Lavjay Butani, M.D.

Lavjay Butani, M.D.

Specialties

Pediatric Nephrology

Department

Pediatrics

Title

  • Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology
  • Mentoring Director, Department of Pediatrics
  • Director of Student Development, Office of Medical Education
  • Professor, Department of Nephrology

Reviews

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Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 3200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:
916-734-3112

Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Butani believes in empowering children and their families in directing and guiding their own care to the extent they desire. He practices using a collaborative model centered on shared decision making, ensuring that kids and their families recognize that they are always the most important part of the care team.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Butani is a pediatric nephrologist caring for children with the entire spectrum of kidney diseases, such as high blood pressure, kidney stones, prenatally diagnoses renal anomalies, kidney infections, and acute and chronic kidney diseases. He has special interest in caring for children who have received kidney transplants.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr Butani's research interests center around addressing strategies to improve outcomes after renal transplantation in children. He is also active in scholarship related to medical education, with an emphasis on reflective practice, humanism and professional values.

Division

Pediatric Nephrology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Education

M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 1992

Masters in Academic Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 2009-2013

Internship: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester MN 1992-1993

Residency

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester MN 1993-1994

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester MN 1994-1995

Fellowships

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia PA 1995-1999

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics,

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology,

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Society of Nephrology

American Society of Transplantation

Mayo Alumni Association

Sacramento Pediatric Society

Honors and Awards

2019 Deans' Award for Excellence in Mentoring in the area of Education/Teaching, 2020

Golden cup award by Residency Program for academic contribution towards Pediatric Morning Report, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Honored by Sacramento Magazine as being one of the Best Doctors in Sacramento, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

Mentoring Innovation Award by UC Davis Office of Faculty Development and Diversity: Promoting A Sense of Community within the Department of Pediatrics, 2019

Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching, University of California Davis, 2016

Inducted into Gold Humanism Society, 2012

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Award for "Excellence in Teaching in Clinical Sciences", 2012

Tupper Award for Excellence in Teaching, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2009

Award for best Graduating Pediatric Resident, 1994

Honors for excellence in Surgery, 1992

Honors for excellence in Community Medicine, 1992

Honors for excellence in OB/GYN, 1992

Gold medal for excelling in Psychiatry, 1992

Gold medal for Best Medical Graduate, 1992

Select Recent Publications

Butani L. Rhabdomyolysis Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Aetiologies, Presentations and Treatment. Journal of Nephrology and Therapeutics. 2020;10(2):e101.

Haddad M, Butani L. IV Cyclophosphamide Treatment Induces Long-term Remission in idiopathic Steroid Resistant Minimal Change Disease. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. 2020.

Onder AM, Flynn JT, Billings AA, Deng F, DeFreitas M, Katsoufis C, Grinsell MM, Patterson L, Jetton J, Fathallah-Shaykh S, Ranch D, Aviles D, Copelovitch L, Ellis E, Chadha V, Elmaghrabi A, Lin JJ, Butani L, Haddad M, Marsenic O, Brakeman P, Quigley R, Shin HS, Garro R, Liu H, Rahimikollu J, Raina R, Langman CB, Wood E,. Predictors of time to first cannulation for arteriovenous fistula in pediatric hemodialysis patients: Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium study. Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany). 2020;35(2):287-295.

Butani L. Donor Derived Cell-free DNA: The Holy Grail For Noninvasive Diagnosis of Rejection? Journal of Transplantation Technologies and Research. 2019;9:e140.

Butani L. Increased Risk Donor Renal Transplants in Children-To Use Or Not To Use? Journal of Transplantation Technologies and Research. 2019;9:e139.

Butani L, Bogetz A, Plant J. Illuminating exemplary professionalism using appreciative inquiry dialogues between students and mentors. Medical teacher. 2019;41(3):325-331.

Onder AM, Flynn JT, Billings AA, Deng F, DeFreitas M, Katsoufis C, Grinsell MM, Patterson LT, Jetton J, Fathallah-Shaykh S, Ranch D, Aviles D, Copelovitch L, Ellis E, Chanda V, Elmaghrabi A, Lin JJ, Butani L, Haddad M, Couloures OM, Brakeman P, Quigley R, Stella Shin H, Garro R, Liu H, Rahimikollu J, Raina R, Langman CB, Wood EG. Predictors of patency for arteriovenous fistulae and grafts in pediatric hemodialysis patients. Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany). 2019;34(2):329-339.

Calogiuri G, Garvey LH, Nettis E, Romita P, Di Leo E, Caruso R, Butani L, Foti C. Skin Allergy to Azole Antifungal Agents for Systemic Use: A Review of the Literature. Recent patents on inflammation & allergy drug discovery. 2019;13(2):144-157.

Butani L. Immunosuppressive Medications in Kidney Transplantation, Haddad M and Winnicki E, (ed). Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease: From Diagnosis to End-Stage Disease, Springer. 2018.

Butani L. Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis, Haddad M and Winnicki E, (ed). Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease: From Diagnosis to End-Stage Disease, Springer. 2018.

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