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

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:
  • 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?