Last updated on: 1/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Dean Edell, MD Biography

Title:
Physician and Radio Show Host
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Cannabinoids and THC also have strong pain-killing powers, which is one reason reason medical marijuana should be readily available to people with cancer and other debilitating diseases.”

2000, The Dr. Dean Edell Show

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:
  • Host, The Dr. Dean Edell Show
  • Anchor, Medical Minutes
  • Host, 90-second Medical Report
  • Founder/Author, Edell Health Letter, 1982-1994
  • Former Media Doctor on KGO Radio, San Francisco
  • Former Medical Director, Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
  • Former Instructor of Anatomy and Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
  • Recipient, The C. Everett Koop Media Award
  • Recipient, The Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Recipient, Emmy Award
  • Recipient, American Cancer Society recognition award
  • Recipient, American Heart Association award
Education:
  • Residency, University of California at San Diego
  • MD, Cornell University Medical School, 1967
  • BS, Zoology, Cornell University, 1963
Other:
  • Designed custom jewelry, collected antiques, and has been involved in organic farming.
  • Studied Fine Arts at the New School in New York City and has lectured on the subject at U.C. Davis
  • His paintings and drawings have been exhibited at art galleries in Manhattan and elsewhere
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?