Christi Butler, MD

Dr. Christi Butler

Christi Butler, MD

Assistant Professor in Residence


MD, 2014, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
Residency, 2020, Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Fellowship, 2021, Transgender Reconstruction, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR


Christi Butler, MD received her undergraduate training at Harvard University, where she earned a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology. After graduation she spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer assisting and working with the homeless men and women of Washington, D.C. at a local medical respite. She went on to receive her medical degree from Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in 2014. She was accepted to UCSF’s Residency Program in Urology where she graduated in June 2020. She then went onto to complete her fellowship in Genital and Urinary Reconstruction with a focus in Gender Affirming Care at Oregon Health and Science University under the direction of Daniel Dugi, MD. In 2021, Dr. Butler was recruited to join the faculty at UCSF.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Butler’s clinical interests include feminizing genital reconstruction and masculinizing urethral reconstruction. She specializes in the performance of both open and robotic vaginoplasties. She is also trained in placement of prosthetic implants after phalloplasty procedures.

Research Interests

Dr. Butler’s research interests lie in clinical outcomes research for transgender and gender diverse individuals. Specifically, she is interested in motivations for seeking surgery and techniques impacting aesthetic and functional outcomes.  During her fellowship, she has been a part of research initiatives to begin collaborative registries to better track outcomes data and look at factors that may impact surgical decision making. Further, she is interested in better understanding the impact of hormone exposure to certain hormone sensitive malignancies such as prostate, breast, and endometrial cancer. I am interested in better understanding the effect of hormone blockade on the manifestation of these diseases. She hopes to bring these collaborations to UCSF to further expand our knowledge in the field of transgender care through research and a focused and care driven approach.

Patient Contact

For patient appointments,
please contact the office at:

415.353.2200  (Phone)

415.353.2480  (Fax)

Physical Address:
UCSF Medical Center

400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite A-610

San Francisco, CA 94143-0330

Mailing Address:
Department of Urology

Box 0738

San Francisco, CA  94143-0738

Academic Contact

415.476.1611  (Phone)

415.476.8849  (Fax)