GEORGE R. GREER, MD
Co-Founder, Medical Director, Secretary
Dr. Greer conducted over 100 therapeutic sessions with MDMA for 80 individuals from 1980 to 1985 with his psychiatric nurse wife, Requa Tolbert. Their review of this work remains the largest published study of the therapeutic use of MDMA. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Past President of the Psychiatric Medical Association of New Mexico. He was also the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services for the New Mexico Corrections Department during the 1990s. He has been the Medical Director of the Heffter Research Institute since 1998.
Grob CS, Danforth AL, Chopra GS, Hagerty M, McKay CR, Halberstadt AL, Greer GR, 2011. Pilot Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer. Archives of General Psychiatry, 68(1):71-78. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2010.116
Greer G & Tolbert R, 2007. Therapeutic uses of MDMA. In Psychedelic Medicine: New evidence for hallucinogenic substances as treatment (Winkelman, MJ and Roberts, TB, eds). Westport, CT, Praeger Publishers.
Vollenweider FX, Liechti ME, Gamma A, Greer G, Geyer MA, 2002. Acute psychological and neurophysiological effects of MDMA in humans. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 34(2):171-184.
Vollenweider FX, Geyer MA, Greer G, 2001. Acute psychological and neurophysiological effects of MDMA in humans. Heffter Review of Psychedelic Research 2:53-63.
Greer G & Tolbert R, 1998. A Method of Conducting Therapeutic Sessions with MDMA. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 30(4):371-379.
Co-Editor, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Volume 30, Number 4, October – December, 1998.
Greer G & Tolbert R, 1990. The Therapeutic Use of MDMA. In Ecstasy: The Clinical, Pharmacological and Neurotoxicological Effects of the Drug MDMA (Peroutka, S.J., ed.). Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Greer G & Tolbert R, 1986. Subjective Reports of the Effects of MDMA in a Clinical Setting. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 18:319-327.
Greer G, 1985. Using MDMA in psychotherapy. Advances 2: 57-59.