Last updated on: 9/28/2007 | Author:

Ivan J. Silverberg, MD Biography

Supporter of the Coalition For Compassionate Access
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

Signed the Mar. 6, 2002 Coalition For Compassionate Access letter to President George Bush asking him to “allow people with AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses to use medical marijuana if they have the approval of their physician,” which was placed in a full-page ad in the New York Times on Mar. 6, 2002

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:
  • Supporter of the Coalition For Compassionate Access
  • Davies Medical Center, San Francisco, Admitting Privileges
  • MD, University of Sourthern California (USC) School of Medicine
  • Specialties: Oncology/Hematology/AIDS
  • Stated: “Physicians should also be allowed to prescribe marijuana to supplement cancer therapy, AIDS and eye treatments.”