Last updated on: 5/8/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Gavin I. Awerbuch, MD Biography

Title:
Neurologist
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Further investigations should also attend to the question of whether THC, a combination of different cannabinoids, or cannabis herb is most effective and has fewer side effects.”

Published letter with co-author Reuven Sandyk, MD, MSc, to the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Dec. 1998

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:
  • Neurologist, Saginaw, Michigan
  • Former Neurologist, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Former Neurologist, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
  • Trained and board certified in neurology, pain management, neurorehabilitation and sleep disorders
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners
Education:
  • MD, Wayne State University, 1984
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Known about Marijuana's Potential Utility in Treating Tourette Syndrome?