BIOGRAPHY FOR SASHA NOE, DO, PHD
Dr. Sasha Noe, DO, PhD, is a dual doctorate, board-certified award-winning Family Medicine Physician and Researcher, two time Best Selling Author, International Speaker and expert in Preventative Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Cannabinoid research and Medical Cannabis. With the belief that patient education is key in the maintenance of health and in the prevention of illness, Dr. Noe counsels individuals on achieving a happy and healthy lifestyle for their mind, body, and spirit.
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 College of Medicine. The focus of her dissertation was the cellular and molecular distribution and function of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 in murine immune cells as well as the role of cannabinoids in HIV infection and replication. Dating back to the mid 90’s Dr. Noe earned several awards both regionally and nationally for her work in cellular and molecular cannabinoid research, most notably, the Young Investigators award from her research on cannabinoids and HIV. Over the last 2 decades she has presented her research at numerous scientific conferences and societies across the country including the International Cannabinoid Research Society for which she is currently a member.
She worked for several years in academia as the faculty director at Saint Leo University’s Center for Online Learning where she managed the online course content and faculty, taught online and face to face courses, as well as developed online course work for other major universities.
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 straight out of residency and is now the owner of 3 private practices in the Tampa Bay Area including the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Care clinic where she serves her community through her clinic and on a local, national and international level through her educational seminars, conferences (MediCannaposium®), social media outlets (@DrSashaNoe) and her one of a kind MediCanna® Academy where she educates physicians nationally and internationally on how to use medical cannabis to safely and effectively treat their patients using medical cannabis.
As the only known physician in the US with a PhD specifically in the field of molecular cannabinoid research, Dr. Noe is undoubtedly one of the nations leading expert in the field of medical cannabis and her award-winning published research has contributed towards the advancement of the therapeutic potential for cannabis over the last two decades, being referenced nationally and worldwide in numerous scholarly articles and books. 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 opioids and other more harmful pharmaceuticals to improve overall health and wellness.
Due to her unique qualifications as physician and a leading medical cannabis expert, she is sought out by many of her physician peers as well as patients and cannabis industry leaders as a medical cannabis consultant. She is always looking for innovative ways to serve her community and recently launched her membership model, direct primary care practice for patients to have affordable, accessible, high quality healthcare. 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.
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 in her osteopathic profession and is the past president of the Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society (HCOMS) were she was the recipient of their Physician of the Year award in 2016 and 2017, the only physician to receive this honorable award 2 years in a row. Dr. Noe continues to serve as a member of the Public Relations Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) and has done so far many years. She also currently serves on the board of the Florida Society of Cannabis Physicians (FLSCP) as the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee and on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.
She has a passion for medical missions and has participated in numerous volunteer community service projects and fundraising activities in the Tampa Bay area as well as overseas with the HCOMS Jamaica Clinic and as a member of the organization HOPEworldwide since 1995 where she has served on its Board of Advisors for the Tampa Chapter for many years.
A resident of the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years, and specifically Apollo Beach since 2003, Dr. Noe can be found enjoying her free time with her husband of 25 years and her two children. Being from the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean, Dr. Noe appreciates the small-town beauty and lifestyle that can be found in the Apollo Beach and surrounding communities and she looks forward to raising her family and serving her community here for years to come.