Dr. Ryan Butts graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Economics and Biology. He was awarded his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2005, and completed his Pediatrics residency in Houston at Texas Children’s Hospital. He returned to South Carolina for his Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, where he was on faculty from 2011 until 2016.


Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina (2005)
Baylor College of Medicine (2008), Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina (2011), Pediatric Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Heart failure in single ventricle patients
  • Outcomes after pediatric heart transplantation
  • Pediatric heart failure


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Treatment of BK viremia in a pediatric heart transplant recipient.
Butts RJ, Uber WE, Savage AJ J. Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 May 31 5 552-3
Comparison of maximum vasoactive inotropic score and low cardiac output syndrome as markers of early postoperative outcomes after neonatal cardiac surgery.
Butts RJ, Scheurer MA, Atz AM, Zyblewski SC, Hulsey TC, Bradley SM, Graham EM Pediatr Cardiol 2012 Apr 33 4 633-8
Veno-venous bridges: the forerunners of the sinus venosus defect.
Butts RJ, Crean AM, Hlavacek AM, Spicer DE, Cook AC, Oechslin EN, Anderson RH Cardiol Young 2011 Dec 21 6 623-30
Standardized preoperative corticosteroid treatment in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery: results from a randomized trial.
Graham EM, Atz AM, Butts RJ, Baker NL, Zyblewski SC, Deardorff RL, DeSantis SM, Reeves ST, Bradley SM, Spinale FG J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2011 Dec 142 6 1523-9


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Honors & Awards

  • Mitchell I. Rubin Research Award
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina (2016)
  • AHA CVDY Early Career Investigator Finalist
  • Nominated for Golden Apple Teaching Award
    MUSC ChildrenÂ’s Hospital (2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society