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Zeeshan Ahmad Butt

Zeeshan Ahmad Butt, PhD

Associate Professor in Medical Social Sciences, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Surgery-Organ Transplantation


Administrative office: 312-503-7708
633 N. St Clair, Suite 19-065
Chicago IL 60611

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Behavioral Medicine; Health Services Research; Oncology; Outcome measures; Surgery; Transplantation

Description of Interests

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Medical Social Sciences and Surgery (Division of Organ Transplantation). I also serve as the Associate Director of the Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine. In my clinical role, I provide psychological evaluation and treatment in our Comprehensive Transplant Center. My research focuses on the development and application of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in the post-surgical context, with specific emphasis on organ donation and transplantation. For more information, please visit http://www.about.me/zeeshanbutt

Professional Education

PhD: Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology (2006)

Most Recent Publications

Zapf M, Denham W, Barrera E, Butt Z, Carbray J, Wang C, Linn J, Ujiki M.
Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques. 2013 Dec;27(12):4491-4498.doi:10.1007/s00464-013-3095-0.
ISSN: 09302794

Zapf M, Yetasook A, Leung D, Salabat R, Denham W, Barrera E, Butt Z, Carbray J, Du H, Wang CE, Ujiki M.
Surgery (United States). 2013 Oct;154(4):662-671.doi:10.1016/j.surg.2013.04.043.
PMID: 24074405   ISSN: 00396060

Salem R, Gilbertsen M, Butt Z, Memon K, Vouche M, Hickey R, Baker T, Abecassis MM, Atassi R, Riaz A, Cella D, Burns JL, Ganger D, Benson AB, Mulcahy MF, Kulik L, Lewandowski R.
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2013 Oct;11(10):1358-1365.e1.doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2013.04.028.
PMID: 23644386   ISSN: 15423565

Reeve BB, Wyrwich KW, Wu AW, Velikova G, Terwee CB, Snyder CF, Schwartz C, Revicki DA, Moinpour CM, McLeod LD, Lyons JC, Lenderking WR, Hinds PS, Hays RD, Greenhalgh J, Gershon R, Feeny D, Fayers PM, Cella D, Brundage M, Ahmed S, Aaronson NK, Butt Z.
Quality of Life Research. 2013 Oct;22(8):1889-1905.doi:10.1007/s11136-012-0344-y.
ISSN: 09629343

Publications not in Scopus

Methodological issues in the selection, administration and use of patient- reported outcomes in performance measurement in health care settings. Commissioned white paper for the National Quality Forum.
Cella D, Hahn EA, Jensen SE, Butt Z, Nowinski CJ, Rothrock N
http://www.qualityforum.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=72156 2012 Sep 28; :

Enhancing the patient’s voice: Standards in the design and selection of patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) for use in patient-centered outcomes research. Contracted report for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Butt Z, Reeve B
http://www.pcori.org/assets/Enhancing-the-Patients-Voice-Standards-in-the-Design-and-Selection-of-Patient-Reported-Outcomes-Measures-for-Use-in-Patient-Centered-Outcomes-Research.pdf 2012 Mar 30; :

Selected Books and Book Chapters

Butt Z, Yount SE, Cella D. Measuring patient symptoms and other aspects of health-related quality of life. In: Lyman GH, Crawford J, editors. 2008. Cancer supportive care: Advances in therapeutic strategies. New York: Informa Healthcare 1-12.

Butt Z, Cella D. Relationship of hemoglobin, fatigue, and quality of life in anemic cancer patients.. In: Nowrousian MR, editor. 2008. Recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) in clinical oncology: Scientific and clinical aspects of anemia in cancer. New York: Springer-Verlag 369-392.

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