Thomas Butler

Dr. Thomas Butler is a citizen of USA. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University. He went to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He held faculty positions at Case Western Reserve University and Texas Tech University before coming to Ross. He has research interests in enteric infections, plague, tropical diseases, and antimicrobial therapy. He is a member of several professional organizations including Infectious Disease Society of America, American Society of Microbiology, and Association of American Physicians. Dr. Butler is married and has 4 children. His hobbies include swimming, travel, reading, classical music, and British theater.

Courses: Microbiology and Introduction to Clinical Medicine


Butler, T., Linh, N.N., Arnold, K., and Pollack, M. Chloramphenicol resistant typhoid fever in Vietnam associated with R factor. Lancet 2:983-985, 1973.

Butler, T., Smith, E., Hammerstrom, L., Moller, G. Polymyxins as inhibitors of polyclonal B-cell activators in murine lymphocyte cultures. Infect Immun. 16:449-455, 1977

Wang, F., Butler, T., Rabbani, G.H., Jones. P.K. The acidosis of cholera: contributions of hyperproteinemia, lactic acidemia, and hyperphosphatemia to an increased serum anion gap. New Engl. J. Med. 315:1591-1595, 1986.

Butler, T., Islam, M., Azad, M.A.K., Islam, M.R. and Speelman, P. Causes of death in diarrheal diseases after rehydration therapy: An autopsy study of 140 patients in Bangladesh. Bull. Wld. Hlth. Org. 65:317-323, 1987.

Butler, T. Plague into the 21st century. Clin. Infect. Dis. 49:736-42, 2009.