Victor obtained his B.S. in Biology at Siena College and Masters in Medical Bioethics at New York University. His focus through course work in his Master’s program was the examination of how to obtain true informed consent from patients in various circumstances: an approach he implemented on a daily basis working hand in hand with patients to help educate them not only about informed consent but their doctor’s directives as well. He completed his Medical Bioethics program with his Master’s thesis “How Technology Affects the Patient Physician Relationship.”
For 5 years Victor worked closely with patients in his father’s internal medicine and cardiology practice to ensure that they were properly educated regarding medication, planned procedures, and surgical follow-up. He was also responsible for overseeing all patient-specific medical data so as to keep the data-bases fully up-to-date.
Victor’s education in Medical Bioethics makes him uniquely suited to address the policymaking and internal review challenges of the emerging medical marijuana industry to ensure the highest standard of care. Victor has worked closely with a team of content experts to learn MMJ strains, dosages and delivery systems with respect to various medical conditions. Victor also brings technical experience to the KCR team through his management of an API Certified Laboratory where he oversaw the handling and processing of patient specimen samples, ensuring quality control procedures were maintained.
Victor and his father’s interest in plant-based medicinal therapies was sparked during a month long trip to the Peruvian rainforest in 2006. As volunteers with Amazon Promise, an organization that brings healthcare to remote areas, they helped to set up clinics in local villages, for examinations, wound care, and disease prevention education. Traveling with a botanist and chemist, they learned to identify plants of medicinal value and to educate locals on their use, as access to modern medicine was very limited. This experience ignited Victor’s passion for intertwining nature and clinical based medicine, which he hopes to more fully realize through the dispensing of medical marijuana.