Dr. Debra Kimless is the medical director for ForwardGro. She has spent the past 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.
Kimless is widely regarded by her peers as one of the most experienced physicians specializing in the endocannabinoid 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. She is frequently invited to speak at industry leading conferences and symposiums regarding the use of medical cannabis, and shares her knowledge by consulting with patients in legal states pro bono, to introduce cannabis as a medicinal option. She has first-hand experience in successfully aiding patients with various medical conditions. She helps patients tailor their treatment plans by using different methods of administration and cannabinoid ratios, which influence patient response.
Kimless’ 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. She shares the knowledge she gains from patients with her peers in this country and around the globe. In 2016, Kimless was invited to present at Harvard’s CannMed, Israel’s Cann10 conference, and at the prestigious Doherty Lab of the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases at Kings College, in London, England. Thus far in 2017, she has shared her expertise at Harvard’s CannMed and the United Patients Group Conference, and will presenting at the Cannabis Science Conference in August.
Kimless graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College with a double major in natural sciences and biology where she was selected to be part of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. 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. Kimless spent 15 years in private practice where she served on the executive board of one of the largest Anesthesiology groups in the country.