The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Our faculty and staff are in the forefront of the exploration of the causes and treatments of mental illness.


Patricia Butler, M.D.



Dr. Patricia Butler is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and serves as the Associate Dean for Educational Programs at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.  In this position she is responsible for both the undergraduate and graduate medical education programs, as well as the continuing medical education program.


Aberdeen University Medical School, Aberdeen, Scotland, M.B.Ch.B., 1965

Clinical and Research Interests:

1. Medical Education

Publications (selected):

  • Neiman, L.Z., Cheng, L., Hormann, M., Farnie, M.A., Molony, D.A., and Butler, P.M.  The impact of preclinical preceptorships on learning the fundamentals of clinical medicine and physical diagnosis skills.  Academic Medicine, 81(4):342-6, 2006.
  • Colbert, C.Y., Ownby, A.R., and Butler, Patricia M.  A Review of Portfolio Use in Residency Programs and Considerations before Implementation.  Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 20(4), 340-345, 2008.

Faculty Biography

  • Patricia Butler, M.D.
    Professor and Senior Associate Dean
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • University of Texas-Houston Medical School
    1300 Moursund Street
    Houston, Texas 77030
  • phone: (713) 500-5140
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