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Brian Butkus,PA-C,AACC

Primary Service
  • Cardiology
Areas of Interest

Cardiovascular disease, electrophysiology, atrial fibrillation, prevention of sudden cardiac death

College
  • Physician Assistant Studies, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
  • Exercise Physiology, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
  • Human Physiology, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Biography

Brian is an associate of the American College of Cardiology. Brian chairs the Committee for Anticoagulation at St. Luke’s. Brian has been with St. Luke's Cardiology since 2005.

Why Brian went into medicine
“My interest in cardiology stems from personal experiences. I lost several family members to cardiovascular disease when I was young. I now revolve my practice around educating patients on all options in health care, and navigating patients toward the greatest quality of life."

Favorite advice to give to patients
“I believe that exercise is the best way to prevent illness. My medical advice for patients is to make time for exercise now, or they will need to make time for illness later."

Hobbies
"I fell in love with Duluth during graduate school. I enjoy the honesty and integrity of the community, as well as the outdoor beauty. In my free time, I enjoy boating and fishing on Lake Superior, and hiking the Superior Trail. During the summer, my wife, two boys and I enjoy camping on the North Shore."

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