Kristina A. Butler, M.D., M.S.

  1. Gynecologic Oncologist
  2. Gynecologist
  3. Urogynecologist

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

In addition to her clinical care, Dr. Butler is active in research and education, providing mentorship to trainees. She is currently involved in multiple clinical trials for patients.

  • Engineered T Cells for Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Biospecimen Resource for Ovarian Cancer Research
  • MC1365, A Randomized Phase 2 Trial of a Genetically Engineered NIS-Expressing Strain of Measles Virus Versus Investigator's Choice Chemotherapy for Patients with Platinum-Resistant Ovarian, Fallopian, or Peritoneal Cancer.
  • MC1563 - Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Randomized Phase 2 Trial of Carboplatin and Gemcitabine with or without VX-970 in First Recurrence Platinum-Sensitive Epithelial Ovarian, Peritoneal and Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • A Phase 3, Randomized, Single Dose, Open-Label Study to Investigate the Safety and Efficacy of OTL38 Injection (OTL38) for Intra-operative Imaging of Folate Receptor Positive Ovarian Cancer. (data being analysed, closed to new enrollment)
  • 10031, A Phase 1 Study of PARP inhibitor olaparib and HSP90 inhibitor AT13387 for treatment of advanced solid tumors with expansion in patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, peritoneal cancer or breast cancer. (data being analysed, closed to new enrollment)
  • A randomized multicenter Phase II trial to evaluate the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of vaccination with Folate Receptor Alpha peptides admixed with GM-CSF as a vaccine adjuvant versus GM-CSF alone in patients with Platinum Sensitive Ovarian Cancer and a response or stable disease to platinum therapy. (data being analysed, closed to new enrollment

She has also recently published best practice research for cancer and surgical outcomes.

  • Implementing robotic surgery for uterine cancer in the United States: Better outcomes without increased costs. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Feb; 156 (2):451-458 Epub 2019 Nov 25. Casarin J, Song C, Multinu F, Cappuccio S, Liu E, Butler KA, Glaser GE, Cliby WA, Langstraat CL, Ghezzi F, Fu AZ, Mariani A.
  • Comparing survival outcomes between surgical and radiographic lymph node assessment in locally advanced cervical cancer: A propensity score-matched analysis. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Feb; 156 (2):320-327 Epub 2019 Dec. Yang J, Delara R, Magrina J, Magtibay P, Yi J, Langstraat C, Robertson M, Dinh T, Butler K.
  • Adoption of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Decrease in Surgical Morbidity for Endometrial Cancer Treatment in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb. Casarin J, Multinu F, Ubl DS, Dowdy SC, Cliby WA, Glaser GE, Butler KA, Ghezzi F, Habermann EB, Mariani A.
  • Randomized controlled trial of postoperative belladonna and opium rectal suppositories in vaginal surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017. Butler K, Yi J, Wasson M, Klauschie J, Ryan D, Hentz J, Cornella J, Magtibay P, Kho R.
  1. Gynecological surgery
  2. Hysterectomy
  3. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  4. Laparoscopic surgery
  5. Robotic surgery
  6. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
  7. Urinary incontinence surgery
  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgery for malignant and benign female conditions; endometrial, cervical and ovarian cancer, removal of ovarian cysts; excision of endometriosis; hysterectomy and all gynecologic malignancies
  • Complex benign gynecologic surgery
  • Vaginal vault prolapse surgery
  • Genitourinary fistula
  • Female urinary incontinence procedures
  1. 2014
    Fellow - Gynecologic OncologyRochester, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2014
    FellowFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2014
    FellowGynecologic Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2014
    Master in Biomedical Sciences - Gynecologic OncologyRochester, MN, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2009
    Resident - Obstetrics & GynecologyMedical College of Georgia
  6. 2005
    MD - Alpha Omega Alpha, HonorsTexas Tech School of Medicine
  7. 2000
    BS - Biology, Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Gynecologic OncologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2015
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  3. 2013
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Certificate of Merit for AbstractRadiologic Society of North America
  2. 2011
    Mayo Foundation ScholarDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Medical & Surgical Gynecology
  3. 2009
    Resident Teacher Of The YearMedical College of Georgia
  4. 2007
    Excellence In CREOG (Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology) AwardMedical College of Georgia
  5. 2007
    Resident Participation AwardAugusta Obstetrics and Gynecology
  6. 2006
    Outstanding Student Teaching AwardMedical College of Georgia
  7. 2006
    Resident Participation AwardAugusta Obstetrics and Gynecology
  8. 2006
    Intern Of The Year, Obstetrics & GynecologyMedical College of Georgia
  9. 2006
    Resident Research Recognition AwardMedical College of Georgia
  10. 2005
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor SocietyAwarding Organization
  11. 2005
    Class Of 2005 Outstanding Obstetrics & Gynecology StudentTexas Tech University HSC School of Medicine
  12. 2002
    Student Endowed Scholarship; Merit based award honoring leadership & academic performanceTexas Tech University HSC School of Medicine
  13. 2000
    Outstanding Student Leadership Award; Top Ten Student LeadersUniversity of Texas at Arlington Alumni Association, University of Texas at Arlington
  14. 2000
    Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor SocietyUniversity of Texas at Arlington
  15. 2000
    Summa Cum Laude GraduateUniversity of Texas at Arlington
  16. 2000
    Alpha Chi National College Honor SocietyUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2022
    MemberPublication Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  2. 2019 - 2020
    Block LeaderYear-2 Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2019
    FacultyYear-1 Pelvic Anatomy, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2019
    Member5th Emerging Leader Workgroup, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  5. 2019 - present
    MemberAZ Robotics Interest Group, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  6. 2019 - present
    MemberCancer Center Research Committee-Arizona, Arizona Research Operations Management Team
  7. 2018
    MemberAbstract/Video Grading Committee, Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  8. 2018 - 2019
    Block LeaderYear-2 Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  9. 2018 - 2019
    MemberReadmission Council, Mayo Clinic Hospital
  10. 2018 - present
    MemberQuality Oversight Subcommittee, Hospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona
  11. 2018 - present
    MemberPatient Safety Subcommittee, Hospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona
  12. 2017
    MemberAbstract/Video Grading Committee, Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  13. 2017 - 2019
    Co-ChairGynecology Research Disease Working Group, Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  14. 2017 - 2018
    MemberVideo Review Committee and Program Discussant, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  15. 2017
    FacultyYear-1 Pelvic Anatomy, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  16. 2017 - present
    ChairGynecologic Oncology Enterprise Specialty Interest Group, Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Councils
  17. 2017 - present
    MemberUrogynecology Specialty Interest Group, Obstetric & Gynecology Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Council
  18. 2017 - present
    Active MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  19. 2017 - present
    MemberGrievance Committee, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  20. 2017 - present
    MemberFMIGS Assessment Committee, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  21. 2017 - present
    MemberABOG Liaison Committee, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  22. 2016
    MemberAbstract/Video Grading Committee, Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  23. 2016 - 2019
    MemberCancer Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  24. 2016 - 2018
    MemberHospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  25. 2016 - present
    Co-Program DirectorFellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  26. 2014 - 2015
    Program DirectorFellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  27. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  28. 2014 - present
    PreceptorAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  29. 2011 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  30. 2010 - 2011
    MemberSurgery Anesthesia Critical Care Disease-Oriented Group, Department of Surgery
  31. 2009
    MemberAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  32. 2008 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  33. 2004 - 2005
    Class OfficerAmarillo Campus, Texas Tech School of Medicine
  34. 2001 - 2003
    President and FounderUnity Among Us Philanthropic Organization, Amarillo Campus, Texas Tech School of Medicine

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