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Fellows of the American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT) 2015

 

Shaun D. Carstairs, MD, FACEP, FACMT

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Shaun D. Carstairs, MD is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA (NMCSD), and is an Associate Professor of Military & Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  He completed his residency in emergency medicine at NMCSD in 2005 and his fellowship in medical toxicology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2010.  He has previously served both as emergency department chairman and emergency medicine residency program director.  In addition to his time at NMCSD, he also serves as volunteer faculty at the UCSD medical toxicology fellowship program.  Dr. Carstairs' research interests include rattlesnake envenomation, poisonous plants, and other natural toxins.

Yaron Finkelstein, MD, ABCP(Dip.), FACMT

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Dr. Yaron Finkelstein is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto, and a Clinician-Investigator faculty at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He served as a visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Boston (2008-2010). Dr. Finkelstein completed medical school at Tel-Aviv University, followed by pediatrics residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. He did medical toxicology training at the Chicago Toxikon, University of Illinois followed by a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Hospital for Sick Children, and is American board-certified in Clinical Pharmacology.

Dr. Finkelstein’s research focus is in pediatric toxicology and drug safety in the acute care setting, focusing on toxico-surveillance and epidemiology and pharmacogenomic aspects of drug toxicity in children, and has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Since 2011, he serves on ACMT's Research Committee and ACMT's Toxicology Investigator Consortium (ToxIC) Steering Committee. He is one of the six faculty investigators on ACMT's PEHSU grant by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Finkelstein is the recipient of the ACMT 2013 Award for Outstanding Contribution in Medical Toxicology Research. 

  

Jason B. Hack, MD, FACMT

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Jason B. Hack, MD, is an Associate Professor and board certified emergency physician and medical toxicologist at Brown University, in Providence, RI.  He completed his emergency medicine residency at Bellevue/NYU Center in New York City, after finishing medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY.  He then completed his medical toxicology fellowship at the New York City Poison Control Center.  Prior to returning to the Northeast to become the Director of the Medical Toxicology Division at Brown, he was the Associate Chief for the Medical Toxicology Division at East Carolina University for 9 years.  

His many emergency medicine and medical toxicology interests include exploring novel antidotes, care and assessment of patients with alcohol related illness, venomous snake bite therapy, and cardioactive glycosides.   

  

In-Hei Hahn, MD, FACMT

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In-Hei Hahn, MD is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist in New York City.  She is working as an attending in the Departments of Emergency Medicine at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and at New York University-Cobble Hill. Also Dr. Hahn works as the expedition medical officer for the American Museum of Natural History. She completed medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her fellowship in medical toxicology at New York University/Bellevue and the New York City Poison Control Center. 

She is currently working on her diploma as a Fellow of Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) under the Wilderness Medicine Society to further advance her interests in expedition medicine and toxicology.

 

 

David Johnson, MD, FACMT

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Dr. David Johnson is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Physiology & Pharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and Senior Medical Director, Alberta Health Services, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 1984, completed pediatrics training at the University of Utah (Primary Children's Hospital) in 1987, and a fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto (Hospital for Sick Children) in 1991.  He was recruited to Calgary in 1995, and works clinically as a pediatric emergency physician at the Alberta Children's Hospital, and as a medical toxicologist at the Alberta Poison and Drug Information Service.

Dr. Johnson's primary research interests focus on the management of common respiratory illnesses (croup, bronchiolitis, and asthma), and has published several large multi-centre randomized controlled trials assessing the benefit of corticosteroids for both croup and bronchiolitis in the New England Journal of Medicine. A related research interest is in determining how best to translate knowledge into practice. He has completed several large multi-centre studies assessing different strategies for implementing clinical practice guidelines and clinical pathways in Alberta. Dr. Johnson has also published on the management of several common poisonings (such as acetaminophen and salicylate) and other common pediatric emergency medicine topics (such as gastroenteritis and head injury).  

 

Kelly K. Johnson-Arbor, MD, FACMT

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Dr. Johnson-Arbor graduated from Harvard College and attended medical school at Loyola University of Chicago. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2004 and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Connecticut in 2006. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Johnson-Arbor has served as a consultant to the Connecticut Poison Control Center and has worked as a medical toxicologist at Hartford Hospital and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Johnson-Arbor served as Medical Director of the Hartford Hospital Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, where she performed clinical research and teaching on the subject of carbon monoxide poisoning. She has worked closely with local and national media outlets to optimize public awareness of the importance of carbon monoxide poisoning prevention. She is also a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society’s Clinical Practice Guideline committee on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

Allyson Kreshak, MD, FACMT

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Allyson Kreshak, MD, is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist at the University of California San Diego. She attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College and completed her emergency medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  She completed her medical toxicology fellowship at the University of California San Diego.  Her academic interests are in medication safety and patient safety.

 

Jennifer A. Lowry, MD, FACMT

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Jennifer Lowry attended medical school at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion and Rapid City, South Dakota.  Subsequently, she completed a Pediatric Residency and Clinical Pharmacology/Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, MO.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and Medical Toxicology.  She spent 5 years at the University of Kansas Medical Center as the Medical Director to the University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center.  Currently, she is the Chief for the Section of Clinical Toxicology at Children’s Mercy Hospital and an Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine.  She continues to serve as a toxicologist for the KUH-PCC. 

She has served as the Director for the Mid-America Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit for EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska) since its inception in 2002 and as a medical toxicology liaison to the Region 7 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.  She is a current member of the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chair-Elect for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Environmental Health. 

She is a frequently invited lecturer on pediatric toxicology and environmental exposures in the region.  In addition, she has been Co-Director to multiple courses on toxicology and pediatric environmental health.   

 

Sean Patrick Nordt, MD, PharmD, FACMT 

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Sean Patrick Nordt is a board-certified Emergency Physician, dual-boarded Toxicologist, and a Pharmacist. He is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California in the Section of Toxicology.

He received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Saint John’s University, School of Pharmacy in New York where he was introduced to toxicology at Bellevue Hospital and the New York City Poison Control Center. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Toxicology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). At UCSD he became the Associate Director of the California Poison Control System-San Diego and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of UCSD School of Medicine and also Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at UCSF. He then received his Medical Degree from University College Dublin. He completed an internship in both emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Maryland and completed his residency in emergency medicine and fellowship in Medical Toxicology at UCSD where he was also faculty before moving to USC. 

 

Alberto Perez, MD, FACEP, FACMT

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Alberto Perez is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC). He serves as the Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at the UCHC since 2012 and has served as a consultant for the Connecticut Poison Control Center since 2004.  He is an Assistant Professor at UCHC and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Connecticut.

Dr Perez completed an emergency medicine residency and medical toxicology fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

 

Silas W. Smith, MD, FACMT

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Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology at the NYU School of Medicine. He currently serves as Chief of its Section on Quality, Safety, and Practice Innovation. He is the Associate Director for the Fellowship in Medical Toxicology and also directs the Kenneth and JoAnn G. Wellner Fellowship in Emergency Department Safety and Quality.

Dr. Smith completed emergency medicine residency and medical toxicology fellowship at NYU/Bellevue and the New York City Poison Control Center, following service as a Naval Flight Surgeon. He completed the American Hospital Association-National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship in 2014. Since joining the faculty in 2008, he has been active in emergency medicine, toxicology, and patient safety as an attending clinician at Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center and the New York City Poison Control Center.

 

 

 

Sam J. Stellpflug, MD, FACMT

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 Sam Stellpflug, MD is the Director of the Regions Hospital Clinical Toxicology Service (Saint Paul, MN) and the Twin Cities Med Tox Fellowship.  He also practices, teaches, and learns as a faculty physician in the Regions Department of Emergency Medicine.  He provides consultation for the Minnesota Poison Control System, and his academic appointment is through the University of Minnesota Medical School.  Following medical school at the University of Wisconsin he completed a residency in emergency medicine at Regions Hospital and then the medical toxicology fellowship in the Twin Cities, a joint effort between the Regions Hospital / HealthPartners and the Minnesota Poison Control System.  Sam's main research interest is in treatment of poison-induced cardiogenic shock, among other things.

 

David J. Vearrier, MD, MPH, FACMT

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Dr. Vearrier earned his Medical Degree at the University of California San Diego and his Master of Public Health at Drexel University School of Public Health. He completed his fellowship in medical toxicology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He is dual board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology. He currently serves as an assistant professor and as the medical toxicology fellowship director and the medical toxicology clerkship director at Drexel University College of Medicine. Within ACMT, he serves on the fellowship director’s committee, has developed online classroom modules and is active in ACMT-based research. 

 

 

Michael Young, DO, FACMT

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Michael Young is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to Albert Einstein for his Emergency Medicine residency and University of California, San Diego for his Medical Toxicology Fellowship.  Dr Young is board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. He currently practices at Kaiser Permanent San Jose Medical Center and is one of the founding members of the Regional Toxicology Consult service for all of Northern California Kaiser Medical Centers. Dr Young also is a volunteer clinical faculty at University of California, San Francisco and the California Poison Control System, San Francisco.