Medical Director - ForwardGro
Debra Kimless, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Natural Sciences and Biology. She went on to medical school at Rutgers, and residency at Temple University Hospital. She is a boarded Anesthesiologist with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. Dr. Kimless spent 15 years in private practice where she served on the executive board of one of the largest Anesthesiology groups in the country.
She dedicated the last three years to immersing herself in all aspects of medical cannabis, including scientific and medical applications for the treatment of patients. She has traveled the world studying under the most respected experts in cannabis medicine and science, most notably, in both the Netherlands and in Israel (two countries regarded as best practice models in the use of medical cannabis). She is widely regarded by her peers as one of the most experienced physicians in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Corridor specializing in the endocannabanoid system (ECS), micro dose, topical therapies, and how medical cannabis can be beneficial to help treat medical conditions as well as reduce or replace opioids for pain relief. As such, she is frequently invited to speak at industry leading conferences and symposiums regarding the use of medical cannabis.
She shares her knowledge by consulting with patients pro bono, in the legal states, to introduce cannabis medicine as a treatment option. She has first-hand experience in successfully aiding patients with various medical conditions. Her passion for education extends to physicians, other health care workers, patients, and the general public where she gives lectures to help explain how medical cannabis can be used as an effective tool to regain and maintain health.