Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David W. Brook, MD Biography

Title:
Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The AMA has never supported the use of unapproved medicines and their policy doesn’t support the use of marijuana. There has been little in well-designed studies on the topic. I would be interested in seeing more research to see if it can be conclusively shown that it is better than other medications.”

Oct. 24, 2001

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:
  • Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Board certified, Addiction Psychiatry, 1996
  • Board certified, Psychiatry, 1969
Education:
    MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 1961
Other:
  • None found