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Department of Otolaryngology - Faculty

Sydney Butts

Sydney C. Butts, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Butts serves as the chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University Hospital of Brooklyn/SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital Center. After graduating from the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Butts completed a residency in otolaryngology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Butts then completed fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, receiving training in a diverse spectrum of reconstructive cases. She then joined the faculty of the department of otolaryngology at SUNY Upstate. Dr. Butts has clinical expertise in congenital craniofacial surgery including cleft lip and palate surgery and craniosynostosis surgery.  As a member of the cleft and craniofacial team at SUNY Upstate, she participated in many of these challenging cases as well as in research projects on craniofacial growth and development.

Dr. Butts’ clinical focus   includes the management of congenital craniofacial anomalies, adult and pediatric maxillofacial trauma, vascular malformations, local/regional flap surgery, scar revision surgery, rhinoplasty and the management of other soft tissue lesions that require a reconstructive approach.  She has written several book chapters and journal articles, presented research at national academic meetings, and been a guest faculty and invited lecturer on multiple reconstructive topics. She is Board certified in otolaryngology and is a diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Butts currently serves as the faculty coordinator for the Grand Rounds Program, supervising scheduling of faculty speakers and educational content. She is also the faculty coordinator for the annual Frank E. Lucente Alumni and Resident Research Day.