John E. Butter, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Internal Medicine


Dr. John E. Butter, MD, FACP, is a board certified internist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and an Associate Professor in the department of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.Dr. Butter received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Williams College, and his medical degree from Northwestern University. He completed his residency with Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston Massachusetts. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern, Dr. Butter also served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Butter is the Medical Director for the Clinical Education Center at Northwestern, as well as the Associate Division Chief for Education, and the Associate Residency Program Director. Dr. Butter serves on several committees, and has received numerous prestigious awards throughout his career. For the past five years, Dr. Butter has been honored as one of the Best Doctors in America. The Patterson Teacher of the Year Award was awarded to Dr. Butter in 1999, as well as the Outstanding Clinical Teaching in Medicine Clerkship Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003. He was also made a faculty member of Alpha Omega Alpha in 2000. Dr. Butter has received many other awards for his research and presentations, including the David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award, the Research Award, Department of Medicine Teaching Award, SGIM: Outstanding Workshop Award and the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the American Medical Association. His bibliography includes many publications, from his own personal research to two book chapters. Many of his works center on medical education. He has also contributed to medical culture through his many presentations, which cover a broad spectrum in the continuum of care.


  • Medical Education
    Northwestern Univ Feinberg School of Medicine - 1991
  • Residency
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston) - 1994


  • Internal Medicine


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 18-200

Chicago, IL 60611

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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