Butler John

GMC: 3187243


Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

I am a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow. I practice in both cardiac and thoracic surgery in adults.

I graduated from University College Cork in Ireland and gained my first exposure to Cardiothoracic Surgery there. I then moved to Oxford, following which I spent a short period in Liverpool. My next move was to Glasgow where I did the bulk of my training, with a year toward the end of the programme spent on a fellowship in St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.

I have a PGCert in Medical Education.  I have been on the Scottish Training Committee for a number of years and am currently Training Programme Director for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Scotland.


Major open heart surgery is carried out by a team which includes surgeons, anaesthetists, intensive care physicians, nursing staff and other supporting professionals. At the Golden Jubilee National Hospital the cardiac surgery service is continually monitored and supported by a robust clinical governance structure which encompasses the whole team.

Training Attended
Undergraduate - University College Cork 1977-1983   Postgraduate - West of Scotland Cardiac Surgical Training Programme 1992-1998   Cardiac Transplant Fellow St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia 1997   Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, University of Glasgow 2014
Qualifications & Accreditations
MB,BCh,BAO FRCSI(CTh) PGcert Health Prof Ed
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