Last updated on: 10/23/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

John Glaspy, MD, MPH Biography

Title:
Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Medical marijuana has some effect on nausea and vomiting, but it is a weak effect, and it doesn’t compete well with the targeted [pharmaceutical] drugs that have been developed.”

Michelle Caruso, “Medicinal Marijuana Helped Melissa Etheridge through Cancer,” New York Daily News, Oct. 15, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor and Physician, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Chief, Department of Hematology/Oncology, UCLA
  • Director, 100 Medical Plaza Community Oncology Practice, UCLA
  • Director, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Protocol-Specific Research Support Shared Resource, UCLA
  • Director, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Women’s Cancers Program Area, UCLA
  • Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1982-1983
Education:
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1980-1982
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1979-1980
  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1979
  • MPH, UCLA School of Public Health, 1979
Other:
  • Recipient, Hematology Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986
  • Recipient, Medical Oncology Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985
  • Recipient, Internal Medicine Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1982
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Reducing Nausea and Vomiting from Chemotherapy?