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

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?