Bonni Goldstein, MD is the Medical Director and Owner of Canna-Centers Wellness & Education, a California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions. She completed her internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where she also served as chief resident. She worked in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Los Angeles for 14 years.
In 2008, she developed an interest in the science of medical cannabis after witnessing its beneficial effects in an ill friend. She has since evaluated thousands of patients for use of medical cannabis and is recognized as an expert in the clinical application of cannabis therapeutics.
Dr. Goldstein has a special interest in treating children with intractable epilepsy, autism, cancer and other conditions. She has written two books on the clinical application of medicinal cannabis and published a number of articles pertaining to the use of cannabis for epilepsy and autism. Her current research focuses on pharmacometabolomics and the use of cannabis-responsive biomarkers to document cannabis treatment efficacy, guide clinical decision-making and improve outcomes in children with autism.