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Dr. Christopher R. Butson PhD

Dr. Christopher R. Butson PhD - SCI Faculty Member

Director of Neuromodulation Research Associate Professor
Departments of Biomedical Engineering
Neurology & Neurosurgery
University of Utah
WEB 3686
phone (801) 587-3711
fax (801) 585-6513
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My Publications


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 for the last six years has been at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) where he was an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, a member of the Biotechnology & Bioengineering Center at MCW, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University. He is an active member of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS). He leads a research laboratory which focuses on 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.

Current Responsibilities

Dr. Butson holds the following appointments:
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Utah
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Utah
  • Associate Professor, Bioengineering, University of Utah
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
  • Faculty, Scientific Computing & Imaging (SCI) Institute, University of Utah
  • Director of Neuromodulation Research, Neurosurgery, University of Utah

Research Interests

  • Neuromodulation
  • Deep Brain Simulation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Contact Information

Christopher R. Butson, PhD
John E. and Marva M. Warnock Engineering Building (WEB)
72 South Campus Central Dr., 3686 WEB
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9205
Phone: (801) 587-3711