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Gregory T Carter, MD, MS is chief medical officer of St Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, WA. He is a clinical professor in the Washington State University Elson S Floyd College of Medicine. His clinical and research interests include the use of cannabis to treat neuromuscular disorders. He co-authored the first paper on the use of cannabis to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He is a past recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the Best Research Paper Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Excellence in Research Writing Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and the Excellence in Clinical Care award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has co-authored over 200 peer reviewed journal articles along with multiple books and book chapters.
Dr. Cleary graduated from Furman University with a bachelor’s Degree of Biochemistry in 2010 and received her Pharm.D. in 2014 from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC campus. She completed her post-graduate year one general pharmacy residency training with Sentara Medical System in Norfolk, VA and then completed her post-graduate year two pain and palliative care residency training at the Albany Stratton VA Medical center in Albany, NY. She is also board certified in ambulatory care pharmacy.
Dr. Cleary is currently an Assistant Professor at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her current practice site is Hometown Health Center in Schenectady, NY. Dr. Cleary serves as clinical pharmacist specializing in primary care with a focus in pain management. She is also an Adjunct Professor at SAGE Graduate School of Nursing and serves as the pharmacology course coordinator.
Recent national attention to the opioid epidemic has been an increasing subject of interest for Dr. Cleary. She has numerous posters, publications and has presented both locally and nationally on the topics of pain management, pharmacogenetics, naloxone, and risk mitigation strategies to reduce opioid abuse and misuse.
After training as a physical therapist (1999) and qualifying with several clinical exams Morten was appointed specialist physical therapist in musculoskeletal physical therapy (2005) and sports physical therapy (2006). But it was not until 2010 he made an entry to academia when he undertook the high profiled, multidisciplinary Master-of-Science in Pain: Science & Society at King's College London (UK). Since May 2015 Morten has been working full-time as PhD-fellow at Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) at Aalborg University.
Having spent more than a decade as clinician, teacher and business developer he decided to used his acquired knowledge in pain science to create a blog and a private post-graduate education program for healthcare professionals in line with the professional curriculum from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Morten has also contributed to the development of the European Pain Federation (EFIC)’s newly developed Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy and underlying curriculum.
Morten has been appointed to several chairs and committees including the Danish Medicine and Health Authorities and the Danish Council of Ethics and he is regarded as a skilled and inspiring speaker. He has co-authored a textbook on pain, and written several book chapters, clinical commentaries and is working on getting more peer-reviewed articles of from his desk…
He is a prolific debater and advocate of evidence-based and patient-centered approaches to treatment in general. Morten gets his inspiration from his work with high level athletes and people suffering due to a life in pain as well as from international conferences, in which he frequently is invited to speak or moderate. He speaks Danish, English and German fluently and is currently working on upgrading his Spanish, Norwegian and Swedish language skills.