Andrew J. Butler, MD
Andrew J. Butler, MD

Foot & Ankle

Board Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery

Blue Ridge Region

Asheville - McDowell
Asheville - Livingston

Dr. Andrew Butler is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon and a key member of EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region’s foot and ankle team. His education and recent fellowship training in the most advanced foot and ankle innovations, treatments, and procedures ensure that his patients receive the highest quality, precision orthopedic care. Treating conditions ranging from sprains and strains to bunions and fractures, Dr. Butler’s commitment to excellence in patient-centered care and his expertise in minimally invasive techniques solidify his reputation as a leading foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Butler has dedicated many years to his education. He received his BA in biology from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. After receiving his bachelor’s, he attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ, where he earned his MD in 2017. Dr. Butler went on to complete his orthopedic residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as well, in their New Brunswick, NJ location. From 2022-2023, he underwent intensive fellowship training at Harvard Brigham and Women’s in Boston, MA, specializing in foot and ankle surgery.

Certifications & Licenses

2022 ABOS Board Eligible – Passed ABOS Part I
2022 Massachusetts Medical License
2021 New Jersey Medical License
2021 ACLS/BLS certified

Extracurricular and Volunteer Experiences

2021-2022 New Jersey High School Football team coverage

2012-2017 Promise Clinic Student Physician, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School @ Eric B Chandler Clinic, New Brunswick, NJ. Worked with a student physician team to care for
indigent and uninsured population of New Brunswick, NJ August 2013 – May 2017.

2004-2011 Empty Bowls, The Pennington School, Pennington, New Jersey and The Kenyon College Craft Center, Gambier, Ohio, 2008-2011. Instructed students and faculty, organized
fundraising dinner and auction. Money raised went to local Knox County Soup Kitchen and
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.


  • 2022-2023 Fellowship
    Harvard Brigham and Women’s, Boston, MA
    Discipline: Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • 2017-2022 Residency
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick NJ
    Discipline: Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2013-2017 MD
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
  • 2007-2011 BA Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
    Major: Biology

Extracurricular Activities & Honors/Awards

2021-2022 FloCycling Factory Team Member

2008-2011 Kenyon Lords Varsity Swim Team, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

2011 Kenyon College Swim Team – Coaches Award

2011 NCAA All-American Distinctions x3

2009 NCAA Academic All-American

2008, 2009, 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming Championships Attendee and/or Qualifier

Research and Publications


Amr M Tawfik, BA; Casey Imbergamo, BS; Vivian Chen, BS; Peter Filtes, BS; Andrew Butler, MD; Charles Gatt, MD; Brian M Katt, MD. Perspectives on the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Application Process during COVID-19. JAAOS Global Research and Reviews. October 2021, Vol 5, No 10.

Andrew Butler, MD; Amr M Tawfik, BA; Usman Zareef, BA; Chandler Berke, BA; Brian M Katt, MD; Charles Gatt, MD. Social media and the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Application Process. April 2022. Cureus 14(4): e23933. doi:10.7759/cureus.23933


Ali Mostoufi, MD, Tony George, DO, Alfred Tria, MD. Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Section VII Chapter 43 – Surgical intervention of the elbow. Springer International Publishing; 2022

Ali Mostoufi, MD, Tony George, DO, Alfred Tria, MD. Clinical Guide to Musculoskeletal Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Section VIII Chapter 50 – Surgical intervention of the wrist and hand. Springer International Publishing; 2022


Social Media and the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency application process. Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Department of Orthopaedics research day. May 2022

Why We do that; An examination of Common Orthopaedic practices and the evidence behind it. Grand Rounds, February 2022

Total Ankle Arthroplasty vs Ankle Arthrodesis for Treatment of Ankle Arthritis. Grand Rounds. January 2020 Department of Orthopaedics. Rutgers RWJ Medical School

High Pressure Injection Injuries to the Upper Extremity. Grand Rounds. June 2019 Department of Orthopaedics. Rutgers RWJ Medical School

Pediatric Proximal Femur Fractures. Grand Rounds. December 2018 Department of Orthopaedics. Rutgers RWJ Medical School

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Specialties & Services

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.