Suzanne A. Sisley, MD

Chief medical officer

Dr. Sue Sisley is a physician specializing in internal medicine and psychiatry who has earned international renown for her research into potential medical uses of cannabis to treat veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Her research is supported by the nonprofit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Dr. Sisley serves as the Site Principal Investigator for the first-ever DEA and FDA approved randomized controlled trial of whole plant marijuana (grown by the National Institute of Drug Abuse or NIDA) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. veterans. As a Co-Investigator of the overall randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled study and Site PI, she oversees treatment of half the subjects, with the other half being treated at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Dr. Sisley is a member of the Steering Committee of the Center for Medical Cannabis Education & Research (CMCER) at Thomas Jefferson University’s Institute of Emerging Health Professions in Philadelphia. During her five-year residency training, Dr. Sisley won the University of Arizona’s House Staff Educator of the Year Award annually for three consecutive years. The American Medical Association Governing Council elected Dr. Sisley as a Member-at-Large for two years, in which role she traveled nationally representing residents and fellows. In 2015, she was honored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) as Researcher of the Year.