Dr. Rashid A. Buttar received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Biology and Theology and then attended medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.
He trained in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine and served as Brigade Surgeon for 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of South Korea, and later as Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Ft. Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina while serving in the US Army.
During his military career, Dr. Buttar had the privilege of serving with and being attached to the 2nd Infantry Division, the 101st Air Assault Division and the 5th Special Forces Group. Dr. Buttar is board certified and a Diplomate in Clinical Metal Toxicology and Preventive Medicine, is board eligible in Emergency Medicine and has achieved fellowship status in three separate medical organizations (Fellow of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, Fellow of the American Academy of Preventive Medicine, and Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine).
Dr. Buttar practices in Charlotte, NC where he is the medical director of Advanced Concepts in Medicine, The Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research. The Center specializes in the treatment and needs of patients refractory to conventional treatments and who have failed the standard approach to their disease process. With a special emphasis on the interrelationship between environmental toxicity and the insidious disease processes and the “up regulation” of the immune system, the Center has attracted patients from 34 different countries all over the world suffering from cancer, heart disease, stroke, autism and many other conditions too numerous to list.
Dr. Buttar also serves as Director of Clinical Research and Development for V-SAB Medical Laboratories where he is extensively involved in research with polypeptide and peptide analog sequencing and identification technologies as well as innovative methodologies for drug delivery mechanisms. In addition, Dr. Buttar is heavily involved in clinical outcome based research and response based studies with various groups including personal interest, private Bio Tech companies, university based projects and governmental sponsored clinical research.
Dr. Buttar has lectured world wide on these subjects at scientific congresses and professional symposiums, and is a frequently invited presenter at medical conferences. He has appeared and been featured in local, national and international media including newspapers, radio and TV. He has been interviewed by numerous news journals including the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, TIME Magazine, Boston Globe and the New York Times.