Dr. Buttar received her medical degree from the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan, and completed her residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts. She has experience in the inpatient and outpatient realms of psychiatry and also in substance abuse and addiction. After completing her degree, Dr. Buttar was involved in a residency program which focused on general psychiatry for a population that was underserved with a prevalence of trauma, chronic mental illness, and substance abuse.
Dr. Buttar has experience in working with adults, adolescents, and the geriatric population. She has also worked extensively with emergency psychiatry. From 2006 through 2008, she was involved in clinical research. In Pakistan, she worked with the Patient Welfare Society where she assisted with activities to provide medications to patients living in poverty, setup health camps in rural and economically deprived areas, and conduct social awareness workshops. Dr. Buttar is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.