Our doctors are smart – like, really smart. The owners of YUZU CBDplus have a whopping 175+ years of combined experience in the medical field, with 25+ years combined experience in the medical marijuana industry. Their diverse medical background includes a whole lot of “ologies” such as oncology, gynecology, urogynecology, pulmonology, polysomnography, and even zoology.

These remarkable curators are widely recognized throughout our local community and the world – in total, they have received over 45 awards and/or recognitions throughout their collective medical careers. Additionally, they have left their individual marks on the scientific community by being involved in over 175 publications and 546 clinical trials.

For those of you reading that are as detail-oriented as we are, we’ve listed our founders’ abbreviated Curriculum Vitae so you can get a complete picture of the minds behind our products.

Nick Spirtos, M.D.

Education: B.A., Biology – University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
M.D., Medicine – Northwestern Medical School, Chicago, IL
Medical Expertise: OB-GYN; Oncology
Medical Experience (Yrs): 35
MMJ Experience (Yrs): 10
# Publications: 129
# Clinical Trials: 530
# Awards: 15

Dr. Spirtos is one of twenty-three physicians in his family – yes, you read that right (maybe there is something to that Mediterranean diet after all). Whether it’s through performing surgery, research, or lectures, everything Dr. Spirtos has done throughout his career has been to the benefit of the medical community and women around the globe.

 

Ian Atkinson, Ph.D.

Education: B.S., Zoology – Miami University, Oxford, OH
M.S., Chemistry – Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Ph.D., Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry (Molecular Medicine) – Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Scientific Experience (Yrs): 20
MMJ Experience (Yrs): 5
# Publications: 4
# Awards: 4

Dr. Atkinson is the only member of our founding partners that doesn’t play “operation” for a living. Instead, he comes from a chemistry background that started with formulating powder coats for various automotive manufacturers. Now, he’s on our team putting together the formulas for products that are
going to drive away your pain.

 

Nicolas Thanos, M.D.

Education: B.S., Biology – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
M.D., Medicine – Loma Linda School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
Medical Expertise: OB-GYN
Medical Experience (Yrs): 43
MMJ Experience (Yrs): 3
# Publications: 4
# Clinical Trials: 2
# Awards: 6

It’s a little-known fact that before Dr. Thanos set out on his quest to find the Infinity Stones, his first order of business was to help women with gynecological issues. After offering his clinical services to the world for over 40 years, Dr. Thanos realized how overlooked cannabis had been as a solution to so many patients. Now, he’s teamed up with Yuzu CBDplus to embark on a new quest to avenge all lifeforms that are plagued with pain.

 

Dayanada Prabhu Rachakonda, M.D.

Education: M.B.B.S. – R.G. KAR Medical College, Calcutta, India
P.U.C.S.C. – Scottish Church College, Calcutta, India
Medical Expertise: Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Medical Experience (Yrs): 47
MMJ Experience (Yrs): 3
# Publications: 1
# Clinical Trials: 14
# Awards: 8

Dr. Prabhu came to Las Vegas in 1980 where he established two of the largest independent multispecialty groups in Nevada. His career has been recognized by medical boards and politicians alike for his outstanding service to the community. Not only that, Dr. Prabhu was also a principal involved in
the formation and operation of various successful natural disaster relief funds around the globe. Now, his mission is to take on the natural disaster that is your aching joints.

 

Geoffrey C. Hsieh, MD

Education: B.S., Biology/Psychology – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.D., Medicine – University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Medical Expertise: OB-GYN, Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Experience (Yrs): 27
MMJ Experience (Yrs): 3
# Publications: 8
# Clinical Trials: n/a
# Awards: 4

Dr. Hsieh has seen firsthand the frustrations and struggles that individuals dealing with cancer treatment must endure. These experiences led him (along with many others) to seek out alternative solutions to provide relief for his patients. No matter the perils you may face, Dr. Hsieh is on our team to make sure your pains stay away.

 

Vicki Mazzorana, M.D.

Education: B.S., Biology – University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
M.D., Medicine – Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
M.B.A. – Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
Medical Expertise: Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine & Ringside Medicine
Medical Experience (Yrs): 29
MMJ Experience (Yrs): 5
# Publications: 30
# Clinical Trials: n/a
# Awards: 11

Dr. Mazzorana’s specialty lies in the Emergency Room managing patients that are in need of the most immediate care. She is a ringside physician for both Nevada and California. You can be sure that when pain comes knocking, Dr. Mazzorana’s expertise is there to make sure you stay in the fight.

 

Jean-Marie Auboine, Master Chocolatier

Did you know there was such a thing as the World Chocolate Masters Competition? Are you also wondering why you weren’t invited? The world finals take place every year in Paris, France, but you won’t have to fly across the pond to get masterful chocolate straight to your face. Yuzu CBDplus has teamed up with former World Chocolate Masters Finalist, Jean-Marie Auboine, to guarantee our customers the best-tasting edibles on the market.