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
  • TG4050.01 Neoantigen vaccine trial for newly diagnosed ovarian cancer - A phase I trial evaluating a mutanome-directed immunotherapy in patients with high grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) of the ovary, fallopian tube or peritoneum who experience an asymptomatic relapse (first recurrence)
  • MIRASOL: A Randomized, Open-label, Phase 3 Study of Mirvetuximab Soravtansine vs. Investigator's Choice of Chemotherapy in Advanced High-Grade Epithelial Ovarian, Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancers with High Folate Receptor-Alpha Expression
  • MC1371: Targeted Complex Therapy for Advanced Melanoma and Gynecologic Cancers: Nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane)/Bevacizumab Complex (AB-complex) - includes epithelial cervical / endometrial / ovarian / fallopian tube / primary peritoneal cancers
  • 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
  • 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 analyzed, closed to new enrollment)

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

  • The shift from inpatient to outpatient hysterectomy for endometrial cancer in the United States: trends, enabling factors, cost, and safety. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 May; 31 (5):686-693 Epub 2021 Mar 16. Cappuccio S, Butler K, Mariani A, Langstraat C (et al.).
  • Survival outcomes in patients with cervical cancer treated with open versus robotic radical hysterectomy: Our surgical pathology interrogation. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Nov; 159 (2):373-380 Epub 2020 Sept 03. Yang J, Butler K, Magrina J. (et al)
  • Management and outcomes of primary vaginal Cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Nov; 159 (2):456-463 Epub 2020 Sept 22. Yang J, Butler K.
  • 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, Butler KA, Mariani A, et al.
  • 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, Butler K, et al.
  • Adoption of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Decrease in Surgical Morbidity for Endometrial Cancer Treatment in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb. Casarin J, Butler KA, Mariani A, et al.

Let my office know if we can schedule an appointment with you, call 480.342.0612.

  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
    FellowGynecologic Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2014
    Master in Biomedical Sciences - Gynecologic OncologyRochester, MN, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2011
    FellowFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2009
    Resident - Obstetrics & GynecologyMedical College of Georgia
  5. 2005
    MD - Alpha Omega Alpha, HonorsTexas Tech School of Medicine
  6. 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. 2021 - present
    ChairCommunity Engagement Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  2. 2020 - 2022
    MemberPublication Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberSurgical Quality Subcommittee, Surgical and Procedural Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona
  4. 2020 - present
    Fellowship DirectorGynecology Research Fellowship, Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  5. 2020 - present
    Department Opiate LiaisonDepartment of Medical and Surgical Gynecology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  6. 2020 - present
    Department Diversity LeaderDepartment of Medical and Surgical Gynecology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  7. 2019 - 2020
    Block LeaderYear-2 Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  8. 2019
    FacultyYear-1 Pelvic Anatomy, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  9. 2019 - present
    MemberAZ Robotics Interest Group, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  10. 2019 - present
    MemberCancer Center Research Committee-Arizona, Arizona Research Operations Management Team
  11. 2018
    MemberAbstract/Video Grading Committee, Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  12. 2018 - 2019
    Block LeaderYear-2 Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  13. 2018 - 2019
    MemberReadmission Council, Mayo Clinic Hospital
  14. 2018 - present
    MemberQuality Oversight Subcommittee, Hospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona
  15. 2018 - present
    MemberPatient Safety Subcommittee, Hospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona
  16. 2017
    MemberAbstract/Video Grading Committee, Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  17. 2017 - 2019
    Co-ChairGynecology Research Disease Working Group, Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  18. 2017 - 2018
    MemberVideo Review Committee and Program Discussant, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
  19. 2017
    FacultyYear-1 Pelvic Anatomy, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  20. 2017 - present
    ChairGynecologic Oncology Enterprise Specialty Interest Group, Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Councils
  21. 2017 - present
    MemberUrogynecology Specialty Interest Group, Obstetric & Gynecology Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Council
  22. 2017 - present
    Active MemberSociety of Gynecologic Surgeons
  23. 2017 - present
    MemberGrievance Committee, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  24. 2017 - present
    MemberFMIGS Assessment Committee, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  25. 2017 - present
    MemberABOG Liaison Committee, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  26. 2016
    MemberAbstract/Video Grading Committee, Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  27. 2016 - 2019
    MemberCancer Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  28. 2016 - 2018
    MemberHospital Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  29. 2016 - present
    Co-Program DirectorFellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  30. 2014 - 2015
    Program DirectorFellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (FMIGS), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  31. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  32. 2014 - present
    PreceptorAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  33. 2011 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  34. 2010 - 2011
    MemberSurgery Anesthesia Critical Care Disease-Oriented Group, Department of Surgery
  35. 2009
    MemberAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  36. 2008 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Urogynecologic Society
  37. 2004 - 2005
    Class OfficerAmarillo Campus, Texas Tech School of Medicine
  38. 2001 - 2003
    President and FounderUnity Among Us Philanthropic Organization, Amarillo Campus, Texas Tech School of Medicine

Publications