Updated – Jan 2017
Christopher M. G. Buttery, M.D., M.P.H., FACPM
8606 N. Chesterfield, VA 23235


Born July 1, 1930, in Yorkshire, England
Married to E. Rosemary, nee Macgowan, three children


Grade and Grammar Schools:  Manchester and Birmingham, United Kingdom
High School:  Whitgift High School, Croydon, Surrey, England, graduated 1946
Medical School:  GUY's Hospital, University of London, England, graduated May 1955, M.B., B.S.
Internship (Rotating):  Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, P.Q., Canada, 1955 - 1956
Residency:  Jefferson Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, Internal Medicine, 1956 - 1957
Postgraduate Training:  Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public
          Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Graduated 1968 MPH,  Passed examination for
          Admission to Dr. P. H. program
Graduate Course in Hospital Administration, U. S. Army Medical Service School,
          Fort Sam Houston, 1968
Graduate, U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1972
Graduate, Industrial College of Armed Forces, 1975
Graduate, U. S. Army War College, 1979 COL, MC.


American Board of Preventive Medicine, 1971, Certificate Number 2204,
          Sub-specialty, Public Health


State Board of Medicine, Virginia, 1956, Certificate Number 13075, inactive


Clinical Professor of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology VCU-MCV, 1995 to present
President, PH Consulting Inc. July 1996 to Jan 2000.
Director Richmond City Health Department, Nov 1991-June 30 1996
Commissioner, Department of Health, Commonwealth of Virginia, July 1986-to October 1991
Director, Corpus Christi-Nueces County Department of Public Health, June 1980 to June 20, 1986
Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Community Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, 1975 - 1980
Director, City Health Department, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1968 - 1975
Assistant Director, Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax, Virginia, 1966 - 1968
Private practice of family medicine, Rocky Mount, Virginia, 1957 - 1966


Royal Army Medical Corps, Laboratory Technician, 1947 - 1948, Berlin, Germany
Territorial Army (Parachute Field Ambulance), 1948 - 1955
Virginia National Guard, Artillery Battalion, 1963 - 1972
U. S. Army Reserve, Mobilization Designee, Consultant in Occupational Medicine,
          Office of the Surgeon General, 1972 – 1994.  Retired as Colonel, Medical Corps
          Received ‘A’ designator for excellence.
May 1986, selected for General Officer, but turned it down to return to Virginia as SHC. June 1986
Military Education:
Completed Advanced Career Course, Medical Corps, 1965 - 1967
Diploma, Hospital Administration, MFSS-Fort Sam Houston - 1968
Command and General Staff College, 1968 - 1973
Industrial College of Armed Forces, 1973 - 1975
U. S. Army War College, 1977 - 1979

Grant Awards
March 1997, $200,000 application for health education., Developed for Southside Virginia AHEC
March 1995- $3.25 Mn. for Lead Paint Removal for City of Richmond
January 1994- $2Mn for Healthy Start program for Children for Richmond City (Renewed for 5 years, 2014).
October 1992. $500,000 from Robert Wood Johnson to develop model immunization data & tracking system for Central Virginia.


American Medical Association, 1974 - Present
American College of Preventive Medicine, 1971 - Present (Fellow) (Member, Board of Regents, 1984-1986)
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, 1974 - Present
Southern Health Association, 1968 – Present  (President - 1984-85)
American Academy of Family Physicians, Life Member
          Virginia Chapter, 1956 - 1980, 1986 - Present
                    Roanoke Valley Chapter, 1957 - 1968
                    Tidewater Chapter, 1968 - 1980 (President 1979)
          Texas Chapter, 1980 - 1986
          Corpus Christi Chapter, 1980 - 1986
Medical Society of Virginia, 1956 - Present
Texas Medical Association, 1980 - 1986
Coastal Bend Medical Society, 1980 - 1986, Corpus Christi
American Public Health Association, 1968 - Present
          Governing Council, 1970 - 1978
American Association of Public Health Physicians, 1968 –Present President, 1980 - 1982
United States Conference of Local Health Officers, 1970 – 1996 - President 1986
Texas Academy of Family Physicians, 1980 - 1986
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States


Course Director. Chronic Disease Epidemiology, 2010 -
Course Director. Introduction to Public Health EPID-600, 1995 -
Course Director: Public Health Administration & Organization EPID 602.  2005 - 2009
Clinical Professor of Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, MCV-VCU 1995 to present. 
Director Preventive Medicine residency program, Chair, MPH Admissions Committee 1995-2000
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, 1981 - 86
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Department of Community Medicine, 1981 - 1986
Lecturer and Community Medicine Rotation Director, Memorial Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Family Practice Residency Program, 1980 - 1986
Preventive Medicine Residency Site Supervisor, Texas Department of Health, Preventive Medicine Residency Program, 1981 - 1986
Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1975 – 1980, Faculty Senate, 1975 – 1980, President, 1979 - 1980
Visiting Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 1986 - 1992
Associate Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, Department of Family and Community Medicine (Full Time Faculty), 1975 - 1980
Assistant Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Family and Community Medicine, (Part Time Faculty), 1973 - 1975
Visiting Lecturer, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing, 1973 - 1980
Visiting Lecturer, Old Dominion University, School of Social work, 1972 - 1980


Director Public Health/General Preventive Medicine Residency Program 1995 - 1999
As Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, provided semiannual lectures on public health practice and applied community epidemiology, reviewed research papers, and provided onsite experience for doctoral students and preventive medicine residents.
As Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston, School of Public Health, provided periodic lectures on applied epidemiology and provided supervised practicums for public health residents.
Provided training in management and occupational health of preventive medicine
To residents of Texas Department of Health; provided teaching in epidemiology, biostatistics, general preventive medicine and occupational health of Memorial Medical Center's (Corpus Christi) family practice residents.


Co-Investigator – Preventive Medicine Tool Kit for Clinicians – CDC Grant, 2005=2009
Development of Health Systems Planning for local health departments
Development of community-wide Medical Information Systems
Development of Outcome Evaluation for Primary Care
Evaluation of Health Aspects of Housing
Linkage of public and private Systems of Primary Care
Development of Office-based Medical Information Systems
Application of state of the art Computer Systems to public and private health care
Development of Family Based Health Data Bases
Chronic Disease Interventions
Politics of introduction of Preventive Medicine Programs into Community and State Health Programs
Development of practical Environmental/Occupational Health work standards


Member Residency Advisory Committee USUHS, Bethesda, MD 1985- 1994
At MCV, Admissions Chair, MPH Program, 1995-2008
President - Virginia Immunization Project - 1997-1998
American Medical Association; Member, Residency Review Committee for Preventive Medicine (Occupational Health); 1978 - 1984.  Specialist site visitor for occupational medicine and public health
American College of Preventive Medicine; Member, Board of Regents; 1984 - 1986
Eastern Virginia Medical School:
          Faculty Senate
                    President, 1979 - 1980
                    Secretary, 1978 - 1979
          Committee on Instruction
                    Member, 1976 - 1980
          Committee on Evaluation
                    Chairman, 1978 - 1979
                    Member, 1976 - 1979
American Public Health Association Member, Governing Council; 1971 - 1979
Southern Health Association (formerly American Public Health Association/
          Southern Branch):
                    Executive Committee, 1976 - Present
                    President, 1984 - 1985
American Association of Public Health Physicians; Board Member, 1974 - Present; President, 1980 - 1982
American Association of Family Physicians, Virginia Chapter; 1956 - 1980,
Chairman, Scientific Program, 1978.
Virginia Public Health Association; 1966 - 1981, 1986 - Present;
          Member, Executive Committee; 1970 - 1976
American Cancer Society, Corpus Christi Chapter, Executive Committee, 1983 - 1986
American Heart Association, Corpus Christi Chapter, Board of Directors,
      1984 - 1986
United Way, Corpus Christi, Board of Directors, 1983 - 1986
Virginia State Board of Sanitarian Examiners, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1971 - 1975
Virginia State Advisory Committee on Health Statistics, from initial development
          of Committee until May, 1980
Portsmouth Mental Health and Retardation Services Board, 1968 - 1974 (maximum of two terms allowed)
Health, Welfare, Recreation Planning Council, Board of Directors, 1975 - 1980
Virginia Lung Association; Member, Tuberculosis Advisory Committee, 1972 - 1980;
          Member, Program Planning Committee, 1977 - 1980
Regional Health Services Council (predecessor to HSA); 1968 - 1975;
          Member, Mental Health Services Committee
HSAV (Virginia) Planning and Development Committee, 1975 - 1976
Portsmouth School Committee for Developmental Disabilities, 1975 - 1977
Portsmouth Human Resources Advisory Council 1975 - 1977
Portsmouth Commission on Emergency Medical Services; 1973 - 1980;
          President, 1974 - 1976
Flynn Christian Home for Alcoholics, Board of Directors, 1974 - 1980


Outstanding Public Manager, City of Richmond VA, 1993, 1994
Special Award, Corpus Christi Restaurant Association, 1983
Outstanding Environmental Award, Virginia Environmental Health Association, 1971
Outstanding Public Official Award, Tidewater Homebuilders' Association, 1971
Best Scientific Exhibit, Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, 1964 and 1965


Development of combined family and community medicine clerkship,  one of only three in the United States.  Only one of eight weeks duration in 1980.


Nitzkin, JL; Buttery CMG: Public Health Information Infrastructure; crisis in state and local health departments with no resolution in sight. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 27:6 pages 16-20, November/December 2008
Buttery C.M.G. Does continuing medical education work? BMJ 2006;333:99
Buttery, C.M.G. Health Assessment South Central Virginia. Prepared for South Side Virginia AHEC, Seoptember1997
Health Access in South Central Rural Virginia, presentation to Joint Commission on Health Care, June 1997
Buttery CMG.  The South Richmond Health Status Survey. VMQ 1994; 121:218-219
"Measles Outbreak in a Fully Immunized Secondary School Population," with Brunell, P. A.; Gustafson, T. L., et al., New England Journal of Medicine 316:711-774, March 26, 1987
"Public Health Effects of Drought," Submitted to American Journal of Preventive Medicine
"Animal Control in Corpus Christi, Texas," American Journal of Public Health 75:196, January 1985
"Endemic (murine) Typhus in Corpus Christi," with Magnuson, L. W., M.D., M.P.H.,        et al.TEXAS MEDICINE 80:53-54, August 1984
"Medical Miracle, Use of the Personal Computer in the Doctor's Office," Desktop Computing, October 1981
"Role of the Practicing Physician in Primary Care Research," Virginia Family           Physician, MAR-APR 1980
"A Clerkship in Community and Family Medicine," with Moser, D., MS, Journal of Family Practice, August 1980
Epidemiology of Primary Care, Comparison of Primary Care Practices, presented at North American Primary Care Research Group meeting in Pennsylvania,  April 1980
Research in England:  Published in two parts in Virginia Family Physician, NOV-DEC and JAN-FEB issues, 1979 and 1980
Housing Environment and Health, Published in the Proceedings of the Annual Educational Conference of the National Environmental Health Association, 1979
"Economic Stratification as a Tool for Disease Control," DHEW Publication # HSM 73-8172, Research Needs in Family Practice, URBAN HEALTH, 1976
"Treatment of Sinusitis, " General Practice Journal (now American Family Physician)
"Clinical investigation in general practice: the use of a simplified data-recording system.” Buttery, Christopher M.G. M.D. Southern Medical Journal. 56(6):650-653, June 1963.
"General Practice Laboratories," Nebraska State Medical Journal, 1962
"The Physician and Radiation Fallout," Virginia Medical Monthly, 1960
"Hypoadrenalism and Hyperthyroidism," ibid, 1958


Adera T., Buttery C.M.G., Nelson W.R.  Preventive Medicine Questions.  In: Appleton and Lange’s Review for the USMLE Step 2,  Ch. 6, p. 221-266.  Appleton and Lange, 2000.
The Health Director’s Handbook. CMG Buttery, MD, Japanese Edition,  Tokyo, Japan. 1997
The Health Director’s Handbook. CMG Buttery MD. Oxford University Press 1990.
"The Local Health Department," Chapter 69, 13th Edition, Maxcy-Rosenau Public Health and Preventive Medicine; Editor, John Last, 1992
"The Local Health Department," Chapter 59, 12th Edition, Maxcy-Rosenau Public Health and Preventive Medicine; Editor, John Last, 1986
"Medical School: Prevention in Primary Care Preceptorships," with Seibert, D. J. and Barker, W. H., Teaching Preventive Medicine in Primary Care, Springer Series on medical education, Volume 5, Editor, W. H. Barker, 1983
"The Biomedical Sciences and the Medical Student," with Cassidy, R. L., Principles and Practice of Family Medicine, published by Springer, Edited by Taylor,1978
"The Responsibility of the Health Professional," Proceedings of the Assembly on Hunger and Malnutrition, Edited by Self, Kristo and Smith, published by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 1977
"A Public Policy Viewpoint of Health Care for the Poor," Social Issues in Health Care, Edited by Self, S. J., Ph.D., published by Teagle & Little, 1976
"Local Government Employees' View of Self and of Citizens' Input," Democracy and Public Services in Local Government, Edited by Rutyna and Choi, published by Old Dominion University Research Foundation, 1976
"Changing Populations, Hospital Beds, and Medical Practitioners in Portsmouth," with Moore, J. B., A.I.P., Urban Problems and Techniques, Vol. II, 1970


Assessment in Medical Education – A Response NEJM 356; 20 pp.2108-2110, May 17,2007
Regarding Web Based Learning- Am. J. Prev, Med 2001;20(1)
Physician & wife face future – with advance directives in hand. AMA News, September 25, 2000.
Why the Health Director Might Not Support Influenza Immunizations; with Merchant, D., Ph.D.; American Journal of Public Health; June 1979
Screening Adolescents for Gonorrhea, Pediatrics, March 1978
Definitions of Anemia, American Journal of Public Health, February 1978
What Family Physicians See in Practice, Journal Canadian Medical Association, January 1978
The Problem Oriented Approach to Practice, Journal of the American Medical Association, December 1977
Glucose Tolerance Tests and Optimal Control of the Diabetic, American Family Physician, November 1977
A Call for Standards in Reporting Lab Tests, Virginia Medical Monthly, November 1976


The Future of Military Preventive Medicine.  Annual Military Medicine Meeting, WRAMC, 1994
Computers in Public Health, West Virginia Public Health Association Annual     Meeting, 1983
Epidemiology of Endemic Typhus, Global Medicine Symposium, United States Air Force, Brooke Air Force Base, 1984
Occupational Health and City Employees, with Magnuson, L. W., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Seminar Series, 1982
Computer Use and the Local Health Department, Texas Public Health Association Annual Meeting, March 1982
Epidemiology of Primary Care, Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting, May 1981
Epidemiology of Primary Care, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Seminar Series, April 1981
Chronic Disease and Public Health, Louisiana Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 1981
Comparison of Local Health Departments in Texas and Virginia, University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Public Health, Houston, Annual Seminar
The Future of Public Health Education, Keynote Speech, North Carolina Chapter, SOPHE, 1978
Primary Care and Individuals, American Public Health Association/Southern Branch Annual Meeting, 1978
Biology and Epidemiology of Swine Influenza, requested presentation to Biological Sciences Symposium, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, October 1977
Rural Urban Health Differences, American Public Health Association/Southern Branch Annual Meeting, 1977
Health Information Systems, with Dreitlein, W., American Public Health Association/Southern Branch Annual Meeting, 1974
Public Health Needs, presented to the U. S. Congress/House Committee on Public Health and Environment at request of National League of Cities/Conference of Mayors, 1974
Systems Techniques for Local Health Departments, Local Health Officers, State of Indiana, Annual Meeting, 1974
Military-Civilian Relationships in Preventive Medicine Seminar; Annual Preventive Medicine Seminar; United States Navy; Norfolk, Virginia; 1972
Local Health Department Information Systems, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 1972
Urban Health Planning and Infectious Disease, Virginia Lung Association Annual Meeting, 1972
The Clinical Office Laboratory, Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meetings, 1964 and 1965
The General Practice Laboratory, Nebraska Medical Association Annual Meeting, 1962