Mr. Joseph S. Butler

Joe Butler
NameMr. Joseph S. Butler
Specialty Spine Surgery
Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar Spine Surgery
Complex & Revision Spine Surgery
Contact Details - Public Practice 

Ms. Mary Condon                 
Tel: 01 414 4084                       
Fax: 01 414 3329                        

Contact Details - Private Practice 

Mr. Conor McBride
Tel: 087 196 7382
Fax: 01 686 5240

Mr. Butler is a Consultant Spine Surgeon, he completed his surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He subsequently completed clinical fellowship training in complex spine deformity and tumour surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK; spine trauma and degenerative spine surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; and complex, revision and minimally invasive spine surgery at the Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.

He is an active clinical and laboratory researcher, based at Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a PhD in bone biology by University College Dublin and has over 100 publications and 100 presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He has 40 major national and international awards for his research work and is on the editorial board of several major journals in the fields of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Surgery.


2009-2011 MA in Healthcare Management, Institute of Public Administration
2009-2010 Higher Diploma in Public Management, Institute of Public Administration
2008-2009 Diploma in Health Economics, Institute of Public Administration
2005-2009 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University College Dublin 
1998-2004 BMedSc MB BCh BAO, University College Dublin 


2016-2017 Clinical Fellow in Spine Surgery. Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
2015-2016 Clinical Fellow in Spine Surgery. Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
2014-2015 Clinical Fellow in Spine Surgery. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK.
2009-2014 SpR in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery.Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
2007-2009 SHO in Surgery.  Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
2005-2007 Research Fellow in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
2004-2005 Intern in Medicine & Surgery.  Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.


2016Winner, OMeGA Fellowship in Spine Surgery
Winner, British Orthopaedic Association Soli Lam Spinal Fellowship
Winner, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Colles Travelling Fellowship in Surgery
Winner, Royal Society of Medicine Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship
Winner, American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarship
2015Winner, BASS/BSS Presidents’ Fellowship
2014Oral Prize, British Scoliosis Society Annual Meeting
Winner, Kennedy Irish Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship
Winner, Ethicon Foundation Travel Award
2011Winner, Irish Times UCD Michael Smurfit MBA Bursary
Finalist, 31st Annual Cappagh Prize Meeting
2010Invited Speaker, RCSI Charter Day Meeting
Finalist (co-author), 30th Annual Cappagh Prize Meeting
2009Winner, IHSTG Astra-Zeneca Travelling Fellowship
Invited Speaker, Dutch Spine Society Annual Meeting
2007Winner, ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Award
Finalist, IJMS Doctor Awards
Finalist, Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium
2006Winner, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis Travel Award
Winner, UCD Medical Trainee Scholarship in Human Anatomy
Finalist, Sylvester O’Halloran Surgical Scientific Meeting
Finalist (co-author), 26th Annual Cappagh Prize Meeting
2005Winner, UCD Medical Trainee Scholarship in Human Anatomy
Winner, Mater College Postgraduate Research & Education Grant
2004Finalist, Mater Misericordiae Hospital Radiology Gold Medal
Finalist, Gallagher Orthopaedic Surgery Gold Medal
2003Winner, Mater Foundation Summer Research Award 
2002Winner, Mater Foundation Summer Research Award

Professional Memberships

AO Spine
North American Spine Society
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Cervical Spine Research Society - European Section
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
Société Internationale de Chirurgie
Orthopédique et de Traumatologie
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
The Royal Society of Medicine - Orthopaedics Section
Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (RCPI & RCSI)