The Class of 1972 would like to invite you to join them for an evening with Dr. Theodore Parran Jr. '78 to learn about the current understanding and trends around marijuana as medicine.


Please email questions in advance to Parran at There will be time for Q&A at the end of the event.

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Dr. Ted Parran earned his bachelor's degree in history, with honors, from Kenyon in 1978. He went on to graduate from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Baltimore City Hospital of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 1987, he received the Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award from the Department of Medicine. He returned to the CWRU School of Medicine in 1988.

Parran is board-certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. His group practice provides medical directorship services to several substance abuse treatment programs in northeast Ohio. He is widely published and has presented at national and international conferences for the past three decades.

Parran established the Addiction Fellowship Program at CWRU School of Medicine in 1994, is a member of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship faculty at University Hospitals, and co-directs the current Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. In 2007 he was named as the inaugural Isabel and Carter Wang Professor and Chair in Medical Education and in 2018 received the School of Medicine's outstanding pre-clinical teaching award.