Jennifer Butler M.D.

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Director, OB/GYN Hospitalist Division, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine

Director, OB/GYN Hospitalist Fellowship, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
School of Medicine


B.S., Cornell University, 1993, Biological Sciences
M.D., University of Virginia, 1997, Medicine
Residency, University of Virginia, School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001

Phone: (714) 456-7733
Email: butlerjr@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
333 City Boulevard West
Suite 1400
Mail Code: 3200
Orange, CA 92868
Academic Distinctions
AWARDS AND HONORS
2020 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Award
2019 Brave Leader Recognized
Brene Brown Brave Leadership Course
2018-2019 APGO Solvay Scholar Mentor
2017-Present SOGH Core Competency Leadership Team
2017-Present SOGH Board of Directors
2016 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
2011-Present ABOG Board Examiner
2009 CREOG Resident Teaching Award, University of N. Carolina, Carolinas Medical Center
2007-2008 APGO Solvay Scholar, University of N. Carolina, Carolinas Medical Center
2007 APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, University of N. Carolina, Carolinas Medical Center
2005 Recipient of the UVA Mulholland Student Teaching Award, University of Virginia
2003 APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Virginia
1999 Best PGY2 Teaching Resident of the Year, University of Virginia
1997 Alpha Omega Alpha Member, University of Virginia, Medical School
1995-1997 Edith Seville Coale, MD Memorial Scholarship
1993-1997 University of Virginia Merit Scholarship
1993-1994 Mensa Essay Scholarship Winner, University of Virginia, Medical School
1993 Golden Key National Honor Society, Cornell University
1993 Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Cornell University
1993 Ho-nun-de-kah Honor Society, Cornell University
1992 Mortar Board National Honor Society, Cornell University

Membership on Journal Editorial Boards
2014 Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine Practice
Evidence-Based Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies for Pregnant Patients with Hypertensive Disorders
2007 Beckmann’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Textbook Editor
2004 Beckmann’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Textbook Editor

Service as Journal Reviewer
2014 Hospital Medicine Practice

National Organization Leadership Positions
2019-2020 SOGH Vice President
2019-2020 SOGH Governance Committee Chair
2018-2019 SOGH ACM Committee Co-Chair
2018-Present CREOG Council Member
2018-Present SOGH Academic Fellowship Subcommittee
2018-Present SOGH Academic Research Subcommittee
2018-Present SOGH Academic Website Subcommittee
2017-Present SOGH Board of Directors
2017-2019 SOGH Governance Committee
2017-Present SOGH Core Competency Leadership Team and Task Force
2017 SOGH Representative for ACOG National Summit on Women’s Health
2017 SOGH ACM Expert Panel Moderator
2016-2018 SOGH ACM Poster Presentation Organizer
2016-2017 SOGH ACM Committee Member
2016-2017 CMQCC Collaborative to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans Faculty Mentor
2016 SOGH ACM Panelist
2016 SOGH ACM Round Table Discussant
2015-2018 SOGH Academic Committee Chair
Appointments
CURRENT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of OB/GYN Hospitalists
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Irvine, CA
2014-Present

PAST ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
2008-2014

Associate Professor
Director of Obstetrics
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC
2005-2014

Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
2001-2005

UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE

2014–Present University of California, Irvine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Residency Director (2014-2017)
CLER Faculty Representative (2015)
CLER-Supervision and Competency Committee (2015)
Director, OB/GYN Hospitalist Division
Director, OB/GYN Hospitalist Fellowship Program
Director OB/GYN Hospitalist Program, Fountain Valley Hospital (2014-2018)
Director, OB/GYN Hospitalist Program, St. Joseph Hospital
Director, Labor and Delivery In-house Call
FLAME Didactic Contributor
Fountain Valley Hospital QRC Committee (2014-2018)
Fountain Valley Hospital OB Core Quality Committee (2014-2018)
Fountain Valley Hospital Chairperson Nominating Committee (2017)
Hardwired Life Wings Safety Tools Team Member (2015)
Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (2014-2018)
Mentor, Collaborative to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans
California Maternity Quality Care Collaborative (2017-2018)
Multidisciplinary In-Situ Simulation, OB GYN Leader
OB GYN Quality and Safety Committee
PARS/CORS UCI Messenger
Resident Clinical Core Competency Committee Chairperson (2014-2017)
Residency Program Evaluation Committee (2014-2017)

2005-2014 Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acting Director of Medical Student Education
AIG Clinical Guideline Team Leader
Cesarean Section Prophylactic Antibiotic Administration Protocol Developer
Cesarean Section Delay Data Collection Creator
Electronic Grease Board Committee Leader
Family Medicine Referral Guidelines Developer
Family Medicine Obstetrics Orientation Leader
Fetal Monitoring During Non-Obstetric Surgery Protocol Developer
Generalist/MFM Obstetric Committee Leader
Infection Prevention Committee Member
Intern Lecture Series Curriculum Developer
Journal Club Faculty Advisor
L&D O.R. Planning Committee Member
Leader and Developer of Multidisciplinary Obstetrics Drills
-Postpartum Hemorrhage, Shoulder Dystocia, Maternal Code, Eclampsia
Magnesium Sulfate for Neuroprotection Protocol Developer
MD/RN Process Improvement Team Member
Obstetrics Clinic Improvement Committee Member
Obstetrics/E.R. Communication Committee Member
Obstetrics Intern Lecture Series Creator
Obstetrics Joint Practice Committee Member
Obstetrics Resource Planning Committee Member
Obstetrics Trauma Debriefing Leader
Obstetrics Triage Billing Team Leader
Operative Vaginal Delivery and Shoulder Dystocia Checklist Developer
Patient Length-of-Stay Committee Member
Postpartum BTL Surgical Team Leader
Postpartum Hemorrhage Cart Organizer
Postpartum Multidisciplinary Rounds Developer
Resident Advisor and Research Mentor
Resident Educational Committee Member
Sentinel Event Task Force Obstetrics Committee Representative
Sentinel Event Task Force Physician Subcommittee Leader
Simulation Lab Obstetrics Curriculum Developer
Supervisor for Laborist Physicians and Labor and Delivery Mid-Level Providers
Tdap Vaccination Protocol Developer
VBAC Counseling Protocol Developer

2001-2005 University of Virginia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Assistant Student Clerkship Director
Professionalism Design and Development Team Member
Student Promotions Committee Member
ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) Course Instructor
C-Section Reduction Committee Member
Medical Student Advocacy Committee Member

Community Service
2014 Santa Ana Student Health Fair Volunteer
2007-2012 Charlotte Community Health Clinic
1994-2005 Charlottesville Free Clinic
Research Abstract
RESEARCH

2018 Quality Initiative to Decrease the NTSV Rate
Faculty Advisor to Resident Research Project
UC Irvine Medical Center

2015 Hospitalist Impact on Nursing and Resident Education Through Simulation Training
UC Irvine Medical Center

2011 The Role of Simulation in Resident Forceps Training
Faculty Advisor to Resident Research Project
Carolinas Medical Center

2010 Maternal Knowledge of Individual VBAC Success Rate and its Effect on Decision-making Regarding Planned Method of Delivery
Faculty Advisor to Resident Research Project
Carolinas Medical Center

2007 A Randomized Prospective Trial of Dietary and Lifestyle Counseling to Assess Whether it prevents Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Faculty Advisor to Resident Research Project
Carolinas Medical Center

2006 Review of Intravenous Terbutaline for Intrauterine Resuscitation on Labor and Delivery
Carolinas Medical Center

2000 Retrospective Comparison of Colposcopic Modified Reid’s Index and Directed Cervical Biopsies
UVA School of Medicine

1996 Literature Review of the Etiology and Diagnosis of Postmenopausal Bleeding
UVA School of Medicine

1992 Immunological Detection of Isoforms of Somatostatin Receptors Subtypes
University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Dept. of Neuropharmacology

1991 Drug Utilization Review of Timentin, Piperacillin and Mezlocillin
Tompkins Community Hospital, Ithaca, NY
Publications
PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles, Peer- Reviewed

1. Tatsis V, Butler J. Implementation of an academic OB/GYN hospitalist fellowship program: a sustainable training model for labor and delivery. J Gynecol Reprod Med 2018;2:1. 

2. Worly, B., Butler, J. R. (2012). Amniotic Fluid Embolism. Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology, 32(12), 1-6.

3. Butler, J. R. (2012). Maternal Code Blue. Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology, 32(5), 1-8.

4. Asbee, S.M., Jenkins, T.R., Butler, J.R., White, J., Elliot, M., Rutledge, A. (2009). Preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy through dietary and lifestyle counseling: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 113(2 Pt 1), 305-12. 0029-7844. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318195baef

5. Asbee, S.M., Jenkins, T.R., Butler J.R., White J., Elliot, M., Rutledge, A. (2008). Dietary counseling prevents excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 111 (4), S6.

6. Butler, J. R., Galan, H., Wilkes, P. (2006). Postterm Pregnancy. eMedicine.

Textbooks

1. Butler J, Amin A, Fitzmaurice LE, Kim, C. OB/GYN Hospital Medicine: Principles and Practice. New York: McGraw-Hill Education; 2019.

Textbook Chapters

1. Moxley M, Butler J, Amin A. Leadership Development. OB/GYN Hospital Medicine: Principles and Practice. New York: McGraw-Hill Education; 2019.

2. Garg N. Butler J, Sanchez, O. Postpartum Complications. OB/GYN Hospital Medicine: Principles and Practice. New York: McGraw-Hill Education; 2019.

Abstracts and Posters

1. Kim C, Butler J, Steinauer J. Preparing Medical Students for Transition into OB/Gyn Residency. CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA, 2019.

2. Lovell S, Kim C, Butler J, Nelson CK, Carrera J, Narasimalu M, Wu K. Educational Impact of Simulation and Lecture on Eclampsia Management. Society for Simulation in Healthcare Annual Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL, 2017.

3. Lovell S, Kim C, Butler J, Nelson CK, Carrera J, Narasimalu M, Wu K. Educational Impact of Simulation and Lecture on Eclampsia Management. Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists Annual Clinical Meeting. Boulder, CO, 2016.2

4. Nelson CK, Wu K, Le K, Narasimalu M, Carerra J, Jones L, Kim C, Butler J. Addressing Knowledge Gaps on Postpartum Hemorrhage Protocol After Traditional Education Using Multidisciplinary In-situ Simulation. Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. San Diego, CA, 2016.

5. Nelson CK, Wu K, Le K, Narasimalu M, Carerra J, Jones L, Kim C, Butler J. Using Surveys to Assess Implemented Postpartum Hemorrhage Protocol Knowledge Gaps and Guide Simulation Curriculum Development. Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. San Diego, CA, 2016.

6. Butler JR. Attitudes of attendings and residents regarding operative vaginal deliveries. APGO/CREOG Annual Meeting. March 2008.
 
PRESENTATIONS
Local

2020 Operative Vaginal Deliveries
Lecture and Hands-on Simulation with Residents-UC Irvine Medical Center

2020 Perinatal Quality and Safety Updates
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2019 CREOG Review and Maternal Code
Resident Lecture-UC Irvine Medical Center

2019 Perinatal Quality and Safety Second Stage Arrest
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2019 Perinatal Quality Metrics and Preventing the First Cesarean Section
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2019 Hypertensive Emergencies and Eclampsia
Resident Lecture-UC Irvine Medical Center

2019 Jeopardy CREOG Review
Resident Lecture-UC Irvine Medical Center

2019 Operative Vaginal Deliveries
Lecture and Hands-on Simulation with Residents-UC Irvine Medical Center

2018 Perinatal Quality Metrics
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2018 Hypertensive Emergencies and Eclampsia
Resident Lecture-UC Irvine Medical Center

2018 Operative Vaginal Deliveries
Lecture and Hands-on Simulation with Residents-UC Irvine Medical Center

2017 Asthma in Pregnancy
OB/GYN Hospitalist Fellowship Lecture- UC Irvine Medical Center

2017 Reducing the Cesarean Section-Why and How
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2017 Perioperative Surgical Home for Elective C-Sections
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2017 Forceps Assisted Vaginal Deliveries
Hands-on Simulation with Residents- UC Irvine Medical Center

2016 Forceps Assisted Vaginal Deliveries: Art or History
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2016 Forceps Assisted Vaginal Deliveries
Resident Lecture - UC Irvine Medical Center

2015 OB/GYN Hospitalist Division Journal Club Leader

2015 Pelvic Anatomy Cadaver Lab Teaching Lab
UC Irvine Medical School

2014-Present Obstetric Emergencies
Medical Student Lecture-UC Irvine Medical Center

2014 The A to Z’s of FHR Monitoring
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2013 Laborist Model: Fad or Future
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2012 Team STEPPS Training
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2011 Patient Safety and Obstetric Drills
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2011 Maternal Code Blue
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2011 GBS Update
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Monthly Meeting

2010-2014 Septic Shock
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2010-Present Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center
Resident Lecture – UC Irvine Medical Center

2010-2011 Adverse Obstetric Events and Patient Safety
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2009-2014 Vaginal and Vulvar Infections
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2009-2014 Medical Legal Concerns and Obstetrics
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2008-2014 Hematologic Complications in Gynecologic Surgery
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2008-2014 Asthma in Pregnancy
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2008 What’s all the Whoop-de-doo About Tdap?
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2007 Septic Shock: An Obstetric Emergency
Carolinas Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2007 Professionalism Workshop
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2006-2014 Problem Based Learning Sessions
Medical Student Lecture Series – University of Virginia and Carolinas Medical Center

2006-Present Surgical Instruments and Knot Tying
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center
Resident Lecture – UC Irvine Medical Center

2006-2014 Female Sexual Dysfunction
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2006-2014 CREOG Gynecology
Resident Review – Carolinas Medical Center

2006-2014 Benign Breast Disease
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2006-Present Obstetrics Emergencies
Resident Lecture - Carolinas Medical Center
Medical Student Lecture – UC Irvine Medical Center

2006 Minimally Invasive Surgery Course
Resident Lecture – Carolinas Medical Center

2004-2005 Pelvic Pain
Medical Student Lecture – University of Virginia

2003-2005 Breech/Malpresentations
Resident Lecture – University of Virginia and Carolinas Medical Center

2002-2005 Preconception Care
Resident Lecture – University of Virginia

2002-2005 Introduction to Gynecology
Medical Student Lecture – University of Virginia

2001-2005 Contraception and Sterility
Medical Student Lecture – University of Virginia

Regional

2020 Shortness of Breath in Pregnancy
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital
Nurse Practioner Teaching Session

2020 Forceps Assisted Vaginal Delivery
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital
Nursing Skills Sessions

2019 Patient Safety on Labor and Delivery
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2019 Prophylactic Antibiotics on Labor and Delivery
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
Nursing Grand Rounds

2018 Operative Vaginal Deliveries
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2018 OB/GYN Hospitalists: Past, Present and Future
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital
OB/GYN Hospitalist Meeting

2017 Forceps Assisted Vaginal Deliveries: Art or History?
UC Irvine Medical Center
Perinatal Neonatal Hot Topics Conference

2017 Multidisciplinary Perinatal Simulation
UC Riverside
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2016-2017 Mentor, Collaborative to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans, California Maternity Quality Care Collaborative

Providence Hospital Site Visits/Grand Rounds
- Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
- Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro
- Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
- Providence Saint John’s Health Center
- Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
- Providence Tarzana Medical Center

2015, 2017 Postpartum Hemorrhage
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
Maternal Services Nursing Grand Rounds

2014-Present Nursing FHR Strip Rounds
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital

2009 Update on General Obstetrics
Carolinas Medical Center
OB/GYN Spring Symposium

2007-2008 Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Perimenopause: What is the Role of Ultrasound?
AHEC Ultrasound Conference

2005 The Impact of Medical Liability on Medical Student’s Choices
University of Virginia
Thorton Symposium

2004 Motherhood Lost: A Physician’s Perspective
University of Virginia
Medical Center Hour

National

2019 Contemporary Practice of OB/GYN Hospitalists
University of Southern Alabama
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2018 The Educational Future of our Subspecialty: Fellowships and Core Competencies
Austin, TX
ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting

2017 The Educational Future of our Subspecialty: Fellowships and Core Competencies
New Orleans, LA
SOGH Annual Clinical Meeting

2017 Implementation of an OB/GYN Hospitalist Fellowship
Carolinas Medical Center
OB/GYN Spring Symposium

2017 Contemporary Practice of OB/GYN Hospitalists
Carolinas Medical Center
OB/GYN Spring Symposium

2016 It’s in Vogue: How to Start an OB/GYN Hospitalist Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2013 Laborist Model: Fad or Future
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of OB/GYN Grand Rounds

2010 Evaluation of Obstetrics-Gynecology Resident Knowledge Regarding Barrier and Over-the-Counter Contraceptives: A Survey of Current Residents
Boca Raton, FL
Discussant for SAAOG Annual Meeting
Professional Societies
Alpha Omega Alpha
Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
APGO Member
ACOG Fellow
Last updated
04/23/2020