Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

David Bernstein, MD Biography

Title:
Chief of Gastroenterology at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Health System
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“These findings should encourage physicians to advise their patients with hepatitis C infection to avoid marijuana use.”

“Hepatitis C: Current State of the Art and Future Directions,” Oct. 21, 2004

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:
  • Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Health System
  • Physician, Division Of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, 1999-present
  • Past President, New York Gastroenterological Society
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology
Education:
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center
  • MD, State University of New York College of Medicine at Stony Brook
Other:
  • Dr. Bernstein has participated in more than 50 registration and investigator initiated research trials, has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals and delivered more than 100 invited academic lectures on six continents
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?