Sue Sisley, MD practices medicine in Scottsdale, AZ and specializes in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. She is widely known for her research into potential medical uses of marijuana to treat veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Dr. Sisley serves as a Site Investigator for the only FDA-approved randomized controlled trial looking at use of whole-plant marijuana in combat veterans with treatment-resistant PTSD.
Dr. Sisley won the UA’s Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award for “outstanding contributions made for social reform” by the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2001 and served as a faculty member for nearly seven years. However, on June 27, 2014 she was stripped of all three of her contracts at University of Arizona. While UA reported that her termination was part of a greater restructuring, Dr. Sisley and supportive colleagues believe it resulted from her political advocacy and efforts to study cannabis.
During her residency training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Dr. Sisley won the University of Arizona’s House Staff Educator of the Year Award annually for three consecutive years. Dr. Sisley was honored with the President’s Point of Light Award, including letters of commendation from former President Clinton and former President Bush, for her efforts to use the arts to promote health prevention among at-risk youth. She has received numerous other national and state awards for her volunteerism and service to the community.