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Reni Butler, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

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Reni Butler, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    PO Box 208042

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8042

    United States



I received my training in Diagnostic Radiology with a fellowship in Breast Imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lynn Sage Breast Center in Chicago, Illinois. After 10 years in private practice in the Chicago area, I returned to academic medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and joined the medical faculty of Yale University in 2009. My primary role is clinical patient care, and I am delighted to be part of the multi-disciplinary team that provides state-of-the-art technology and care to our patients at the Smilow Cancer Hospital.

My areas of research interest include digital breast tomosynthesis and screening ultrasound. In addition, I served as national co-PI for an industry-sponsored clinical trial of opto-acoustic breast imaging, a new functional imaging modality that may improve the diagnosis of benign and malignant breast masses.

I am actively involved in teaching at Yale and within the radiology community at large. After completing a medical education fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine, I founded and directed the Yale Undergraduate Shadowing Program at the Smilow Breast Center, providing pre-medical students with early exposure to the multiple disciplines involved in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. I participated in revising the Yale School of Medicine curriculum, where I also teach first-year medical students, introducing radiology both as a profession and as a teaching tool in the early years of medical education. Finally, I held visiting professorships at 2 community hospital-based Diagnostic Radiology Residency programs in Connecticut, and I lecture regularly at regional and national CME meetings.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Illinois College of Medicine (1991)
  • Fellow
    Northwestern University, Lynn Sage Breast Center
  • Resident
    Northwestern University
  • Internship
    St. Francis Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Editor’s Recognition Award with Special Distinction for Manuscript ReviewersRadioGraphocs Journal2019
Editor’s Recognition Award with Special Distinction for Manuscript ReviewersRadioGraphics Journal2014
Editor’s Recognition Award with Special Distinction for Manuscript ReviewersRadioGraphics Journal2013
Special Award for Recognition in TeachingYale Diagnostic Radiology Residents2012

Professional Service

Triennial and Sabbatical CommitteeFaculty Member2019 - Present
Yale School of MedicineCo-Thread Leader, Across the Lifespan Master Course Curriculum2013 - Present
American Roentgen Ray SocietyEducation Evaluation Committee2013 - Present
Radiological Society of North AmericaBreast Imaging Educational Exhibit Reviewer2011 - Present

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