Faculty Profile: John Buster

John Buster
John Buster
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Work: +1 401-274-1122

Biography

John E. Buster, M.D. is an experienced physician who has dedicated almost four decades of his career to research, private practice, and the teaching of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with special expertise and international recognition for his contributions in preimplantation embryology, early pregnancy loss, female hormone replacement, and infertility.

Dr. Buster currently serves in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Women and Infants' Hospital in Providence, RI and also in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He is engaged full time in the private practice and in clinical teaching of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in both institutions. He continues to participate and consult in numerous clinical research programs.

Grants and Awards

The Golden-Apple Teaching Award – UCLA
The Graduating Class of 1977
The Most Outstanding Teacher of Clinical Medicine
June 1977

The Faculty Outstanding Teacher Certificate
UCLA
The Graduating Class of 1978
June 1978

AOA (Honorary Member)
One UCLA Faculty elected annually by AOA membership
May 1982

John E. Simpson Founders Award
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Armed Forces District: Sakakini J, Killam AP, Buster JE:
The serum unconjugated estriol nadir-surge interval as a marker of gestational age. Prize Paper, John E. Simpson Founders Award, Armed Forces District, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Meeting, 1975.

Pacific Coast Fertility Society Squibb Prize Paper

Buster JE:
Non-surgical transfer of in vitro fertilized donated ova to infertile patients. Pacific Coast Fertility Society Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, 1983, Abstract #6.

ASRM Plenary Paper: Bustillo M, Thorneycroft IH, Simon JA, Cohen SW, Buster JE:
Experience with ovum transfer as a therapy for tubal infertility. Fortieth Annual Meeting, American Fertility Society, New Orleans, LA, 1984, Abstract #4.

Best Paper in Obstetrics 1995
Contemporary OB/GYN for article: Carson SA, Buster JE: Diagnosis and treatment before implantation: the ultimate prenatal medicine. Contemp Obstet GynecoI 1995; 40:71-88.

ACOG/Roy M. Pitkin 2006 Award
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Presented to Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and John E. Buster, M.D. In Recognition of Outstanding Research in 2005 Published in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Buster JE, Kingsberg SA, Aguirre O, Brown C, Breaux JG, Buch A, Rodenberg CA, Wekselman K, Casson P: Testosterone Patch for Low Sexual Desire in Surgically Menopausal Women: A Randomized Trial. Obstet Gynecol, 2005; 105(5):944-52.


ACOG Academic Research Fellowship Awards
Awarded to Fellows in Reproductive Endocrinology
(John E. Buster, PI and Fellowship Director)
1988-1992, 1994, 1998

United States Patent 486257
Method for producing an in vivo environment suitable for embryo transfer.
Inventors: Buster, John E; Simon, James A.
Assignee: Research and Education Institute
Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Inc.
Publication Date: March 28, 1989.

U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal
June 1975
Discharged with rank of Lieutenant Colonel

Funded Research

Agency: NIH (HD 27011-01)
Co-Operative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network
Principle Investigator: Sandra A. Carson
Co-Investigator: John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $1,000,000
Inclusive Dates: April 1, 1990 - March 31, 1995

Agency: NIH (HD27011) (Competitive Renewal)
Title of Project: Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network
Principal Investigator: Sandra A. Carson, M.D.
Co-Investigator : John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $1,123,003
Inclusive Dates: April 1, 1995 – March 31, 2000

Agency: NIH (Competitive Renewal) (NIH-HD 27011-01)
Title of Project: Co-Operative Multi-center Reproductive Medicine Network
Principal Investigator: Sandra A. Carson, M.D.
Co-Investigator : John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $1,534,375
Inclusive Dates: April I, 2000 - (with no cost extension to present)

Agency: NIH (H11475)
Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A 30-Week Double-Blind, randomized Trial of Clomiphene Citrate, Metformin XR (Extended Release), and Combined clomiphene Citrate/Metformin XR (Extended Release) for the Treatment of Infertility in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - Addendum 1
Principal Investigator: Sandra A. Carson, M.D.
Co-Investigator : John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $90,000
Inclusive Dates: April 1, 1990 - March 31, 2006

Agency: Procter and Gamble
Female Testosterone Patch
Principal Investigator: John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $73,000
Inclusive Dates: 2000-2006

Agency: Watson Laboratories
A Multi-center, Randomized, Double-blind, One Year Safety and Efficacy Study of Three Doses of an Estradiol/Progesterone Oral Combination Capsule in the Prevention of Estrogen-Induced Endometrial Hyperplasia in Postmenopausal Women with Intact Uteri
Principle Investigator: John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $115,000
Inclusive Dates: 2002-2006

Agency: Proctor and Gamble
A Phase Ill, Multinational, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Transdermal Testosterone
(300 mg/day) for 24 Weeks and Safety for a Further 28 Weeks in Naturally Menopausal Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder on Concurrent Oral Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Principle Investigator: John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $71,013
Inclusive Dates: 2002-2004

Agency: Proctor and Gamble
A Phase III, Multinational ,Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo controlled 24- Week Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Transdermal Testosterone (300 mg/day in Women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder on Concurrent Estrogen Replacement Therapy who have Undergone Hysterectomy and Bilateral Oophorectomy
Principle Investigator: John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $70,000
Inclusive Dates: 2002-2004

Agency: Watson Laboratories
A comparative Evaluation of the Safety and Contraceptive Effectiveness of Once weekly Application of NOR TD (0.2 MG/Day or 0/3 MG/Day) Versus Daily Oral Administration of 0.35 MG/Day NOR QD in Regularly Cycling Premenopausal Women
Principle Investigator: John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $71,350
Inclusive Dates: 2002-2004

Agency: NIH (HD27011-0B) Supplemental
Title of Project: Increasing Minority Enrollment in Research Studies Using Novel Recruitment Techniques
Principal Investigator: Sandra A. Carson, M.D.
Co-Investigator : John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: $40,000
Inclusive Dates: August 1, 1993 - July 30, 1994

Agency: ACOG – Awarded to John E. Buster, M.D., Fellows in Training Grants

ACOG/Mead Johnson Clinical Research Fellowship Award, 1989 Awarded to Gary D. Hubert, M.D. ($10,000).

ACOG/Mead Johnson Clinical Research Fellowship Award, 1988 Awarded to William L. Gentry, M.D. ($10,000).

ACOG/Ortho Academic Research Fellowship, Award, 1990
Awarded to Peter R. Casson, M.D. ($25,000).

ACOG/Mead Johnson Clinical Research Fellowship Award, 1991 Awarded to Thomas H. Burwinkel, M.D. ($15,000)

ACOG/Mead Johnson Clinical Research Fellowship Award, 1992 Awarded to Barry A. Ripps, M.D. ($15,000).

ACOG/Mead Johnson Clinical Research Fellowship Award, 1994 Awarded to Sonja B. Kristiansen, M.D. ($15,000).

ACOG/Mead Johnson Clinical Research Fellowship Award, 1998 Awarded to Margareta D. Pisarska M.D. ($25,000)

Agency: Fertility and Genetics Research, Chicago
Title of Project: Non-surgical Ovum Transfer as a Treatment for Intractable Infertility
Principal Investigator: John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: 400,000
Inclusive Dates: July 1981 – January 1985

Agency: US DHHS/NIH/National Institution of Child Health & Human Development
Sponsor Tracking no.: 5 R01 HD 12274-03
Title of Project: Fetal Factors in the Initiation and Maintenance of Labor
Principal Investigator: Peter Nathanielsz
Co-Investigator : John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: 98,810
Inclusive Dates: December 1, 1980 – November 30, 1982

Agency: US DHHS/NIH/National Institution of Child Health and Human Development
Sponsor Tracking No.: 5 R01 HD-12274-02
Title of Project: Fetal Factors in the Initiation and Maintenance of Labor
Principal Investigator: Peter Nathanielsz
Co-Investigator : John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: 112,724
Inclusive Dates: December 1, 1979 – November 30, 1980

Agency: US DHHS/NIH/ National Institution of Child Health and Human Development
Sponsor Tracking No.: 1 R01 HD-12274-01
Title of Project: Fetal Factors in the Initiation and Maintenance of Labor
Principal Investigator: Peter Nathanielsz
Co-Investigator : John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: 133,750
Inclusive Dates: December 1, 1978 – November 30, 1979

Agency: American Heart Association - GLAA
Title of Project: Fetal PO2, Cardiovascular Function and Anesthesia
Principal Investigator: Peter Nathanielsz
Co-Investigator : John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: 14,360
Inclusive Dates: September 1, 1978 – August 31, 1979

Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Title: South Bay Regional Perinatal Project
Principal Investigator: Calvin J. Hobel, M.D.
Co-Investigator: John E. Buster, M.D.
Amount of Funding: 2.4 million
Inclusive Dates: 1976-1980