Paul R. Cheney, MD, PhD, was 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. He resided and practiced medicine in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Cheney passed away on June 10, 2021.
Cheney was a founding Director of the American Association of CFS, now called the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. He was a provider of Ampligen for a clinical trial while in North Carolina.
|“||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
Education[edit | edit source]
- MD - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
- PhD in physics - Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Anesthesia letter[edit | edit source]
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 1992, A chronic illness characterized by fatigue, neurologic and immunologic disorders, and active human herpesvirus type 6 infection
- 1992, Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Virologic Studies in Four Clusters of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(Abstract - can request full article)
Clinic location[edit | edit source]
- The Cheney Clinic
- 1 Vanderbilt Park Dr #120
- Asheville, North Carolina, 28803
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- 1993, Testimony Before the FDA Scientific Advisory Committee
- 1996, Primetime Live TV Show - Sick and Tired - Incline Village Outbreak
- 2010, Speaker at the 5th Invest in ME International ME Conference on Diastolic Dysfunction in ME/CFS: A Cardiac Manifestation of Cellular Energy Defects in ME/CFSDVD available
- 2013, "Compassionate Use Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome using both chemical and probiotic (MAF 314) forms of GcMAF" Seminar - Part 1 Seminar - Part 2 Seminar - Q&A
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- 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'
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 1990, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- 20 Jul 2009, Dr. Paul Cheney, MD, PhD – A Pioneer Still at the Forefront of ME/CFS Research, by cort Johnson
- 27 April 2013, Dr. Paul Cheney's Latest Observations, Research, Treatments, and Thoughts on ME/CFS by MD with ME
- 25 Aug 2014, The Cheney Chronicles #2: His Protocol For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Chris
- 22 May 2014, From Mono To Giardia To Orthostatic Intolerance to … Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Dr. Cheney: the First Visit by Chris
- 23 Jun 2015, The Cheney Chronicles #3: One Year Later – Decision Time
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Dr. Lapp | Hunter-Hopkins Center, P.A." Retrieved November 25, 2020.
- "Paul Chaney". Invest in ME Research. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
- 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
- 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