Fellows of the American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT) 2017
Maryann Amirshahi, MD, MPH, PharmD, FACMT
Maryann Amirshahi completed her PharmD at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, followed by medical school at Temple University. She completed her emergency medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, medical toxicology fellowship at the George Washington University, and clinical pharmacology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center. She also received an MPH from the George Washington University focusing on environmental and occupational health. She is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, addiction medicine, and clinical pharmacology. She is an Assistant Professor of emergency medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and practices clinically at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center. She serves as a toxicology consultant for the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and the National Capital Poison Center. Her research interests include medication safety, medical toxicology, and prescription drug abuse.
Heather Borek, MD, FACMT
Heather Borek, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from UVA, then attended medical school at the University of Connecticut. She returned to UVA for her Emergency Medicine Residency and Toxicology Fellowship training. Dr. Borek currently serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Blue Ridge Poison Center as well as the Associate Fellowship Director. Her interests include wilderness medicine, education, and natural toxins.
Jennie Buchanan, MD, FACMT
Jennie A. Buchanan received her BS in Environmental Sciences from UC Santa Barbara, medical degree from UC San Diego and then completed her residency and fellowship training in Denver, CO at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine and Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center. She has been a faculty member at Denver Health and Hospital Authority in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center since 2009. Currently she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at CU SOM, the Associate Program Director for the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, and the SANE Physician Advisor. Here academic and research interests include cocaine, levamisole, graduate medical/medical toxicology education, and sexual assault care as it pertains to drug facilitated sexual assault.
Jarrett Burns, DO, FACMT
I was born and raised in New York City. I went to Boston College for my undergraduate education. I returned to NY to attend NYCOM for medical school. I completed my residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship training in Medical Toxicology at UMass Med School.
I am currently an assistant professor at UMass Medical School and continue to educate medical students, residents and fellows in Worcester, MA. I am the Secretary of the medical staff and Associate Chief of the Emergency Department at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, MA. I perform bedside toxicology consults at both the Southbridge and Webster campuses of Harrington Memorial Hospital. I am an active member of the governmental affairs committee of the Massachusetts chapter of ACEP. Currently we are campaigning to bring an end to the boarding of psychiatric patients in emergency departments across the state. I am a lead member of the South Central Massachusetts Opioid Working Group actively involved in fighting the opioid crisis in our community. I really enjoy sports, cooking, and travelling when I am not working clinically.
Nathan Charlton, MD, FACMT
Nathan Charlton is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia. Following residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina / Palmetto Health Richland fellowship in Medical Toxicology at University of Virginia, he joined the faculty at UVA in 2009. He serves as the Program Director for the Medical Toxicology fellowship and one of the Assistant Program Directors for the Emergency Medicine residency. He also serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Blue Ridge Poison Center, Chair of the UVA Drug Shortage Task Force, member of the University of Virginia Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and serves on Virginia’s Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He has been involved in evaluation of international first aid guidelines and research with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, the American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross. Research interests include timber rattlesnake envenomation, first aid, and sedation of the acutely agitated poisoned patient.
Jon Cole, MD, FACMT
Jon B Cole, MD, is Medical Director of the Minnesota Poison Control System, a core faculty emergency physician at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), and a Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at HCMC and his fellowship in medical toxicology at Regions Hospital and the Hennepin Regional Poison Center/Minnesota Poison Control System. His research interests include sedation of patients with acute undifferentiated agitation, the use of high dose insulin in poison-induced cardiogenic shock, and medication management.
Shaun Greene, MBBS, FACMT
Shaun Greene is the Medical Director of the Victorian Poisons Information Centre, Director of Clinical Toxicology Austin Health (Melbourne), and consultant clinical toxicologist at the NSW Poisons Information Centre. He is an Emergency Physician, having undertaken training in Australasia and the United Kingdom. He undertook his training in clinical toxicology in London, and completed a Masters in Medical Toxicology at Cardiff University. His active research interests include hospital and community interventions designed to limit prescription pharmaceutical related harm, and remote toxicology education. He has participated in state based community programs including real-time prescription monitoring, medicinal cannabis, community naloxone and prescription opioid harm reduction interventions.
John Kashani, DO, FACMT
Dr. Kashani completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey and his medical toxicology training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona. He is board Certified in both Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine. He served as the assistant director of the New Jersey Poison Center and developed the first hospital based Medical Toxicology consultation service in New Jersey at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center in Patterson, New Jersey. He is the Director of Toxicology services at St. Josephs and a staff toxicologist at the New Jersey Poison Center.
Heather Long, MD, FACMT
Dr. Heather Long is board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology. She attended Cornell University for her undergraduate degree, and after living in Japan for a couple of years, went to New York Medical College. She did her residency at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx and her medical toxicology fellowship at NYU-Bellevue. She started the fellowship in medical toxicology at North Shore University Hospital and then headed north. She is now the director of medical toxicology at Albany Medical Center and serves as a consulting toxicologist with the Upstate New York Poison Center at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She serves on her hospital’s pharmacy and therapeutics committee and is active in medical student and resident education, particularly in the area of medical simulation.
Derrick Lung, MD, MPH, FACMT
Derrick Lung, MD, MPH, FACMT is currently practicing emergency medicine at San Mateo Medical Center, where he is optimistic about starting a medical toxicology practice within the upcoming year. He provides quarterly medical toxicology CME content for CEP America, a multi-speciality physician group that includes over 3000 physicians and mid-level providers. He trained at The George Washington University for Emergency Medicine, and the University of California, San Francisco for Medical Toxicology. He has been married to Audrey, a kind, strong, and beautiful woman (and his all-hours' pediatrics consultant), for 10 years. They have 3 boys, ages 7, 5, and 2, to whom he is trying to teach the fine arts of soccer, bike riding, Pokemon Go/TCG, and using the potty.
Jennifer Oakes, MD, FACMT
Dr. Oakes completed her MD at the State University of New York - Upstate Medical University in Syracuse in 2000 and went on to the Harvard residency in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, finishing in 2003. She finished her Medical Toxicology training at the CDC-Emory program in Atlanta in 2005. After fellowship, Dr. Oakes went on to become first the associate director, then medical director of the Nebraska Regional Poison Center in Omaha. In 2009, she moved to British Columbia, Canada, and then in 2012 onto Albany Medical Center, in Upstate NY, where she helped establish a resident didactic rotation in toxicology for the emergency medicine residents and PA fellows, an inpatient toxicology consultation service and an outpatient clinic. During her time in NY she also consulted and taught with the central NY poison center in Syracuse
Currently, she is the Associate Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California and is Associate Clinical Professor at both Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as University of California-Irvine.
Interests include natural toxins including herbals & traditional medicines, plant toxins and toxinology, acute and critical care toxicology, forensics and toxicology history. Currently, Dr. Oakes is enrolled in distance learning coursework at University of Florida to earn her masters in forensic toxicology.
Diane Sauter, MD, FACMT
Diane Sauter, MD is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist. She trained in medical toxicology at NYU with Dr. Lewis Goldfrank. She spent some time as the Associate Medical Director of the NYC Poison Control Center and later the Program Director for the teaching program in emergency medicine at NY Medical College. Dr. Sauter was also the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Greater Southeast Hospital in Washington DC. Currently on the faculty at the Georgetown University Program in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Sauter does much of the toxicology teaching. Additionally, she teaches at the National Capitol Poisons Center. Interests include poisonous and medicinal plants and venomous creatures.
Evan Schwarz, MD, FACMT
Evan Schwarz, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He trained in emergency medicine at Washington University prior to completing his fellowship in medical toxicology at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine. He is also board certified in addiction medicine. Dr. Schwarz is the Section Chief and Fellowship Director for medical toxicology. He has been active in the practice of medical toxicology and presently serves on the ACMT Board of Directors. Outside of toxicology he is active in the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians having served on their board of directors since 2011. He is also an Advisory Dean in the Washington University School of Medicine.
Laura Tormoehlen, MD, FACMT
Laura Tormoehlen, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Emergency Medicine at Indiana University and is board certified in neurology and medical toxicology. She serves part-time as attending toxicologist for the teaching consult service at IU Health. Her clinical neurology work is focused on inpatient service at IU Health Methodist hospital. She also serves as the director of adult neurological services for the IU Academic Health Center, as well as the Associate Program Director for Clinical Competency for the neurology residency.
Dr. Tormoehlen's research and teaching interests include hyperthermic syndromes, toxin-induced seizures and weakness, brain death in the toxicology patient, and drug screening in stroke populations.