Neurologist Darel Anthony Butler joins East Tennessee Medical Group

Darel Butler, M.D.

Darel Butler, M.D.

Board certified neurologist Darel Anthony Butler, M.D., joins the staff of East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, Tenn., in September.

Dr. Butler completed his neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco, Calif., following an internship at the California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. He received his medical degree from the University of California, School of Medicine, San Francisco, and his bachelor’s degree in biology cum laude from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Prior to his arrival at ETMG, Butler owned Butler Neurology, Memphis, Tenn. He also worked at Wesley Neurology Clinic, Memphis and was clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis. Although Dr. Butler has practiced 14 years in Tenn., he has spent many years studying and teaching in California. He also has presented clinical research findings at international presentations in Paris, France, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Butler’s past community involvement includes work with local Alzheimer’s Association events, inner city crisis shelter counseling, and founding the We CARE! Alzheimer’s Clinic in Memphis. He has received many awards for medical and community service, including the Resolution Honor Award for Alzheimer Treatment and Research presented by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, the Living Legend Award by the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, and the “Promising Future” award by the California State Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association of the Mid-South and was a trustee at LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, and the National Medical Association.

East Tennessee Medical Group is a 50-provider multi-specialty medical group in Alcoa, serving Blount County for over 15 years. For the second consecutive year, ETMG has been recognized as the #1 Healthcare facility in Blount County by The Daily Times Readers’ Choice Awards. For more information, call 984-ETMG or visit its website at www.etmg.net.

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