Shaul Lev-Ran is a psychiatrist, Chairman of the Israeli Society for Addiction Medicine, co-founder of the Israel Center on Addiction and deputy director of Lev HaSharon Medical Center in Israel. He is an associate professor of psychiatry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and an affiliate scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Lev-Ran completed his M.D. at Tel Aviv University, his residency in psychiatry at the Shalvata Mental Health Center, and his fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Toronto. He is a graduate of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program at Tel Aviv University, and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Haifa.
Dr. Lev-Ran’s research focuses on the psychiatric outcomes of cannabis use. Specifically, Dr. Lev-Ran uses epidemiolgical tools to explore the effects of cannabis use on the prevalence, course and outcome of depressive and anxiety disorders. His many scientific studies, popular articles, and lectures to professionals, policy-makers, stakeholders and the general public serve to promote scientific-based policies regarding clinical and recreational cannabis use.