An international expert in complex reconstruction, microsurgery, flaps and regenerative medicine, Dr. Charles E Butler is Chairman and Tenured Professor of Plastic Surgery and the Charles B Barker Endowed Chair in Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is board certified and recertified in both general and plastic surgery, he is renowned for his expertise in reconstructive surgery, particularly with hernia and abdominal wall reconstructions. Dr. Butler has over 400 publications and 800 invited national and international presentations, visiting professorships, keynote speakerships, instructional courses, and lectures. After receiving his Medical Doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Butler completed his General Surgery residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a National Institute of Health-sponsored basic science research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Plastic Surgery residency at Harvard. In 2016, he was President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation and President of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. In addition, Dr. Butler is an active clinical and basic science researcher and mentor with an interest in post-oncologic and torso reconstruction, including the abdominal wall, breast, chest wall, pelvis, perineum and spine.