Suraj Tandon, MD, FRCPC


Suraj Tandon, MD, FRCPC

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Dr. Tandon is a native of Toronto, Canada. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University and went on to work as a researcher and co-investigator assessing physical and mental health disparities amongst South Asian immigrants for the Hamilton Public Health Department and Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

After earning his medical degree, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine from the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine in Connecticut, followed by an additional chief residency year from the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

Upon completing his residency, Dr. Tandon pursued additional fellowship training to further his interests in assisting patients suffering from complex chronic diseases. He went on to complete a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University with additional pain medicine training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Tandon is Board Certified in both the United States and Canada. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Tandon has a special interest with additional training in cannabinoid medicines. He has had several years of experience within this field, helped develop healthcare reform and public policy making in Canada and is a strong supporter and advocate for furthering the education including research on the efficacy of cannabinoid therapies. He has given a number of community and national talks on the evidence-based literature pertaining to the use of medical cannabinoids both within the United States and Canada.

He currently practices as a medical cannabinoid consultant and is also one of the clinical site investigator lead physicians at McMaster University & The Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research. Dr. Tandon also has experience working as physician advisor for several Canadian cannabis licensed producers. Furthermore, Dr. Tandon remains actively involved as a lecturer at the university where he teaches training physicians and has had a pioneering role in introducing medical cannabinoid education into the residency program curricula.

Watch Dr. Tandon teach The Basics of Medical Cannabis in this symposium video.