Ben Caplan, M.D.
One of the world’s leading cannabis clinicians, Dr Caplan oversees eo’s approach to responsible, data-informed care as well as the training of eo’s team of expert cannabis clinicians.
After receiving his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medical, Dr Caplan trained at the UCLA Brain Mapping Center and then completed a residency in family medicine at Boston Medical Center. He has served as a principal investigator for multiple cannabis-related pharmaceutical studies and has published in premiere medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine.
Initially a cannabis skeptic, Caplan’s early, real-world experiences with the patients in his family practice introduced him to the potential of cannabinoid-based therapies as well as its risks. Moved by the results his patients were seeing and troubled by the lack of clinically-informed guidance available to them, Dr Caplan pursued a role as the Chief Medical Officer of Canna Care Docs (a leading cannabis clinical services and technology company), where he defined cannabis clinician training curricula and led clinical and research teams that cared for and analyzed the treatment data of over 280,000 patients.
In 2016, Dr Caplan founded the CED Clinic a thriving cannabis medicine group based in Boston, MA. At CED, Dr Caplan has overseen the definition and delivery of cannabis treatment for over 18,000 patients.
Hungry for ways to increase the effectiveness and lower the cost of the highly personalized, collaborative care required to help any one patient responsibly define and maintain the cannabis regimen that’s most right for them, Ben then came together with Sean Collins and Dave Batista to found eo, the world’s first digital health platform for cannabis medicine.
His forthcoming book, “The Doctor-Approved Cannabis Handbook” will be distributed by Random House. The highly anticipated anthology shares the keys to understanding the theory, use cases, recipes, and scientific references that support medical applications of cannabis-based medicines.