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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Physicians & Health Professionals

Our nationally and world-renowned radiation oncologists will act as consultants, and lead the medical team in planning and implementing radiation treatment. The radiation oncologists have an extensive knowledge of the entire process of radiation therapy, from the diagnosis and biology of the cancer to the technological aspects of treatment implementation. While our radiation oncologists each have their own specialties within radiation therapy, they are each qualified to treat many different tumor specific sites. Additionally, they are involved in research with a goal of constantly improving cancer treatment modalities.

About the Director

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Dr E. Brian Butler

Dr. Butler is Medical Director for Radiation Oncology services within the Houston Methodist. Additionally he serves as clinical professor for Weill Medical School of Cornell University. Dr. Butler specializes in the treatment of malignancies associated with the head/neck and prostate. Furthermore, he is an active investigator in research protocols that combine gene therapy in conjunction with radiation therapy.


American Board of Radiology (Radiation Therapy)


  • B.S. in Chemistry, Loyola College, Baltimore MD
  • M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C.
  • Internal Medicine Internship: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio TX
  • Radiation Therapy Resident, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA
  • Chief Resident, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA

Awards and Honors

  • Meritorious Service Medal - outstanding performance as Chief of Radiation
  • Oncology, Wilford Hall Medical Center July 30, 1987 - June 13, 1990
  • Invited reviewer for Urology.
  • Invited reviewer for International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.
  • Invited abstract reviewer for the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), 2004.

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association 1987
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology 1988
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs