Paul Cheney

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Paul R. Cheney, MD, PhD, is a physician of Internal Medicine who was at the center of the chronic fatigue syndrome outbreak of the disease in Incline Village, Nevada at Lake Tahoe with Dr. Daniel Peterson in 1984 to 1987. Later, he moved to North Carolina and shared a medical practice from 1992 to 1995 with Dr. Charles Lapp.[1] He now resides and practices medicine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Cheney was a founding Director of the American Association of CFS, now called the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.[2] He was a provider of Ampligen for a clinical trial while in North Carolina.

In 2010 at the Invest in ME International ME Conference, regarding Graded exercise therapy, Dr Paul Cheney said


The whole idea that you can take a disease like this and exercise your way to health is foolishness. It is insane.

—Paul Cheney,  Invest in ME International ME Conference, 2010


In 2016, the Open Medicine Foundation announced that Dr. Cheney would participate in the ME/CFS Metabolomics study with Dr. Robert Naviaux, Dr. Ronald Davis, and Dr. Eric Gordon.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • MD - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • PhD in physics - Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

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Clinic location[edit | edit source]

The Cheney Clinic
1 Vanderbilt Park Dr #120
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803

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  • 1996, Primetime Live TV Show - Sick and Tired - Incline Village Outbreak We took a stack of them [brain MRIs] to a neuroradiologist and show them to him and he said 'very interesting, let me show you these' and I said 'yeah, that's looks just like mine' and I said 'who are these' and he said 'these are AIDS patients'

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  1. http://drlapp.com/staff/dr-lapp/
  2. http://www.investinme.org/PaulCheney.htm
  3. Buchwald, Dedra; Cheney, Paul R.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Henry, Berch; Wormsley, Susan B.; Geiger, Ann; Ablashi, Dharam V.; Salahuddin, S. Zaki; Saxinger, Carl; Biddle, Royce; Kikinis, Ron; Jolesz, Ferenc A.; Folks, Thomas; Balachandran, N.; Peter, James B.; Gallo, Robert C.; Komaroff, Anthony L. (1992), "A chronic illness characterized by fatigue, neurologic and immunologic disorders, and active human herpesvirus type 6 infection", Annals of Internal Medicine, 116 (2): 103-113, PMID 1309285 
  4. Levine, Paul H.; Jacobson, Steven; Pocinki, Alan G.; Cheney, Paul; Peterson, Daniel; Connelly, Roger R; Weil, R; Robinson, SM; Ablashi, Dharam V; Salahuddin, Sayeef Z; Pearson, GR; Hoover, R (1992), "Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Virologic Studies in Four Clusters of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Archives of Internal Medicine, 152 (8): 1611-1616, doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400200049009 
  5. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC5.shtml#agenda

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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