Meet Deondra Asike, MD


Deondra Asike, MD is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins since 2015. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan in 2013. She received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Asike completed her anesthesiology residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center and fellowship training in pain medicine at the University of Maryland. Dr. Asike is currently serving a second term on the Maryland Department of Health Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Board. Additionally, she chairs the Maryland Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council and The Maryland State Medical Society Cannabis Committee. She is a specialty expert and Maryland Spokesperson for Doctors For Drug Policy Reform, the nation’s first physician organization dedicated to the legalization, taxation, and effective regulation of cannabis for adults. She believes strongly in a holistic approach to chronic pain management that includes proper nutrition, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, and cannabis as medicine. Dr. Asike is a certifying provider with the Maryland Cannabis Administration. In 2022 she founded National Pain ReLEAF, a consultation practice primarily focused on guiding both patients and members of their healthcare team through a safe and effective incorporation of cannabis into a comprehensive pain treatment. In her spare time, Dr. Asike enjoys taking cooking classes and engaging in playful activities with her two young boys, Ethan and Gabriel.

About National Pain ReLEAF

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National Pain ReLEAF is America’s leading physician-led consultation practice specializing in the use of cannabis therapeutics for chronic pain management. Our team of dedicated and compassionate consultants deliver the highest quality of cannabis consumption education with the goal of helping others experience pain relief and improved quality of life.

Our Mission

At National Pain ReLEAF we believe that every individual deserves access to non-opioid alternatives to safely and effectively manage their pain. As part of a holistic approach to chronic pain management, our board certified experts provide education and personalized guidance on the use of cannabis as medicine.

Organizations We Support

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Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

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Association of Cannabinoid Specialists

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