Last updated on: 6/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard Pazdur, MD Biography

Title:
Director of the Division of Oncology Drug Products at the US Food & Drug Administration
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Dr. Pazdur has no opinion [on medical marijuana].”

Email from Richard Pazdur’s office, June 21, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Division of Oncology Drug Products, US Food & Drug Administration, 1999-present
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Professor of Medicine and Director of Educational Programs, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1988-1999
Education:
  • MD, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Other:
  • Specialty is Medical Oncology