Last updated on: 9/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Eugene Tinelli, MD, PhD Biography

Title:
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University Hospital of the State University of New York (SUNY), Upstate Medical University
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

Testified in favor of medical marijuana at the 1/22/03 Public Hearings of the New York State Assembly hearings on Medical Marijuana.

Jan. 22, 2003

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:
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University Hospital, State University of New York (SUNY), Upstate Medical University
  • Attending Physician, Veteran Administration Medical Center, Syracuse
  • Assistant Chief Psychiatry/Alcohol Rehabilitation, Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Chief of Psychiatry/Alcohol Rehabilitation, Naval Hospital, Guam, Marianas Islands
  • Member of the SUNY Institute for Applied Psychiatry
  • Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry
  • Former Navy commander
  • Recipient, Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship
  • Recipient, Order of Ancient Chamorro
Education:
  • MS, Salve Regina-The Newport College, 1985
  • MD, State University of New York (SUNY), Upstate Medical University, 1976
  • PhD, Biochemistry, State University of New York (SUNY), 1973
  • MS, Organic Chemistry, Syracuse University, 1969
Other:
  • Specializes in addiction and trauma psychiatry