Sasha Noe, D.O., Ph.D.
Founding Advisory Committee Chair, LECOM’s Master of Science in Medical Cannabinoid Therapeutics program
B.S., Biology and minor in Chemistry Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL, 1994; M.S., Medical Microbiology & Immunology (Molecular and Cellular Cannabinoid Research) University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, 1996; Ph.D. Medical Microbiology & Immunology (Molecular and Cellular Cannabinoid Research) University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, 2000; D.O., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL, 2009
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Bradenton, Florida
4800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, Florida 34211
Dr. Sasha Noe, DO, PhD, is a dual doctorate, board-certified award-winning Family Medicine Physician and Researcher, Multi Best Selling Author, International Speaker and Medical Cannabis expert. As the only known physician in the US who holds a PhD in molecular and cellular cannabinoid research from the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine for almost two decades, it is her life’s goal to educate and consult with patients, physicians and the industry about medical cannabis while developing safe, maximally effective, therapeutic applications of cannabis and minimizing the use of opioids and other more harmful pharmaceuticals to improve overall health and wellness. She speaks extensively on the use of cannabis for inflammatory disorders, traumatic brain injury, neurologic and movement disorders, chronic pain and psychiatric disorders. After earning her bachelor of science in biology with a minor in chemistry at Palm Beach Atlantic University, she went on to earn a masters and doctorate in medical microbiology and immunology at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine specifically in the area of molecular and cellular cannabinoid research. During that time, she earned several awards both regionally and nationally most notably, the Young Investigators award from her work on cannabinoids and HIV.
After working several years in academia, Dr. Noe decided to pursue her true calling in medicine. She attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. She went on to serve as the chief intern and chief resident of the Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment program at St. Petersburg General Hospital during her time there. Keeping in step with her entrepreneurial spirit, she started her own medical practice out of residency and is now the owner of 3 private practices in the Tampa Bay Area including the Compassionate Medical CannabisCare clinic where she serves her community through her clinic as well as educational seminars, conferences (MediCannaposium® and Cannaposium®), her one-of-a-kind online academy for physicians (MediCanna® Academy) and social media outlets (@DrSashaNoe). She combines the small-town doc experience with modern technology to bring an exceptional patient experience to her patients. In addition, she continues her lifelong career in research as a sub-investigator with Clinical Research of West Florida, where she is involved in bringing cutting edge research and medicine to patients.
As the only known physician in the US with a PhD specifically in molecular and cellular cannabinoid research for over 20 years, Dr. Noe is undoubtedly one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of medical cannabis and her award-winning published research has contributed towards the advancement of the therapeutic potential for cannabis over two decades, being referenced nationally and worldwide in numerous scholarly articles and books. She is the past board member of the Florida Society of Cannabis Physicians where she served as the Chair of their Medical Advisory Committee. Due to her unique qualifications as physician, cannabinoid scientist and a medical cannabis expert, she is sought out by many of her peers as well as patients and cannabis industry leaders as a medical cannabis consultant. In addition, she continues her lifelong career in research where she is involved in bringing cutting edge research and medicine to patients. Dr. Noe has spent numerous years in administrative and leadership positions including the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors for the Florida Society American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and its Foundation just to name a few.
She continues to serve her osteopathic profession as a board member and past president of the Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society (HCOMS) where she is an unprecedented two-time recipient of their Physician of the Year award in 2016 and 2017. She also serves on the board of trustees for the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association for district 10 and was honored to receive the FOMA’s Physician of the Year award in 2019 for her dedication to the Osteopathic profession, her unwavering standards of patient care and devotion to ensure quality health care for the citizens of Florida.
A resident of the Tampa Bay area for over 27 years, Dr. Noe can be found enjoying her free time with her family and friends including her two children. Being from the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean, she appreciates the small-town beauty and lifestyle that can be found in the Apollo Beach and surrounding communities, and she looks forward to serving her community for years to come.