John A. Butler, MD, FCCP

(503) 297-3778
Areas of Focus: 
General Pulmonary Medicine
Interstitial Lung Disease
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

About Me

While underlying disease processes are always fascinating to me, it is the day to day interactions with patients and families that makes my job so rewarding and enjoyable.

- John A. Butler, MD, FCCP

Dr. John Butler earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University and his Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Indiana University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Pulmonary Medicine. He is the founding physician and medical director of the Pulmonary Vascular Institute at The Oregon Clinic, which became the first nationally accredited pulmonary hypertension program in the Pacific Northwest by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in September 2016. While he has significant interest in general pulmonary medicine including interstitial lung disease, he also brings a tremendous amount of expertise to the growing field of pulmonary artery hypertension.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Adventist Medical Center
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • B.S., Biology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1971
  • M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1975
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Leadership: 
  • Founding Physician and Medical Director, Pacific Pulmonary Vascular Institute
Honors: 
  • Founding Physician and Medical Director, Pacific Pulmonary Vascular Institute
  • Teacher of the Year Award, University of Illinois Family Practice Residency, Rockford, 1991
Other Activities: 
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, American Medical Society
  • Member. Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member, National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC)