Last updated on: 10/13/2011 | Author:

Shaheen E. Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd Biography

Executive Director of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF)
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

None found as of Oct. 10, 2011

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:
  • Resident Physician, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic, 2010-present
  • Editor and Co-founder,, 2005-present
  • Executive Director, Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, 2003-present
  • Associate Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, dates unknown
  • Professional Member, The Institute of Clinical Research, dates unknown
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, dates unknown
  • Education:
  • MD, cum laude, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, date unknown
  • PhD, Biological Sciences, school and dates unknown
  • MEd, Education Technology, school and dates unknown
  • MS, Biological and Physical Sciences, school and dates unknown
  • BS, Biochemical Sciences, school and dates unknown
  • Other:
  • Received two commendations for education excellence from President Bill Clinton
  • Received a volunteer service award and and a call to service award from President George W. Bush
  • Received six congressional awards and medals from the US Congress
  • Quoted in:
    1. Is Cannabidiol (CBD) Psychoactive?