Harpal Buttar received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from India, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. For over 41 years, Dr. Buttar worked in the Bureau of Drug Research and Therapeutic Products Directorate, Health Canada, and retired as a Senior Research Scientist & Assessment Officer in January 2013. Since May 1994, he has held cross-appointment of Adjunct Professorship in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Buttar is the author/co-author of fifteen book chapters, one monograph, and 118 research and review papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Buttar is frequently invited to give lectures, seminars, and invited talks at national and international conferences. He has made valuable contributions in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and diabetes through dietary interventions, functional foods, and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Buttar has been member of several professional societies and has served on the Editorial Boards of several International Journals. He has received many Honours and Awards from national and international societies.
Dr. Buttar holds Fellowships in the International College of Nutrition (FICN), International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (FIACS), and Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (FSPER). As a biomedical scientist, researcher and professor, Dr. Buttar has been interacting with professors/ scholars from India, Iran, Egypt, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, Thailand, Japan, Brazil, UK, Canada, and USA.
Dr. Buttar is a world renowned scientist. His biographical sketches have been published in: Directory of International Biography; Men of Achievement; and Men & Women of Science.
Pharmacology/ toxicology and Prevention of cardiovascular diseases