No other doctor of our time has crusaded harder, traveled further and scarified more to advance the real science of alternative medicine than Dr. Rashid Buttar.Rashid A. Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM, is the medical director for the Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research™, a clinic Dr. Buttar founded in 1994. The clinic specializes in the treatment of patients who suffer from various medical conditions given up on by the conventional medical community. Patients who the standard treatments have failed to help, or who have conditions that are difficult to diagnose and address by conventional medicine, have sought Dr. Buttar out from 38 different countries and 42 different states within the US.
Placing a special emphasis on the interrelationship between toxicity and the insidious disease processes, Dr. Buttar has had remarkable results in patients diagnosed with conditions such as autism, cancer, heart disease, stroke and other chronic medical conditions. 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.
Dr. Buttar received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Biology and Theology, then attended medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. After training in General Surgery and Emergency Medicine, he served in the U.S. Army as brigade surgeon for the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of South Korea and later as the chief of the department of Emergency Medicine at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Ft. Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. In addition to the 2nd Infantry Division, Dr. Buttar has had the privilege of serving with and being attached to the 101st Air Assault Division and the 5th Special Forces Group during his military career.
Dr. Buttar is board certified and a Diplomate in Clinical Metal Toxicology and Preventive Medicine, board eligible in Emergency Medicine and has achieved fellowship status in three separate medical organizations – the American College for Advancement in Medicine, the American Academy of Preventive Medicine, and the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Phillips Publishing and Stephen Sinatra, MD have listed Dr. Buttar as being among the “Top 50 Doctors in the United States”. An internationally sought-after lecturer, teacher and best selling author, his audiences have ranged from lecture halls filled with more than 2,000 fellow physicians, to giving special testimony before the U.S. Congress at the nation’s capital where he testified on the dangers of heavy metal toxicity and its link to autism. He has appeared on and been featured in local, national and international media including newspapers, radio and TV.
Dr. Buttar’s first book, The 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away: Simple Actions to Shift Your Body and Mind to Optimum Health (Greenleaf Book Group, 2010) reached the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best seller lists in the first 30 days of its release. This revolutionary book which is already being translated into 6 different languages, discusses the 3 Foundations of health, the 7 Toxicities leading to disease and the 9 Steps that anyone can implement to recover their health. The book exposes the nature of disease and reveals medically proven yet little-known “steps” that—if followed consistently—will help you “keep the doctor away” and live a healthier and longer life.
Dr. Buttar 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 also was a member of the 12-member National Metals Task Force, appointed to address the endemic nature of metal toxicity and the resulting implications on world health. Dr. Buttar currently serves as the Chairman of the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology and is the pas President of the North Carolina Integrative Medical Society. He is also the Chairman of the Advanced Medical Education and Services, Physician Association (AMESPA) and the President of the Centers for Advanced Medicine Physician Associates (CAMPA). He also continues to actively teach mainstream medical courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for physicians through the American College of Surgeons, as well as teaching Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses to other physicians, nurses and emergency response personnel.