Gary C. Butts
- ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR DIVERSITY PROGRAMS AND POLICY
- PROFESSOR Medical Education
- PROFESSOR Pediatrics
- PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics
MD, Cornell University Medical College
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Peds. Ambulato. Care
Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Butts is currently Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is boarded in pediatrics and has been part of Mount Sinai Medical Center since beginning his training in Pediatrics in 1980. Since then, he has held leadership positions in clinical, academic medicine and public health, including directing the Mount Sinai Pediatric Clinics, developing and directing the Mount Sinai Pediatric School Health Program, serving as Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health, and serving in leadership roles with the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Associated Medical Schools of New York State.
Dr. Butts has overseen diversity efforts at Mount Sinai since 1998. In 2002, he was awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for a Center of Excellence for Minority Health, which helped establish the Mount Sinai Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA), which Dr. Butts currently directs. A major aim of CMCA is to conduct a comprehensive Faculty Recruitment and Development Program by substantially expanding institution-wide diversity initiatives, facilitate minority health outcomes research, and provide education and training to improve professional competencies for cross-cultural healthcare. Under his leadership, CMCA has supported an increase in Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai medical student matriculants from groups underrepresented in medicine to over 20% and helped double the percent of Black and Latino faculty (from 4% to almost 8%) at Icahn School of Medicine.
Dr. Butts hails from Brooklyn, New York, received a BA in psychology from Columbia College and his MD from Cornell University Medical College. Since 1980, he has served without interruption, on the faculty of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He currently holds joint appointments as tenured Professor, Clinical-Educator track, in the Departments of Medical Education and Pediatrics.
- Diversity in Medical Education
- Minority Health and Health Disparities Research
- Health Careers Education
- Minority Faculty Development
- Culture and Health
- Clinical and Cultural Competence Assessment in Medical Education using Standardized Patients
Jandorf L, Fatone A, Borker PV, Levin M, Esmond WA, Brenner B, Butts G, Redd WH. Creating Alliances to Improve Cancer Prevention and Detection Among Urban Medically Underserved Minority Groups. Cancer 2006 September; 107(8): 20043-20051.
Sherman L, Butts G, Foley M. A Method for Measuring Cultural Behavior in the Clinical Setting. Ann Behav Sci Med Edu 2006 Spring; 12(1).
Dettenborn L, DuHamel K, Butts G, Thompson H, Jandorf L. Cancer Fatalism and its demographic correlates among African American and Hispanic women: Effects on cancer screening adherence. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 2005 October; 22(4).
Foley M, Butts G, Poliandro E. An Innovative Course in Culture and Medicine: Culture, Illness and Community Health. Ann Behavioral Science and Medical Education 2003; 9(1).
Cukor J, Fairbrother G, Tassi A, Butts GC, Friedman S. Quality oversight for Medicaid managed care plans: Impact on providers. J Public Health Management and Practice 2002 September; 8(5): 1-10.
Sun WS, Sangweni NB, Butts GC, Merlino M. Factors Affecting Immunization Status of College Students in New York City. Social Work in Health Care 2001; 3(1): 87-100.
Fairbrother G, Hanson KL, Butts GC, Friedman S. Managed Care Plan attributes, provider type and quality of preventive care for children enrolled in Medicaid. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2001; 1(6): 21-28.
Fairbrother G, Siegel MJ, Friedman S, Kory PD, Butts GC. Impact of Financial Incentives on Immunization Rates in the Inner City: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2001; 1(4): 10-16.
Hanson KL, Butts GC, Friedman S, Fairbrother G. Physician Credentials and Practices Associated with Chilhood Immunization Rates: Private Practices Pediatricians Serving Poor Children in New York City. Journal of Urban Health 2001; 78(1): 112-124.
Fairbrother , Friedman , Butts , Cukor , Tassi . Problems with Quality Monitoring for Medicaid Managed Care: Perceptions of Institutional and Private Providers in NYC. J Urban Health 2001; 77(4): 573-591.
Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.
Dr. Butts did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.
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