David Hepburn, MD

David Hepburn, MD

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Dave is an award-winning syndicated columnist featured in several major newspapers across the United States and Canada, and is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Community Newspaper Association columnist of the year award as well as the Arizona Newspaper Association columnist of the year. He was a Canadian naval surgeon in the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and served as the doctor for the Pacific fleet for three years.

In 1996 he was a doctor to the Olympic Games and marched into Olympic stadium in Atlanta and was the medical director of the 1994 Commonwealth Games in gymnastics. He has been the team doctor to the Canadian national rugby team as well as junior and professional hockey teams. He has coached at the highest level of hockey for 12 years and he himself entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2002 as the highest scoring defenceman in the longest hockey game in history.

In 1995, he lived in the jungles of Vanuatu where, for eight months he was the sole doctor and bush surgeon to 30,000 people. His remarkable Vanuatu exploits, including that of standing on the edge of a volcano as it exploded were chronicled weekly on CBC radio.

His book, The Doctor is In(sane) was released in the spring of 2009. He was co-host of a TV show, “Buyologic” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. He is on the Board of Directors for the David Foster Foundation and is a clinical instructor with University of British Columbia Medical School.

Amongst the growing number of media physicians educated about cannabinoid medicine he is an active Member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians, International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM), the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) and Physicians for Medical Cannabis (PMC).

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