Mark Mycyk, MD, FACMT, FACEP
Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Mark Mycyk found his way to medicine after obtaining a degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center, a fellowship in medical toxicology at the Toxikon Consortium and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and currently serves as the Research Director at the Toxikon Consortium. His current scholarly work focuses on NEW (non-traditional, emerging, and web-based) drugs of abuse and innovative ways of disseminating scholarship.
Anne-Michelle Ruha, MD, FACMT
Senior Associate Editor
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Dr. Ruha has served as the Director for the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program for ten years. After training in emergency medicine, she completed a medical toxicology fellowship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Her clinical practice focuses on the acute care of poisoned patients. Her primary area of interest and research is in rattlesnake and scorpion envenomations. She has authored many chapters in Medical Toxicology textbooks and has over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Ruha has served on the ACMT Board of Directors since 2009, and she is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the College. She is also a member of the Medical Toxicology Subboard of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Brief Toxicology Communications
Howard Greller, MD, FACMT
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Attending Physician, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Medical Toxicology
New York, NY
Dr. Greller received his BA from Yale University and his MD from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the New York University School of Medicine / New York City Poison Control Center. He served as the Chairman of the ACMT Website Committee for seven years, overseeing the development, design, implementation and transition of the ACMT website (www.acmt.net). He launched the Enduring Education committee, dedicated to the enhancement, preservation and advancement of the educational efforts for the college. He is the moderator and administrator of the Forum of ACMT, the College’s online discussion board. Dr. Greller has served as a member of the Board of Directors of both ACMT and the Medical Toxicology Foundation. He has worked closely with other committee chairs and board members to foster educational goals, such as the Innovative Teaching Award, which is an unrestricted grant for innovations in medical toxicology education. He works closely with the Public Affairs Committee of ACMT, engaging with the public through the “Ask A Toxicologist” program. Dr. Greller’s vision is to “make ACMT, and the information possessed by medical toxicologists, more accessible in the world of medicine.”
Patient Safety Section
Jeanmarie Perrone, MD, FACMT
Director of Medical Toxicology, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Perrone is the Director of Medical Toxicology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an Attending Physician in an urban academic emergency department where she teaches emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Her research interests have focused on drugs of abuse and more recently on the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. She has lectured nationally and published in NEJM and JAMA on identifying opioid misuse. She is a consultant to both FDA and CDC on methods to track and evaluate concerns regarding prescription opioids.
Michael Hodgman, MD, FACMT
Upstate New York Poison Center
Michael Hodgman has been a consultant to the Upstate New York Poison Center for 12 years and for the past year has served as Program Director of the newly created Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Much like his experience now with the nascent fellowship program in Syracuse, he was the first fellow to complete a Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. His interests include critical care toxicology, drugs of abuse and medical education. Outside the workplace, his pursuits include running and cycling.
Toxicology Case Files
Jeffrey Suchard, MD, FACMT
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Director of Medical Toxicology
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
CDC Tox Report
Joshua Schier, MD, FACMT
Lead (Acting), Environmental Toxicology Team
Associate Director, Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship Health Studies Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC Section of Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Dr Schier completed medical school at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, an Emergency Medicine Residency at Cooper Medical Center, NJ in 2001 and a Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the New York City Poison Center/Bellevue Medical Center in 2003. Since 2003, Dr Schier has served as a Medical Toxicologist in the Health Studies Branch of the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC. He is currently the Acting Lead of the Environmental Toxicology Team (ETT) which is charged with various surveillance, response, preparedness and training/education responsibilities. The ETT coordinates and manages national surveillance activities for chemical, radiological and select infectious agents via the National Poison Data System in close collaboration with the American Association of Poison Centers. The ETT provides medical toxicology subject matter expertise for state health departments, CDC and other countries in numerous ways such as providing outbreak investigation support. Other activities include a national initiative to enhance collaboration between poison centers and state health departments and training medical toxicology fellows in the fundamentals of public health practice for the Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship. Dr Schier has published more than 30 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and authored more than another 30 publications such as book chapters, MMWR articles and such. He is on staff at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA where he attends in the Toxicology Clinic and Consult Service and provides medical back-up for the GA Poison Center. Dr Schier earned an MPH in Epidemiology at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health in 2012 and spends any free time he might have with his children and wife.
Wilson Rumbeiha, BVM, PhD, DABVT, DABT
Professor of Veterinary Toxicology
Iowa State University
Wilson Rumbeiha is the Editor of the Veterinary Toxicology Section for JMT. Dr Rumbeiha is a 1982 graduate of Makerere University, Kampala Uganda (BVM) and of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada in 1991 (PhD). After a completing a Residency/Post doc at Kansas State University in 1993, Dr Rumbeiha joined Industry, where he served as Staff Scientist at Embro Corporation in Minneapolis, MN, and then Study Director, Comparative Toxicology Division, White Sands Research Center, Alamogordo, NM.
Following a short stint in industry Dr Rumbeiha worked as a Clinical Toxicologist at Michigan State University from January 1996 to August 2011where he rose from the rank of Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, in the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation. He also served as the Section Chief of Toxicology in the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, at the same time. In August 2011 Dr Rumbeiha joined Iowa State University where he is currently serving as a Professor of Veterinary Toxicology in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM). He is Board-certified both by the American Board of Toxicology (ABT) and by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). He has held and continues to serve in various professional leadership positions.
David Jang, MD, MSc
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jang obtained his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2006. He then completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 followed by a medical toxicology fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine. Upon completion of his medical toxicology fellowship, Dr. Jang obtained his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Investigation with a concentration in translational research from the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Prior research interest include treatment of shock from cardiovascular drug poisoning investigating agents such as methylene blue and high-insulin therapy in various experimental models. Dr. Jang is currently a NHLBI K12 Research Scholar in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jang's current research interest is the application of cytoplasmic hybrids (cybrids) to study mitochondrial dysfunction with acquired mitochondrial inhibition specifically focused in the cardiovascular system.
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Daniel Brooks, MD, FACMT
Co-Medical Director, Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center
Department of Medical Toxicology
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Dan Brooks trained in Emergency Medicine (University of Pittsburgh) and then completed a medical toxicology fellowship (in Phoenix). Since then, he has served as Medical Director for 3 different poison centers over the past 10 years. His clinical practice focuses on the acute care of poisoned patients. He is also active in his department’s clinic and outpatient evaluation services. When not working, he can be found throughout Phoenix chasing his wife on single-track or running trails.
Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
Dr. Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and also the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in his department. He is the Director of the Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at NYU and the New York City Poison Control Center. Dr. Nelson has served as Chair of the Medical Toxicology Subboard, the board certifying organization for medical toxicologists. In addition to his role as an editor of Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies, now in its 10th edition, Dr. Nelson’s educational and research interests focus on opioid-related issues, alcohol withdrawal, medication safety, and cost/benefit and societal issues in pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Nelson was elected to the ACMT Board of Directors in 2002. He served as President from 2010 to 2012, and has had leadership roles on multiple ACMT committees.
Kavita Babu, MD, FACMT
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Dr. Kavita Babu is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology at the University of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University where she also did her residency, followed by her Medical Toxicology Fellowship training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has served as a faculty member both at UMass Medical School, and the Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. Dr. Babu rejoined the UMass faculty in 2012 as the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program Director.
Kristin Engebretsen, PharmD, DABAT
Clinical Toxicologist, Regions Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
St. Paul, MN
Kristin Engebretsen is a Board Certified Clinical Toxicologist currently practicing at Regions Hospital in the Emergency Medicine Department. She received her doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of MN and then completed a toxicology residency at Ramsey Hospital. Her research has focused on poison induced cardiovascular shock and excited delirium. She currently takes call for Minneapolis and St. Paul Children’s Hospitals for drug overdoses and is a Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Dr. Engebretsen and her fellow recently obtained funding inn 2014 from HealthPartners to continue their research on High Dose Insulin and Vasopressor therapy. Dr. Engebretsen and Dr. Cole also recently won the international AACT 2013 Research Award for their pre-hospital study on Ketamine in the agitated patient. Dr. Engebretsen is dedicated to the field of toxicology and spends much time working on a national level as incoming President of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT) 2014, an affiliate member liaison for ACMT, and is a fellow of AACT (American Academy of Clinical Toxicology). Dr. Engebretsen also sits on the ABAT education committee and is a member of the ABAT credentialing and scientific affairs committee and the AACT education committee. Dr. Engebretsen is decision editor for the Journal of Medical Toxicology and serves as a reviewer for the journal of Clinical Toxicology.
Andis Graudins, MB, BS, PhD, FACEM, FACMT
Director of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology Research
Southern Clinical School of Monash University
Professor Andis Graudins (MB BS, PhD, FACEM, FACMT) is a Clinical Toxicologist, Emergency Physician and Director of Toxicology Training at Monash Health in Melbourne, Australia. He is also the Director of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology Research at Monash Health and the Southern Clinical School of Monash University. He has a specific research interests in assessment of novel treatments in cardiovascular drug poisoning and paracetamol poisoning as well as investigation of intranasal analgesia delivery in the ED. Professor Graudins is also a consultant toxicologist with the New South Wales and Victorian Poisons Information Centres.
Eric Lavonas, MD, FACMT
Associate Director and Fellowship Program Director
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Eric Lavonas is Associate Director and fellowship Program Director at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver. A native of upstate New York, he completed emergency medicine residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and medical toxicology fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center. His research interests include antivenoms, carbon monoxide poisoning, clinical trials, and cost-quality relationships in hospital pharmacy operations. When not at work, he can be found chasing his children through the great Colorado outdoors.
Michael Levine, MD, FACMT
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Levine, a Southern California native, completed medical school in Chicago, and residency in emergency medicine at the Brigham and Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Following residency, he completed his medical toxicology fellowship at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. Currently, he is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, and also continues to attend part time on the in-patient toxicology service at Good Samaritan in Phoenix.
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT
Medical Director, Occupational Health Services
Section Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology
Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Associate Medical Director, CT Poison Control Center
Hartford Hospital and University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hartford, CT and Farmington, CT
Dr. McKay is a medical toxicologist at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he has been the Associate Medical Director of the CT Poison Control Center for the last 20 years. After primary training in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, he completed Medical Toxicology preceptorships at the Rocky Mountain and New York Poison Control Centers. He is the Director of the Toxicology Fellowship at UCONN. Dr. McKay also directs a toxicology consult service at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). As Medical Director of Occupational Health Services for Hartford Hospital and CCMC, he also evaluates questions of workplace safety and toxic exposure for their 9,000 employees. Dr. McKay’s research interests and publications are in the areas of laboratory utilization in toxicology and risk communication. He has served on the ACMT Board of Directors since 2007 and has helped lead ACMT’s participation in CDC and DHS contracts. When he is not working, Dr. McKay also enjoys scuba diving and distance running.
Daniel Rusyniak, MD, FACMT
Dan Rusyniak is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and a Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Neurology. He serves as the Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests focus on neurotoxicology. As part of this he studies the mechanisms of drug-induced and exertional heat stroke. Along with Howard Greller, he is the host of the JMT Podcast.
Mark Su, MD, MPH
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
Mark is currently the Director of the New York City Poison Control Center an attending physician in the NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center Emergency Department. His a graduate of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his Emergency Medicine training at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY and Fellowship Training in Medical Toxicology at the New York City Poison Control Center. His current research interests focus mostly on synthetic cannabinoids and the epidemiology of poisoning.
Milton Tenenbein, MD, FACMT
University of Manitoba, Children's Hospital
Dr. Tenenbein is a practicing pediatrician and toxicologist at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba. He is currently a Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Internal Medicine and of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. In the past he served as the Director of Emergency Services at Children’s Hospital and as the Director of the Manitoba Poison Control Centre for over three decades.
Dr. Tenenbein graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine in 1973. He did his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg and at the Isaack Walton Killam Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He obtained certification in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and in Toxicology from the American Board of Medical Toxicology. He began his practice of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 1977 and is one of the founders of that sub-specialty in Canada.
Trevonne Thompson, MD, FACMT
Associate Editor of Fellows-in-Training Program
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Trevonne Thompson attended Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans followed by medical school at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital (now Stroger Hospital of Cook County) and fellowship at the Toxikon Consortium Medical Toxicology Fellowship in Chicago. He is currently an emergency physician and medical toxicologist at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, where he leads the medical toxicology consultation service. He is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the associate director of the Division of Medical Toxicology within the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is a faculty member of the Toxikon Consortium and works closely with the Illinois Poison Center.
Richard Wang, MD, FACMT
Senior Medical Officer
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Richard Wang is a medical officer at the Division of Laboratory Sciences / National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at Michigan State University, Lansing, MI. Dr. Wang went on to complete a fellowship in medical toxicology at Bellevue Medical Center, New York University School of Medicine and New York City Poison Control Center, New York, NY. He is board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology.
Dr. Wang provides medical interpretation of biomonitoring data, and consultation with others in the field to enhance the understanding of human toxicology. Dr. Wang served as the principal investigator for the U.S. component of the Third World Health Organization-Coordinated Survey of Human Milk for Persistent Organic Pollutants and for studies on sampling and analytical detection of environmental chemicals in human milk, the distribution of chemicals from blood into milk, and the concentration of selected chemicals in unique populations. In addition, he participates on several national and federal committees and working groups, and serves as the chairperson of the Division of Laboratory Sciences Safety Committee at CDC.
Dr. Wang received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service for his responses to the World Trade Center event and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. He is a past Chair of Toxicology Section of American College of Emergency Physicians and has been named a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and of the American College of Medical Toxicology.
David Wood, BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FBPharmacolS, FACMT
Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's Health Partners
King's College London
Dr David Wood has been a Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist at Guy's and St THomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's Health Partners, London, UK since 2007. He trained at the University of Bristol graduating with honours in 1997, and then after initial postgraduate training undertook joint specialist training in general (internal) medicine and clinical pharmacology and therpeutics with a specialist interest in clinical toxicology. His specialist clinical and research interest is in the field of recreational drugs and novel psychoactive substances ("legal highs"), particularly in the epidemiology of their use and the associated acute toxicity. He is an expert adviser to the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in these areas. He has published 25 peer-reviewed reviews and editorials and 86 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and has given numerous invited keynote lectures at both clinical toxicology and other medical / scientific conferences.
Fellow-in Training Members
Rachel Wightman, MD: New York University/Bellevue
Bio coming soon
Past Fellow-in-Training Members of JMT
2015-2016: Gillian Beauchamp, MD - Oregon Health and Science University
Peter Chai, MD - University of Massachusetts
2014-2015: Rebecca Bruccoleri, MD - Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Boston, MA
2013-2014: Navneet Cheema, MD - Toxikon Consortium, Chicago, IL
2013-2014: Mark Neavyn, MD - UMass, Worcester, MA
2012-2013: Patrick Lank, MD - Toxikon Consortium, Chicago, IL
2012-2013: Aaron Skolnik, MD - Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ
2011-2012: Christine Murphy, MD - Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
2010-2011: David Jang, MD - NYCPCC, New York, NY
JMT Advisory Board
William Banner, Jr., MD, PhD, FACMT (Oklahoma City, OK)
Kenneth Kulig, MD, FACMT (Denver, CO)
Steven Marcus, MD (Newark, NJ)
James R. Roberts, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FACMT (Philadelphia, PA)
JMT Past Editor-in-Chiefs
Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT
Chris Tomaszewski, MD, FACMT
Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, FACMT
President: Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT
Vice-President: Anne-Michelle Ruha, MD, FACMT
Secretary/Treasurer: Louise Kao, MD, FACMT
Past-President: Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT
ACMT Board of Directors
Diane Calello, MD, FACMT
Bryan Judge, MD, FACMT
Ziad Kazzi, MD, FACMT
William Kerns, II, MD, FACMT