Professor of Neurology & Fixel Endowed Chair of Neurotherapeutics
Dr. Butson received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. He completed post-doctoral training at the Cleveland Clinic and was a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin from 2008-2014. From 2014 through 2020 he led a research laboratory in the Scientific Computing & Imaging (SCI) Institute and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. Starting in 2021 he is a Professor of Neurology and the Fixel Endowed Chair of Neurotherapeutics at the University of Florida. The research focus of his lab is neuromodulation, specifically therapeutic and diagnostic brain stimulation. He holds 10 patents in this area, some of which were licensed to Intelect Medical, a spinoff company that was sold to Boston Scientific in 2011. He is the CEO of a consulting company that specializes in neurostimulation devices and neuromodulation therapy. He is an active member of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS), the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).