Allergy specialist joins UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jonathan W. Buttram, a specialist in allergy, asthma, and immunology, recently joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Dr. Buttram, an assistant professor of medicine, is board certified in allergy and immunology as well as internal medicine. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

He is practicing at the University Health Clinic, located at 3310 Patriot Drive, near the corner of University Boulevard and Patriot Drive on the campus of the University of Texas at Tyler. The clinic is operated by UT Health Science Center, and is open to the public.

While on active duty with the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Buttram was chief of allergy and immunology at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss.

Dr. Buttram also taught new physicians in the internal medicine and pediatric residency programs at Keesler, as well as physicians in the family medicine residency program at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach.

He completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Ohio.

Dr. Buttram is particularly interested in chronic cough, difficult-to-control asthma, and chronic hives. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2009, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 80 competitive grants and contracts totaling $14.6 million. As the academic medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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