Erin Butler, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric, Division of Hematology and Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Butler completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She then completed a research fellowship, supervised by principal investigator Stephen X. Skapek, M.D., and clinical fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Butler is board-certified in pediatric hematology and oncology.

She is a UT Southwestern pediatric hematologist-oncologist practicing at Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Butler is currently the Director of Histiocytic Disorders at UT Southwestern Medical Center and serves as a consultant physician in pediatric hematology and oncology at Our Children’s House (Children’s Health, Dallas), the Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2012)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2015), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2018), Pediatric Hematology/oncology

Research Interest

  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Histiocytic Disorders
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Exon skipping in genes encoding lineage-defining myogenic transcription factors in rhabdomyosarcoma.
Butler E, Xu L, Rakheja D, Schwettmann B, Toubbeh S, Guo L, Kim J, Skapek SX, Zheng Y, Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud 2022 Aug
Extrarenal Anaplastic Wilms Tumor: A Case Report With Genomic Analysis And Tumor Models.
Willis KR, Sathe AA, Xing C, Koduru P, Artunduaga M, Butler EB, Park JY, Kurmasheva RT, Houghton PJ, Chen KS, Rakheja D, J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2022 Feb
Histiocytic Neoplasms, Version 2.2021, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.
Go RS, Jacobsen E, Baiocchi R, Buhtoiarov I, Butler EB, Campbell PK, Coulter DW, Diamond E, Flagg A, Goodman AM, Goyal G, Gratzinger D, Hendrie PC, Higman M, Hogarty MD, Janku F, Karmali R, Morgan D, Raldow AC, Stefanovic A, Tantravahi SK, Walkovich K, Zhang L, Bergman MA, Darlow SD, J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2021 11 19 11 1277-1303
Recent progress in the treatment of cancer in children.
Butler E, Ludwig K, Pacenta HL, Klesse LJ, Watt TC, Laetsch TW, CA Cancer J Clin 2021 Apr
Functional imaging of RAS pathway targeting in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor cells and xenografts.
Butler E, Schwettmann B, Geboers S, Hao G, Kim J, Nham K, Sun X, Laetsch TW, Xu L, Williams NS, Skapek SX, Pediatr Blood Cancer 2020 Dec 67 12 e28639
Skapek SX, Ferrari A, Gupta AA, Lupo PJ, Butler E, Shipley J, Barr FG, Hawkins DS Nat Rev Dis Primers 2019 Jan 5 1 1

Honors & Awards

  • Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
  • Call for Cure
    Children's Cancer Fund (2020-2021)
  • TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Fund Award
  • Hyundai Hope on Wheels Young Investigator Award
    UT Southwestern (2019-2021)
  • K12 Clinical Scientist Institutional Career Development Program Award
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019-2020)
  • T32 Physician Scientist Oncology Training Program
  • Fellow Research Award
    Children's Cancer Fund (2016-2017)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Pediatrics (2015)
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2016)
  • Children's Oncology Group (2016)
  • Histiocyte Society (2019)
  • North American Consortium for Histiocytosis (2019)