Brad Butler is a practicing anesthesiologist in Longview, Texas, where he is a partner with Anesthesia Consultants of Longview at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is a specialist in cardiovascular and general anesthesiology.
Born in Abilene, Butler graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1997. While a student at HSU, Butler served as president of Student Congress and was a charter class member of the Leadership Studies program.
He earned an M.D. at Texas A&M University in 2001. He served his residency in general surgery in Knoxville, Tennessee, and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
A decorated flight surgeon in the Air Force Reserves, Butler is a graduate of the School of Aerospace Medicine, Air University’s Squadron Officer School, and Air Command and Staff College. He is now enrolled in Air War College.
He has deployed in service of contingency operations to Europe, the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia. He holds the rank of Lt. Colonel and currently serves as deputy chief of aerospace medicine of the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
Brad is a recognized leader in organized medicine, serving on the Texas delegation to the AMA; TEXPAC Board of Directors; past-chair, TMA committee on professional liability; and the past-president of Gregg-Upshur County Medical Society.
Butler is a former member of HSU’s Board of Young Associates and received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from HSU in 2010.
He and his wife, Audra (Haveman ’99 ex), a vocal performance major while at HSU, have two children, seven-year-old Benjamin and three-year-old Olivia.
Several years ago, Butler honored Audra by setting up an endowed scholarship in her name in the College of Music and Fine Arts.
He says he appreciates the fact HSU adheres to its Christian principles while providing a first-rate education and student experience.
“I pray HSU will be further recognized for the outstanding university it is, while continuing to equip men and women for service and success.
“It is my goal to help HSU pursue excellence in all we do while never compromising our core beliefs.”