“Heart Disease and stroke are the number one and three causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately here in South Carolina, they are number one and two. Just as concerning, South Carolina has the highest per capita rate of amputation for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of any state in the Country. My mother suffered from lifestyle limiting PAD and subsequently died from complications after coronary artery bypass surgery. My father died of a stroke. Therefore I am dedicated to and passionate about treating cardiovascular disease. I treat every patient as if they are a family member. Each patient i see gets a thorough and complete evaluation of their cardiovascular risk and/or problem, and then will receive the highest level of care and state of the art treatment for their particular condition. At Palmetto Cardiology Associates we are proud to offer comprehensive and complete cardiovascular care at the highest standard. We strive to provide this care in a timely, efficient, professional, and most importantly, compassionate manner. You will always have full access to your physicians at Palmetto Cardiology Associates.”
Dr. Lee Owens Butterfield is a native of the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia. He attended Washington and Lee University where he graduated summa cum laude in 1991 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. While at W&L he also lettered in varsity football and basketball. He received his M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 1995 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the Yale University School of Medicine-New Haven Hospital in 1998. He then completed his General Cardiology Fellowship in 2001 at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and then went on to to complete a Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention Fellowship in 2002.
Dr. Lee Owens Butterfield is a board certified cardiologist in General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Vascular Medicine. His professional interests include complex coronary and peripheral vascular interventions, including carotid artery interventions and critical limb ischemia treatment, and structural heart disease, especially as it relates to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM). He is married to his beautiful and wonderful wife Tara, a cardiac nurse that he met while at MUSC. They have a three-year-old son Andrew Jennings Butterfield (AJ), and two very spoiled pets: Tucker (21 lb orange tabby cat) and Bentley (100 lb Golden Retriever). Dr. Butterfield’s personal interests/hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and Civil and World War II history.