Rashid A. Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM
Dr. 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 then served as Brigade Surgeon for 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of South Korea and later, as the Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Ft. Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina while serving in the US Army. Dr. Buttar is board certified and a Diplomat in Preventive Medicine and Clinical Metal Toxicology, 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 near Charlotte, NC where he is the medical director of Advanced Concepts in Medicine, a clinic specializing in the treatment of cancer, heart disease, and other chronic conditions in patients, refractory to conventional treatments with a special emphasis on the interrelationship between metal toxicity and insidious disease processes. He also serves as Director of Clinical Research and Development for V-SAB Medical Laboratories where he is extensively involved in research with polypeptide sequencing and identification technologies as well as innovative methodologies for drug delivery mechanisms. In addition, Dr. Buttar is heavily involved in clinical research and outcome 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.
Dr. Buttar testified in front of the North Carolina Legislature as well as the United States Congress, giving a special testimony before the Congressional Sub-committee on Human Rights and Wellness. Phillips Publishing and Dr. Steven Sinatra have listed Dr. Buttar as being among the “Top 50 Doctors in the United States”. He has been in charge of the national training program that leads to Board Certification in Clinical Metal Toxicology through the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology and is also a member of the 12 member National Metals Task Force, appointed to address the endemic nature of metal toxicology and the resulting implications on world health. Dr. Buttar currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Integrative Medical Society and is the Vice-Chairman of the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology. He sits on numerous boards as well as CME committees for a number of medical organizations and societies. Dr. Buttar also continues to actively serve as faculty for mainstream medical courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for physicians, through the American College of Surgeons. He also teaches Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses to other physicians, nurses and emergency response personnel.