Last updated on: 9/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

William Carpenter, Jr., MD Biography

Title:
Director of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center at the University of Maryland
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 2002

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:
  • Director, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program
Education:
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University
  • Wofford College
Other:
  • Specialties: Phenomenology of the psychoses, Etiology, pathophysiology, and anatomy of schizophrenia