Last updated on: 4/4/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Daniel Clauw, MD Biography

Title:
Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Although the lay public has moved rapidly toward accepting cannabis decriminalization or legalization, the medical community does not generally share this enthusiasm for cannabinoids… Even if we could prescribe cannabis, we have no idea what strength or dose to use, or which route of administration is most effective.”

“Why U.S. Doctors Love Opioids and Hate Marijuana for Chronic Pain,” labblog.uofmhealth.org, June 23, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan
  • Professor, Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology), and Psychiatry, University of Michigan
  • Former Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Former Principal Investigator, University of Michigan Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA)
  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine Rheumatology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1988
Education:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1985
Other:
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Serves as a consultant to the Institute of Medicine, CDC, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and the National Institutes of Health
Quoted in:
  1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Severe / Chronic Pain?