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Peter Butler, M.D.
Peter Butler, M.D.



General Information:



Chief, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension
Physician, Gonda Diabetes Center, Pituitary Tumor Program
Member, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Special Clinical Fellow, Endocrinology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 1991 - 1993
Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 1989 - 1990
Endocrinology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, 1984 - 1987
Internal Medicine, Freeman Hospital, 1982 - 1984
Internal Medicine, Western General Hospital, 1981 - 1982
Accident Surgery, Birmingham Accident Hospital, 1981 - 1981
Internal Medicine, General Hospital-Birmingham, 1980 - 1981
Medical Degree:
M.D., University of Birmingham, 1980

Contact Information:

(310) 206-7312

Practice Information:

Clinical Interest(s):

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Peter Butler is interested in the pathophysiology of islet dysfunction and beta cell apoptosis in diabetes. He also studies the relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer, and actions of diabetes medications on pancreatic cancer risk.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Butler PC, Dry S, Elashoff R. GLP-1-based therapy for diabetes: what you do not know can hurt you. Diabetes Care. 2010 Feb;33(2):453-5.

Butler AE, Galasso R, Matveyenko A, Rizza RA, Dry S, Butler PC. Pancreatic duct replication is increased with obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. Diabetologia. 2010 Jan;53(1):21-6. Epub 2009 Oct 21.

Butler PC. Insulin glargine controversy: a tribute to the editorial team at Diabetologia. Diabetes. 2009 Nov;58(11):2427-8.

Matveyenko AV, Dry S, Cox HI, Moshtaghian A, Gurlo T, Galasso R, Butler AE, Butler PC. Beneficial endocrine but adverse exocrine effects of sitagliptin in the human islet amyloid polypeptide transgenic rat model of type 2 diabetes: interactions with metformin. Diabetes. 2009 Jul;58(7):1604-15. Epub 2009 Apr 29.