Dr. Rizwan Bukhari, MD
Rizwan H. Bukhari, M.D., F.A.C.S., grew up in Dallas, Texas, before attending Johns Hopkins University, followed by medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School. He conducted his five year general residency in Dallas, followed by a two year fellowship in Vascular Surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio. There, he received specialized training in advanced minimally invasive procedures. He has been practicing vascular surgery in Dallas for more than 20 years. He mainly serves the east side of Dallas and Mesquite. His primary hospital is Baylor Sunnyvale, where he formerly was the Chief of Surgery. Currently, he serves on their Board of Directors and Board of Managers, and next year he will be the Chief of Staff of the hospital.
He is the owner of North Texas Vascular Center, where he offers diagnostic services and minimally invasive out-patient procedures largely related to amputation prevention and limb salvage. He is a strong advocate of incorporating plant-based nutrition into his patient lifestyle modification programs.
As a board certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Bukhari treats a variety of vascular issues including aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, lower extremity arterial blockages, gangrene, dialysis access grafts, and varicose veins. He has a specific interest in minimally invasive procedures such as atherectomy, angioplasty, and stenting for limb salvage and amputation prevention. In his 20+ years of practice, Dr. Bukhari has treated severe advanced atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. He has seen the ravaging effects of poor lifestyle choices on our health. Cardiovascular disease, and its risk factors, such as obesity, tobacco use, hypertension, and diabetes are largely acquired diseases secondary to the foods we eat and our lifestyle choices.
Dr. Bukhari lectures and teaches about plant-based nutrition and how it relates to our overall health. He has a specific interest in nutrition as it relates to cardiovascular disease. He has 4 main missions. He wants to educate individuals to empower them to take control of their own health through better nutrition and better lifestyle choices. Secondly, he wants to unite, elevate, and grow the Dallas plant-based community. Thirdly, he hopes to educate other healthcare professionals and physicians on the importance of plant based nutrition so they, too, can incorporate this into their patient education and treatment. Lastly, he wants to reach out to medical students and residents in training to teach them about plant-based nutrition, understanding that they will be the future leaders to teach our patients.