Brad Butcher, MD

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

butcherbw[at]upmc.edu

Administrative Assistant:
Michelle Brungo

Education & Training

BA, Biochemistry, Harvard University, 2001
MD, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2006
Residency, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009
Fellowship, Hospital Medicine, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 2010
Fellowship, Nephrology, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 2012
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 2013

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Post-intensive care syndrome
  • Peer support for critical illness survivors and their families
  • Acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy
  • Patient safety and medical error


Butcher BW, Quist CE, Harrison JD, Ranji SR. The effect of a rapid response team on resident perceptions of education and autonomy. Journal of hospital medicine. 2015 Jan;10(1):8 - 12.

Wilson JG, Butcher BW, Liu KD. Evolving practices in critical care and their influence on acute kidney injury. Current opinion in critical care. 2013 Dec 1;19(6):523 - 30.

Butcher BW, Vittinghoff E, Maselli J, Auerbach AD. Impact of proactive rounding by a rapid response team on patient outcomes at an academic medical center. Journa l of hospital medicine. 2013 Jan 1;8(1):7 - 12.

Butcher BW, Liu KD. Fluid Overload in AKI - Epiphenomenon or Putative Effect on Mortality?. Current opinion in critical care. 2012 Dec;18(6):593.

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Member, UPMC Mercy Role of Evidence Committee
Member, UPMC Mercy Stroke Oversight Committee
Member, UPMC Mercy Organ Donation Committee

Leadership Academy for Early Career Faculty, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Marshall Webster Physician Leadership and Management Certificate Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University School of Medicine, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University, 2001