James W. Butler, M.D., M.P.H.

Occupational and Aerospace Medicine

Dr. Butler is OA’s leading Occupational Medicine Physician.

Certifications

American Board of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine
Certification Date: 1998, 2008.

American Board of Preventive Medicine, Aerospace Medicine
Certification Date: 1996

American Association of Medical Review Officers
Certification Date: 2005, 2010

Certified IME, ABIME
Certification Date: 2004, 2009

Post-Doctoral Education

1996
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine
Residency in Occupational Medicine

1995
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine
Residency in Aerospace Medicine

1980–1983
University of South Alabama
Residency in Family Practice

Teaching Appointments/Presentations

1985–present
Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute
ATLS Instructor

5/2004
“The Physician – PA Team in Occupational Medicine”
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

5/2001
“Medical Review Officer Duties under the new DOT Rules”
American Academy of Physician Assistants

5/2000
“MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement): When to Call It a Day!”
American Academy of Physician Assistants

11/1997
“Carbon Monoxide Levels in Closed Cockpit Race Cars”
ICMS Meet

11/1996
“A New Approach to Physical Examinations for SCCA Club Racers”
ICMS Meet

5/1996
“Health and Occupational Concerns of Male & Female USAF Pilots”
Aerospace Medicine Association Meeting

1995
“Cluster Headaches in Aviators”
Grand Rounds, Aerospace Medicine Association Meeting

Medical Education

May 1994
University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Environmental & Occupational Health Services

1976–1980
University of South Alabama
Doctor of Medicine 

1972–1976
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
B.S. Physical Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Fellow, Member House of Delegates
  • Aerospace Medicine Association (AsMA), Fellow
  • American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP), Fellow
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow
  • International Council of Motorsports Sciences (ICMS)
  • Senior FAA Aviation Medical Examiner Certificate 21027
  • Former Medical Director for Sports Car Club of America
  • Vanderburgh County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Member, Board of Directors
  • Developer of the Airline Transport Association’s “On-Board Medical Emergency Database” and the “Disruptive Passenger Database”