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

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?