McLaren Oakland emergency physician earns mentorship recognition



McLaren Oakland emergency physician Dr. Nikolai Butki has been recognized for his contributions to the development of the hospital’s medical students, resident physicians and faculty physicians. Awarded by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, Dr. Butki is the 2021 recipient of the Benjamin A. Field, DO Mentor of the Year.

This recognition is earned by a physician who demonstrates “outstanding dedication to teaching emergency physicians, residents and students.”

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award, and it’s one that, honestly, was made possible by the many skilled people I surround myself with, those whose own accomplishments are numerous,” Dr. Butki said. “I consider it a privilege, though, to be able to promote this profession on as many levels as possible and I am humbled by the recognition.”

In addition to his duties as a physician at the McLaren Oakland and McLaren Clarkston emergency departments, Dr. Butki has been the emergency medicine residency program medical director since 2018 (he had been the associate director since 2009).

During that time, he also served in various teaching and lecturing roles at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, including serving as chair of the school’s Admission Committee.

ACOEP is a national organization comprised of emergency medicine physicians dedicated to the advancement of the field and its annual awards are earned by physicians who have devoted their careers to its advancement.

About McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland is a 318-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, in addition to an inpatient hospital in Pontiac providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a Level II verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. McLaren Oakland offers ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, and transitional year, in addition to a CPME accredited podiatry program.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 630,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 52,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula.