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Dr. Francis Buto

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  • Creighton University

    • B.S. in Biology

  • Creighton University School of Medicine


  • Creighton University Affiliate Hospitals


  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

    • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Milwaukee Campus

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

    • John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

  • Hawaii Association For Home Care Physician of the Year 2000

Dr. Buto  grew up in the Liliha area, but spent many summers in Laie with his grandparents helping out on their farms.  A 1974 graduate of St. Louis High School, he attended Creighton University where he received his Biology B.S. in 1978, and his Doctor of Medicine in 1982. He then finished his residency in internal medicine at the Creighton Affiliate Hospitals.

In 1985, Dr. Buto moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and practiced at the Johnston Health Center until 1989.  While in Milwaukee, he was part of the clinical faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine -Milwaukee campus.  Needing to thaw out from the long midwestern winters, Dr. Buto and his family returned home to Hawaii, practicing for a year in Wahiawa with the Medical Arts Clinic before joining PCMA in 1990.

In his free time, Dr. Buto enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, dabbling in photography, tinkering with the latest electronic gadgets, raising tropical fish, listening to jazz, and watching sports.


  • Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Certified Clinical Densitometrist

  • International Society of Clinical Densitostry


  • Johnston Health Center 1985-1989

  • Medical Arts Clinic 1989-1990

  • Pearl City Medical Associates, Inc., 1990-Present

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