• Butterworth, Sonia


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Robyn Pullman
    Assistant Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Ambulatory Care Building
    Room K0-134
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas

    Dr. Butterworth is interested in clinical research and outcomes evaluation in Pediatric General Surgery at BC Children’s Hospital.


    Dr. Butterworth’s current research involvement spans neonatal surgery, pediatric trauma and pediatric surgical oncology.

    Current Projects

    Two current projects that Dr. Butterworth is looking at are:

    • MiLOVE Study (Minimization of Intralipid Omegaven Study): A prospective randomized controlled study. The research proposal has been developed. Currently, the specifics of research protocol are being worked out.
    • Television tipover injuries: a retrospective database analysis of provincial data. The research proposal is complete. We are awaiting ethics approval.
    Selected Publications

    Butterworth SA, Blair GK, LeBlanc JG, Skarsgard ED: An open and shut case for early VATS treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax in children. Can J Surg 50(3): 171-4, 2007.

    Butterworth SA, Murphy JJ: Necrotizing soft tissue infections: are they different in healthy versus immunocompromised children? J Pediatr Surg, accepted for publication, Jan 2006.

    Butterworth SA, Blair GK: Postnatal spontaneous resolution of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation. J Pediatr Surg 40 (5):832-34, 2005.

    Butterworth SA, Murphy JJ, Blair GK, Webber EM: Meconium thorax: a case of Bochdalek hernia and cecal perforation in a neonate with Job’s Syndrome. J Pediatr Surg 37(4):673-4, 2002.

    Butterworth SA, Panton OMN, Shah AM, Klaassen DJ, McGregor GI: Pseudomyxoma peritonei: Intraperitoneal chemotherapy-associated morbidity and mortality. Am J Surg 183(5):529-32, 2002.

    Butterworth SA, Webber EM, Jamieson DH: H-type tracheoesophageal fistula. J Pediatr Surg 36(6):958- 959, 2001.

    Butterworth SA, Ng AK, Janusz MT, Simons RK: Great vessel injury after hockey-related trauma: two case reports and a literature review. J Trauma — Injury, Infection and Critical Care 51(4): 796-9, 2001.

    Butterworth SA, Koppert E, Clarke A, Biggs B, MacFarlane J: Recent trends in diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile in a tertiary care facility. Am J Surg 175:403-407, 1998.

    Honours & Awards
    Sutherland Award, Division of General Surgery 2003
    CAGS Merck Frost Teaching Award, UBC 2003
    Resident Research Achievement Award, BC Research Institute Annual Award
    Research Group Members

    The Division of Pediatric General Surgery at B.C. Children’s Hospital