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The faculty and course developers are all ACMT members who are board certified and fellowship trained physician medical toxicologists who are members of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT). They have extensive experience directly caring for patients suffering from the ill effects of chemical agents and poisons. ACMT is the major professional organization of physicians specializing in medical toxicology in the United States.

 
Charles A. McKay, MD
Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hartford, CT
 
Dr. McKay is a medical toxicologist at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine.  His primary training and boards are in Internal Medicine (1986) and Emergency Medicine (1989).  Dr. McKay is a diplomat of the ABMT (1991) and the ABEM Toxicology Subboard (1998).   He is the Associate Medical Director of the Connecticut Poison Control Center and the director of the Toxicology Fellowship at UConn which has consultation services at three hospitals and participate in opioid surveillance and medication safety activities. As Medical Director of Occupational Health Services and Medical Review Officer for Hartford Hospital and the Connecticut Children*s Medical Center, he evaluates questions of workplace safety and toxic exposure for our 9,000 employees.
 

 Anthony Pizon, MD
Anthony Pizon, MD, FACMT
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Pizon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He serves as Medical Director of the West Virginia Poison Center and Fellowship Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Pizon received his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio in 2001.  He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2004 and completed his medical toxicology fellowship training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2006. Dr. Pizon is board-certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. 

 
  Cyrus Rangan, MD, FACMT
Medical Toxicologist
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA
 

Paul M. Wax, MD

Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine
University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine
Dallas, TX
 
Dr. Wax is a medical toxicologist and has served as the Executive Director of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) since 2008. He is Clinical Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine/Medical Toxicology) at the University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, TX. As a consultant to the Chemical Security Analysis Center he provides assistance in completing chemical terrorism risk assessments. He is also co-program leader on a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR/CDC) to provide education on environmental toxicology to toxicologists and other health care providers. As Executive Director at ACMT he provides daily management of the association's varied outreach and educational activities.