Dr. William E Butler MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. William Butler is a neurosurgeon in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 27 years. He is one of 22 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital who specialize in Neurological Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: General Neurosurgery

Hospital Affiliation

Massachusetts General Hospital
Ranked #4 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Education & Medical Training

Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1987 - 1988

Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1988 - 1994

Harvard Medical School
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Comparative effectiveness of ventral vs dorsal surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.
Ghogawala, Z., Martin, B., Benzel, E.C., Dziura, J., Magge, S.N., Abbed, K.M., Bisson, E.F., Shahid, J., Coumans, J.E., Choudhri, T.F., Steinmetz, M.P., Krishnaney, A.A., King, J.T., Butler, W.E., Barker, F.G., Heary, R.F.

Surveillance of craniopharyngioma cyst growth in children treated with proton radiotherapy.
Winkfield, K.M., Linsenmeier, C., Yock, T.I., Grant, P.E., Yeap, B.Y., Butler, W.E., Tarbell, N.J.

Infantile myofibromatosis: a nontraumatic cause of neonatal brachial plexus palsy.
Tierney, T.S., Tierney, B.J., Rosenberg, A.E., Krishnamoorthy, K.S., Butler, W.E.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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