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Fellows of the American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT) 2019


Badria Al Hatali, MD, FACMT

alhatali.pngDr Al Hatali  is the head of the poison control section,at environmental and occupational health department, at the Ministry of Health in Oman. She also serves as the Middle East and North Africa Association of Medical Toxicology (MENATOX) Treasurer. She is an Acting consultant in the Emergency Medicine Department at Royal Hospital. She graduated from  Oman Medical Specialty Board in 2012 as well as certified by the Arab Emergency Medicine Board. She finished her Post Doctoral Fellowship in medical toxicology at Emory University and the Georgia Poison Center  in Atlanta, GA USA in 2014. She has lectured in countries around the world and has awards to her credit. Dr Al Hatali often teaches at the Oman Medical Speciality Board in Oman and has a true passion for Toxicology. 

Robert Cannon, DO, FACMT

cannon.jpgDr. Cannon is an Assistant Professor of medicine at University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine, the academic affiliation of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). His clinical practice at LVHN includes emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. Dr. Cannon attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by an emergency medicine residency at LVHN and medical toxicology fellowship at Banner – University Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. After helping to establish a medical toxicology consult service at LVHN, Dr. Cannon became the founding and current Program Director of its medical toxicology fellowship. His passions lie with the education of future toxicologists and advocacy for the importance of the bedside medical toxicologist.  

Michael Darracq, MD, FACMT


Mike Darracq is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and practices Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at UCSF-Fresno.  His professional interests include toxicology education of residents and medical students, novel antidotal therapy, novel psychoactive substance diagnosis, treatment, and trafficking, and novel diagnostic testing in emergency and toxicology patients.

Dr. Darracq is originally from San Diego, California and completed  Medical School and EM residency at UC Davis.  Prior to completion of a Medical Toxicology Fellowship at UCSD, Dr. Darracq served on Active Duty with the United States Navy including deployment to Afghanistan as an emergency medicine physician mentor to the Afghan National Army.


Timur Durrani, MD, FACMT

durrani.jpgDr. Timur S. Durrani earned his Medical Degree from the University of Arizona, where he also earned his Master of Public Health. He is a graduate of the UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency and the UCSF Medical Toxicology Fellowship. He holds board certifications in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Timur S. Durrani is the Medical Director of Health Services at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Assistant Medical Director for the San Francisco Division of the California Poison Control Center and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where he holds appointments in the Department of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Department of Family Medicine. His academic interests including occupational and environmental toxicology of adults and children.  

Blake Froberg, MD, FACMT

froberg.jpgBlake Froberg is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.  After completion of his training in 2007 he has worked as a medical toxicologist, pediatric hospitalist, and as an associate medical director of the Indiana Poison Center. 

Melissa Gittinger, DO, FACMT

Gittinger_Melissa_H_Headshot.jpgMelissa Gittinger, DO is an Assistant Professor at Emory University in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Medical Toxicology. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences followed by an emergency medicine residency at Indiana University. After completion of her medical toxicology fellowship at Emory University in 2014, she became a faculty member at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington in the Division of Emergency Medicine. In 2017 she returned to Emory University where she is the director of the medical toxicology clerkship and core faculty for the Emory/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Toxicology Fellowship. Her areas of interest and research include medical education and trainee mentoring, emerging illicit drugs of abuse and health policy. She is actively involved in teaching fellows, residents, medical students and ancillary staff in multiple specialties throughout medicine.

Lewis Hardison, Jr., DO, MPH, FACMT

Dr_Lewis_Hardison_copy.jpgDr. Hardison completed a fellowship program in Medical Toxicology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2014. He is a Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina. He works clinically as an attending physician at Palmetto Health Richland where he is the Director of the Medical Toxicology Sub-Specialty tract for the Emergency Medicine program. He is the Assistant Medical Director of the Palmetto Poison Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He and his wife Tina have two children, Lewis and Anna.  

Christopher Hoyte, MD, FACMT


Christopher Hoyte, MD is the Associate Medical Director and Fellowship Director of the Rocky Mountain Poison Center. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Section of Medical Toxicology. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Medical Toxicology Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital. He attended Princeton University receiving his undergraduate degree in molecular biology. He completed his medical toxicology fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colorado. His area of research interest is in the use of athletic performance enhancing drugs.


Quang Thuan Le, MD, PhD, FACMT

thuan.jpgDr. Le Quang Thuan is working at the Poison Control Center (PCC) of Bach Mai hospital - a multi-field medical facility in Hanoi and is considered as one of the largest in Vietnam. He received his PhD in Clinical Medicine from 108 Institute of Clinical Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master Degree in Internal Medicine from Vietnam Military Medical University, Degree of General Medicine at Hanoi Medical University; and Certificate of Diplome Inter Universitaire Urgences Medicales et Chirurgicales et de Catastrophes. Along with his FACMT, he is a member of Vietnam Association of Emergency Critical Care Medicine and Medical Toxicology, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology, Society of Toxicology, and American Society for Apheresis.

He has been working as Medical Toxicologist and Critical Care Specialist from 2009 up to now at the PCC, the only biggest and famous poison control center for not only treatment, clinical researches but also training and education in Vietnam. He and his colleagues of the PCC have treated approximately 2000 patients annually in which many of them were severe poisoned patients and accumulated experiences and successes in the field of treatments for agricultural chemicals such as organophosphate, paraquat, nereistoxin poisoning; bee stings and thousands cases of snakebite including Naja, King cobra, Krait and Viper; severe lead poisonings; amatoxin, ochratoxin A and methanol poisoning outbreaks; drug abuses and other kinds of toxins etc. A lot of researches and technique about emulsified charcoal, snake antivenoms, gastric lavage with closed circuit, plasma exchange, continuous veno-venous hemofiltration and hemoperfusion were effectively carried out and applied in the center. Training courses on management of poisonings for Vietnamese and international doctors from around the world also are often taught here.

Dr. Le particularly interests in researches about toxin-induced hepatic injury and blood purification in toxicology where he indeed had a successful study about the role of suitable combination of aggressive plasma exchange with other therapies in the treatment of severe toxic hepatitis.

He and his colleagues continuously promote better treatment practice and protocol, researches, training and education in toxicology not only domestic but also for international cooperation.

Joseph Maddry, MD, FACMT

maddry.jpgLt Col Joseph Maddry is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist. He currently serves as the Director of the US Air Force En route Care Research Center (ECRC) located at the US Army Institute for Surgical Research and as the Director of the Clinical Resuscitation, Emergency Sciences and Toxicology (CREST) Research Program. In this position he oversees 18 personnel and a $14.8 million dollar research portfolio. He is an author of over 40 peer reviewed publications and 110 research presentations. The Society of Academic Emergency Medicine recognized Dr. Maddry’s research as one of the best publications of 2014. Most recently, Maj Maddry was awarded the 2017 USAF Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research award and the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium Small Team Research Accomplishment Award for Excellence.

His career appointments include serving as a Board Certified Staff Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Toxicologist at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC); and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, Maj Maddry was deployed to a Level III evacuation hub in Afghanistan where he served as a Staff Physician and Toxicologist as well as to Baghdad, Iraq and Burkina Faso, Africa where he provided CBRE and En Route Care training to local medical personnel.

Dr. Maddry earned his BS from the US Air Force Academy in 2001. He attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD, where he was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the San Antonio Military Medical Center and his medical toxicology fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colorado.

Mohan Punja, MD, FACMT

Punja-Mohan-17662.jpgMohan Punja, MD is an Assistant Professor at The NW Campus of Georgia Regents University at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta, GA. He works clinically in emergency medicine in the adult and pediatric Emergency Department at Kennestone. He is currently the co-director of the Medical Toxicology consult service at Kennestone, and Director of Simulation Training for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He attending medical school at the University of Virginia, followed by residency training at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel in Manhattan, NY. He completed his medical toxicology fellowship at Emory/CDC in 2013, after which he became faculty member at East Carolina University until returning to Georgia in 2016. His areas of interest include pediatrics, illicit drugs of abuse, and use of simulation in teaching toxicology.

Dany Quan, DO, FACMT

quan.pngDan Quan, D.O. is the Director of Toxicology at Maricopa Integrated Health System and is a faculty member in the emergency medicine residency program. He is a medical toxicologist and founder of Toxicology Consultants of Arizona as well as a part time consultant to the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in Tucson. He received his osteopathic medical degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, completed an emergency medicine residency at Provident Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois and a fellowship in medical toxicology from Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. 

William Rushton, MD, FACMT

rushton.jpegWilliam Rushton, MD received his medical degree from Gerorgetown University and completed an emergency medicine residency followed by a medical toxicology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Following residency, he relocated farther south to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and to the Regional Poison Control Center at Childrens of Alabama. He currently is an assistant professor of emergency medicine as well as the co-director of the office of medical toxicology. As co-director of the office of medical toxicology, he runs the medical toxicology rotation which is required for all emergency medicine residents and takes 50% of the call for the 24/7 inpatient consult service. Current interests include standardized units for snake envenomations, management of refractory serotonin neurotoxicity, and continued medical education in medical toxicology.