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Fellows of the American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT) 2018

Nahar D. Alruwaili, MBBS, FACMT

ALRUWAILI.jpgDr. Nahar Alruwaili is pediatric emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist. He trained in medical toxicology at Emory University. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric emergency medicine. He also received pediatric emergency training from University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children .He is associate professor of pediatrics at Al Faisal University School of Medicine. He serves as director of Medical Toxicology section at Saudi National Emergency Departments Support Program. He is also working as pediatric emergency attending physician at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. Dr Nahar served as program director of pediatric emergency fellowship at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His research interest is pediatric poisoning.




Wui Ling Chan, M.B.B.S, FACMT


Dr. Wui Ling Chan is a Senior Consultant in the Emergency Department of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. She is also one of the clinical toxicologists providing toxicological consultation services in the hospital. She contributes to the local and regional toxicology development as a Board Member of the following societies: 1) Toxicology Society, Singapore, 2) Section of Clinical Toxicologists (College of Emergency Medicine, Singapore) and 3) Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT). She is involved in the training and preparedness for chemical incidents through her role in the national disaster site medical command team. Her clinical and research interests are in recreational drugs toxicity, prescription medicine misuse, disaster preparedness and management of chemical incidents.


Joseph D’Orazio, MD, FACMT

DORAZIO.jpgJoseph D’Orazio, MD is an assistant professor at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and works in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. Dr. D’Orazio serves as Temple University Hospital’s only medical toxicologist providing inpatient bedside consultation. He trained at Drexel University for medical school, emergency medicine residency, and medical toxicology fellowship. He previously served as the medical toxicology division director and program director for the medical toxicology fellowship at Einstein Medical Center. 





David H. Jang, MD, FACMT

JANG.JPGDavid H. Jang, MD, MSc or DJ is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Medical Toxicology and Critical Care Medicine (ResCCU). DJ attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine followed by an emergency medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh and a medical toxicology fellowship at New York University. After completing his medical toxicology fellowship, DJ stayed on as faculty at NYU to obtain his MSc in translational research focusing on cardiovascular toxicity from poisoning. DJ then arrived at Penn in 2014 to complete a NHLBI K12 program and is now currently faulty at Penn. DJ’s research interest is in studying the interaction of mitochondrial bioenergetics and dynamics in the area of acute toxicologic poisoning with the combination of high resolution respirometry and microscopy using human blood cells. DJ is currently taking a translational approach studying the mitochondria at a cell-based level all the way to the clinical setting actively enrolling patients with these acute medical conditions with the goal to develop better prognostic measures with application for mitochondrial-directed therapy.

Nancy G. Murphy, MD, FACMT

MURPHY.jpgNancy G. Murphy, MD, FACMT is an Assistant Professor of emergency medicine at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada and board certified medical toxicologist. She completed her fellowship in medical toxicology at UCSF in 2005 and since then has served as medical director of the IWK Regional Poison Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her main area of interest and research is antidote stocking and distribution: she and a small group of pharmacists and nurses implemented a province-wide antidote program that ensures appropriate and timely access to antidotes in emergency departments across Nova Scotia. She is actively involved in teaching residents in emergency medicine, critical care, pediatrics, and internal medicine as well as medical students.

Rittirak Othong, MD, FACMT


Dr. Rittirak Othong is the Emergency Medicine Program Director and Medical Toxicologist at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his training in Post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Emory University/Georgia Poison Center and graduated in 2012. He has joined the ACMT ToxIC Registry since 2013 as an international member and as a full-member since January 2017. His research interests are about drug-induced QT prolongation, envenomation (green pit viper and centipede), and recreational drug abuse in adolescents and young adults.


Joseph Rasimas, MD, PhD, FACMT

RASIMAS.JPGDr. Rasimas attended the University of Scranton and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in biochemistry, mathematics, and philosophy. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at Penn State University, earning a Ph.D. in chemical biology (2002) and M.D. (2003). Upon graduation from the Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Rasimas matriculated to psychiatry residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outstanding Resident Award in 2005 and was a clinical fellow at the NIMH, training in consultation-liaison psychiatry, bioethics, and clinical research. Dr. Rasimas has studied psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Washington School of Psychiatry. He served as a C/L psychiatrist for Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and remains an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine for the Penn State College of Medicine, there. He completed the critical care based medical toxicology fellowship at Penn State, obtained board certification in addiction medicine, and then returned to NIMH to join the Undiagnosed Diseases Program and the Intramural Research Program to oversee clinical trials in mood and anxiety disorders. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and a Laughlin Fellow with membership in the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Rasimas is now at Hennepin County Medical Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he focuses on acute psychosomatic care and bioethics, and serves the residency and fellowship programs in psychiatry and toxicology. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, pursuing an academic medical career at the interface of psychosomatic medicine, medical toxicology, and psychodynamic psychotherapy with a primary clinical interest in the phenomenology of suicide.

Mark Sutter, MD, FACMT


Mark Sutter is a Professor and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California. Dr. Sutter serves as the Division Director for medical toxicology and previously for 8 years as the fellowship program director. In these roles, he administratively managed the clinical division and focused on educating future toxicologists.

Dr. Sutter is originally from Lodi, California which is an agricultural community near Sacramento.  Before returning to the University of California, Davis, he completed his medical toxicology fellowship at the Emory University/ US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.


Andrew Topliff, MD, FACMT

topliff.jpgDr. Topliff attended medical school at University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He then completed an Emergency Medicine Residency and a Toxicology fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center. He has since boarded in Addiction Medicine. He is involved in education of toxicology fellows which is one of his passions. He also serves the Native American population mostly treating opioid and methamphetamine addiction.

Anselm Wong, MBBS, FACMT

WONG.JPGAnselm Wong is an emergency physician and clinical toxicologist at the Austin Hospital and the Victorian Poisons Information Centre in Melbourne, Australia where he also completed his toxicology fellowship. He also consults for the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre and Monash Health in Australia. He is a senior lecturer for the University of Melbourne and Monash University, Australia and is passionate about improving the risk assessment and management of acetaminophen poisoning, the subject of his PhD (National Health and Medical Research Council Scholar). Other research interests include therapeutics and management of complications from cannabis use and global toxicology education. For that reason, he has helped found and lead the Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP) (, run through the International Section of the ACMT.