Last updated on: 10/22/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Kirk Shepard, MD Biography

Title:
Former Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“With chemotherapy, I would say yes, there are some studies that show that marijuana is effective.”

“Marinol: The Little Synthetic That Couldn’t,” High Times Magazine, July 1994

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs Oncology, Eisai
  • President, Medical Affairs Professional Society
  • Former Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
  • Former Vice President, Clinical and Scientific Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Former Senior Vice President of Business Unit/Hospital Strategy, Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • Former Vice President, Medical Affairs, Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • Board-certified in oncology and hematology
Education:
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
  • MD, University of Cincinnati Medical School
  • BA, Cornell University
Other:
  • None found