Last updated on: 8/30/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Reuven E. Sandyk, MD Biography

Title:
Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Neuroscience
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 Gavin Awerbuch, MD, 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:
  • Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Neuroscience
  • Private Medical Practitioner, Roslyn, N.Y.
  • Former Professor of Neuroscience, Touro College, Dix Hills, NY
  • Former Professor of Neuroscience, F. R. Carrick Institute for Clinical Ergonomics, Rehabilitation, and Applied Neuroscience (C.E.R.A.N.) of Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Former Professor of Neuroscience, University of Arizona
  • Former Professor, Department of Medical Physics, Democrition University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
  • Obtained U.S. patent for “Methods useful for the treatment of neurological and mental disorders related to deficient serotonin,” 1997, 1999
  • Obtained U.S. patent for “Method for ameliorating age-related disease conditions,” 1997
  • Obtained U.S. patent for “Treatment of neurological and mental disorders,” 1995
Education:
  • MD, Rheinisch-Friedric-Wilhel, 1979
  • MSc, school unknown
Other:
  • Specializes in pineal physiology, psychoneuroimmunology, neuromagnetic fields, psychobiology
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Known about Marijuana's Potential Utility in Treating Tourette Syndrome?