Dr Tamara Hew-Butler

Dr Tamara Hew-Butler


Role: Podiatric physician and associate professor
Qualifications: DPM, PhD, FACSM
Twitter: @hyponaqueen
Facebook: @hyponaqueen
LinkedIn: Tamara Hew-Butler
Research Bios: 
Oakland University Bio
Wayne State University Bio
ResearchGate Profile


Dr Tamara Hew-Butler is a podiatric physician and associate professor of Exercise and Sports Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr Hew-Butler is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and specializes in both sports medicine and exercise physiology.

Her expertise is in exercise-associated hyponatremia and the endocrine regulation of water and sodium balance.

She has published over 80 scientific articles and her work has been highlighted on radio shows (Science Friday, National Public Radio), television (The Weather Channel), podcasts (CJSM), newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN), a comic strip (xkcd) and reality television show (Adam Ruins Everything).

Dr Hew-Butler is an avid runner and sports fan. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Bill, and pet ducks on their 10-acre hobby farm. 



Tamara obtained her BS in Kinesiology at the University of California at Los Angeles, CA. As well as her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA; and her Philosophy Doctor (PhD) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.


    Published Work

    With more than 80 published scientific works to her name, Dr Tamara Hew-Butler is a leading figure in the field of hydration and hyponatremia.


    Considering exercise-associated hyponatremia as a continuum (BMJ Case Reports, 2018)

    Exercise associated hyponatremia: 2017 update (Frontiers in Medicine, Lausanne)