Last updated on: 3/8/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Simon Lal, PhD, MD Biography

Title:
Gastroenterologist at Spire Manchester Hospital and Spire Manchester Clinic Hale (England)
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Mar. 29, 2013

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:
  • Gastroenterologist, Spire Manchester Hospital and Spire Manchester Clinic Hale (England), 2009-present
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (England), 2009-present
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester (England)
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Salford (England)
  • Faculty Colonoscopy Trainer, National School of Endoscopy (England)
  • Member, National Institute of Clinical Excellence: Quality Standards
  • Member, British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Member, European Crohn’s & Colitis Organisation
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospital Aintree (England), 2006-2009
  • Education:
  • PhD, Medicine, University of Manchester (England), 2002
  • Fellowship, International Gastroenterology, The IBD Clinic, Mount Sinai Hospital (Canada), dates unknown
  • MD, University of Manchester, 1993
  • Other:
  • His PhD work focused on nutrition
  • Involved with many clinical trials
  • Quoted in:
    1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or Other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases?