Last updated on: 2/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert Gorter, MD, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“My patients who had experience with both cannabis and Marinol almost always preferred cannabis, because Marinol had more side effects, including headaches and a hung-over feeling.”

“Cannabis and Cannabidiol: Interview with Robert Gorter, M.D.,” Aids Treatment News, July 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:
  • Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco Medical School
  • Director, European Institute for Oncologic and Immunologic Research, Free University of Berlin, 1994-2000
  • Professor, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, S. Africa
  • Staff Member, Medical Center, Cologne
  • Berlin Institute for Oncological and Immunological Research
  • Vice-Dean, Medical School of Witten/Herdecke, Germany
  • Set up treatment centers for torture victims, Netherlands, Amnesty International, 1974-1982
Education:
  • Specialty training, Family & Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), 1983-1986
  • MD, Tropical Medicine, University of Amsterdam, 1972
  • University of the Western Cape, School of Pharmacy, degree unknown
  • Post-graduate training, University of St. Petersburg Medical School
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marinol Better Medicine Than Marijuana?