative Hemorrhage during Burn Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized Trial Comparing NuStat® Hemostatic Dressing to the Historic Standard of Care.” Burns 2017; 43(2):374-378.
  5. Lee YL, Sims KD, Butts CC, Frotan MA, Kahn S, Brevard SB, Simmons JD. “The Combination of SAT and SBT Protocols May Help Reduce the Incidence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the Burn Intensive Care Unit.” J Burn Care Res 2017; 38(2):e574-3579.
  6. Butts CC, Holcombe T, Lintner A, Patterson SB, Brevard SB, Kahn SA. “Care for vesicant injuries—not just historic footnotes.” Burns Open 2017; 1(1): 41-44.
  7. Butts CC, Holmes JH, Carter JE. “Surgical Escharotomy and Decompressive Therapies in Burns.” J Burn Care Res 2019; Epub ahead of print.

See Dr. Butts’ full bibliography here.

Presentations at Professional Meetings

  1. “ATV Injury Patterns Reveal Non-Compliance with Industry Guidelines. Poster presentation at 2013 Alabama Chapter of American College of Surgeons Annual Conference, Point Clear AL, June 2013.
  2. “Outcomes from the Use of Fibrin Sealant for Fixation of Skin Grafts Compared to Staples as Historical Control: A Retrospective Review.” Poster presentation at 26th Annual Southern Region Burn Conference, Tampa FL, November 2013.
  3. “Options for Donor Site Hemostasis: The Use of Hemostatic Dressing.” Poster presentation at 26th Annual Southern Region Burn Conference, Tampa FL, November 2013.
  4. “Controlling Intraoperative Hemorrhage during Burn Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized Trial Comparing NuStat® Hemostatic Dressing to Current Standard of Care.” Poster presentation, International Society of Burn Injuries, Sydney Australia. 2014.
  5. “Rapid Reversal of Coagulopathy in Multi-Trauma Patients Using Four-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate—A Retrospective Cohort.” Poster presentation, 2016 American Chapter of American College of Surgeons Annual Conference, Point Clear AL, June 2016.
  6. “Care for Vesicant Injuries—Not Just Historic Footnotes.” Oral presentation, International Society for Burn Injuries, Miami FL, August 2016.
  7. “Review of Surgical and Decompressive Therapies in Burn Injuries.” Poster presentation, American Burn Association 50th Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2018.
  8. “Not so eFAST: Reliance on Ultrasound to Identify Pneumothorax May Lead to Unnecessary Tube Thoracostomy.” Oral presentation, NC/SC Committee on Trauma Annual Meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 2018.
  9. “More than Just a Couple of Ribs.” Oral presentation, Chest Wall Injury Society, Santa Fe, NM, March 2019.
  10. “Rib Fracture Triage Pathway Decreases ICU Utilization, Pulmonary Complications, and Hospital Length of Stay.” Oral presentation, 78th Annual Meeting of American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Dallas, TX, September 2019.
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