Chief Medical Advisor for the Republic of South Africa Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (RSAMMD) www.rsammd.co.za

Present Positions

  • Acting Medical Manager Mediclinic Private Hospital
  • Mediclinic Newcastle-Specialist Anesthesiologist
  • Board of Directors Mediclinic Newcastle



Dr Regina Hurley is an American Board-Certified Anesthesiologist with a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology. Dr Hurley has extensive training in all areas of Anesthesiology from Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami Childrens Hospital. She has over 20 years of experience in Anesthesia and has maintained active medical licenses to practice in Florida and Texas.

In South Africa, Dr Hurley has continued to provide essential anesthesia services as an HPCSA registered Specialist Anesthesiologist. She worked for the South African government for 12 years training other doctors in anesthesia as the Head of Department of Amajuba District and Director of the Diploma in Anesthesia Program. Her passion and dedication are responsible for numerous junior doctors becoming Specialist Anesthesiologist in South Africa.

Dr Hurley has continued to provide specialized Anesthesia services at Mediclinic Newcastle Private Hospital where she currently practices. She is a member of the Board of Directors, Chairperson of the Hospital Performance Committee, Chairperson of the Covid Task Team and Acting Medical Manager.

As a certified Cannabis Physician, Dr Hurley is passionate about educating the public and other healthcare professionals about the scientific evidence supporting the Medicinal benefits of Cannabis for a multitude of different conditions. She provided one of the first HPCSA approved medical lectures for continuing professional development on “the Science of Medicinal Cannabis” in 2018 and has continued as an advocate for the Medicinal Cannabis Industry Globally. She has been featured on CNN as an official Hemp Researcher. She has been featured in numerous newspaper articles and has been a lecturer and speaker on numerous occasions over the past few years, most recently the Cannabis Expo and the African Hemp Summit.

Dr Hurley’s expertise in Pharmacology and Physiology, her vast clinical knowledge, and her passion for education will enable her to fulfill her main goal which is “affordable and safe medicinal cannabis to all patients worldwide “.


2016-present Maintenance of Certification American Board AnesthesiologistView Now
2006Specialty Fellow American Academy of PediatricsView Now
2000-2001Fellowship Pediatric/Cardiac Anesthesiology, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial HospitalView Now
1997-2000Clinical Anesthesiology Resident PGY2, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial HospitalView Now
1996-1997Internal Medicine PGY-1, University of South FloridaView Now
1991-1995Doctor of Medicine, St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada West IndiesView Now
1993-1995Clinical Clerkships, St George’s University School of Medicine, England, United KingdomView Now
1991Emergency Medicine Technician, Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FloridaView Now
1986-1990Bachelor of Science Degree, Major: Premedical/Biology, Minor: Sociology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FloridaView Now

Professional Experience

2021Board of Directors Mediclinic Newcastle
2020Chairperson Covid Task Team Mediclinic Newcastle, Acting Medical Manager Mediclinic Newcastle
2019- PresentSpecialist Anesthsiologist Mediclinic Newcastle, Chairperson Hospital Clinical Performance Committee
2008- 2019Head of Department Anesthesia Amajuba District, Private Practice Mediclinic Newcastle
2006-2007Director Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Department, Pediatric/Adult Anesthesiologist, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital/ Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood, Florida 33021, USAView Now
2005-2006Vice Chairman, Department Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiologist- Associate Professor University Texas, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas USA View Now
2002-2005Pediatric Anesthesiologist- Associate Professor University Texas, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas USA
2000-2001Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, University of Miami/ Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida USA
1997-2000Anesthesiology Residency Program, University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida USA
1996-1997 Internship- PGY 1 Resident, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida USA

National Certifications

  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider/ BLS
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider
  • Advanced Medical Life Support Provider

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association
  • Cannabis Development Council South Africa
  • South African Society Anesthesiologists
  • American Society Anesthesiologist
  • South African Medical Association- EXCO Committee
  • Newcastle Private Practitioners- EXCO Committee


  • Patient Safety- Chairperson
  • Risk Management
  • Clinical Governance
  • Blood Usage
  • Better Baby Obstetrics

Certification / Registration

2022Dispense & Compound Medicines South Africa
2022Medicinal Cannabis & CBD Diploma-Distinction, Centre of Excellence
2007- CURRENTHPCSA- Specialist Anesthesiology Independent Practice
2005- PresentAmerican Board Anesthesiology

Licensure Information

2017Medical Marijuana Physician State Florida
ActiveTexas Medical License
ActiveFlorida Medical License
1998United States Medical Licensing Step III
1996Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
1995Doctorate of Medicine
1995United States Medical Licensing Step II
1994United States Medical Licensing Step I


High SchoolGraduated with Honors, Dean’s List, Student Government
UndergraduateGraduated with Honors Convocation
Medical SchoolClinical Honors: Medicine I & II, Surgery, Psychiatry, Basic Science Honors: Genetics, Immunology, and Parasitology

Teaching Experience / Research

2021Co-Investigator Study- Replacing Opiods with Cannabis, South Africa
2017-presentCannabis and Medicine multiple certified lectures, Research & Development- Uses of Cannabis in South Africa
2008Examiner Diploma Anesthesia for College of Anesthesia, South, Africa
2007-2019Director of Diploma Anesthesia Madadeni Hospital
2007-currentLecturer Multiple Organizations- Specialist Anesthesia