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Adrian Butler, MD

3.3 out of 5 
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute - A department of UT Health Tyler

700 Olympic Plaza
Ste. 600
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - Noon 

Adrian Butler, MD, is a board certified orthopedic and hand surgeon at the UT Health East Texas Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Tyler. He specializes in the care of the hand and upper extremities including the shoulder, elbow and wrist. Dr. Butler also provides fracture care, joint replacement, ligament repair/reconstruction and care of complex injuries involving the hand and arm.

“My involvement into healthcare was a natural progression,” he said. “Growing up, I was always fascinated by science. I tried to learn as much as I could and always enjoyed working with my hands. When I injured my shoulder in middle school was when I first learned about orthopedic surgery. My high school was not far from the Indiana Hand Center, and I was fortunate enough as a high school student to spend some time there. Reflecting on this time, I believe this is where my affinity for hand surgery began.”

When not treating patients, he enjoys cycling, fishing, boating, golf, traveling and spending time with his family and dogs.

Dr. Butler is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certification-Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Subspecialty Certification-Surgery of the Hand


Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University/The Philadelphia Hand Center

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital/Drexel University, Pittsburg

Doctor of Medicine: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis

Bachelor of Science: Indiana University, Bloomington

America's Top Orthopedists, Consumer Research Council of America, Recipient

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member

American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Member

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member

Featured Reviews



My daughter was experiencing wrist pain, so we scheduled an appointment with Dr. Butler. He diagnosed her quickly, and his demeanor put us both at ease. The entire team was warm and friendly -- from the front desk person to the radiology tech to the nurse. Overall a 5-star experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Butler's practice.

   — Deleisa Johnson