Fellows of the American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT) 2021
Katherine Boyle, MD, FACMT
Katherine Boyle, MD is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she is a faculty member for the Boston Children's Hospital medical toxicology fellowship and the MA/RI Poison Control Center. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she stayed to complete her emergency medicine residency and medical toxicology fellowship. Dr. Boyle is currently the Associate Director of Research for the Emergency Department at BIDMC. Her research interests are include the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. She is currently focusing her research efforts on the evaluation of novel therapies for the treatment of COVID-19.
Arch “Chip” Carson, MD, PhD, FACMT
Arch “Chip” Carson, MD, PhD is a physician (The Ohio State University), board-certified in Occupational Medicine (American Board of Preventive Medicine), who holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Toxicology (University of Cincinnati, Kettering Laboratory). He has served on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati and the New York University Medical Center and joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Public Health in 1992 in its Environmental Sciences Discipline and Occupational and Environmental Health and Aerospace Medicine Module. Until September 2019, he was Associate Professor of Occupational Health, directed the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, and was a member of the research team of the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a NIOSH Education and Research Center, and WHO Collaborating Centre in Occupational Health. He maintains a clinical practice of occupational medicine and medical toxicology. In his more recent role as Medical Director for the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, he was responsible for the health monitoring and care of more than 15,000 employees. He is a frequent consultant to governments, corporations, and the legal community on matters related to industrial chemical exposure, toxicology, and environmental justice. His research interests include: environmental and occupational chemical exposures, inhalation injuries, metal exposures and cancer, and professional training in occupational medicine. He now lives in Cincinnati.
Lynn Farrugia, MD, FACMT
Lynn Farrugia, MD is the Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology at Hartford Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University and completed an emergency medicine residency and medical toxicology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts. She also serves as Medical Review Officer for two large urban hospitals and is the Medical Director of Occupational Health for several area hospitals. Her academic interests include drug testing, occupational and environmental toxicology, and medical toxicology education.
Fiona Garlich Horner, MD, FACMT
Fiona Garlich Horner, MD is the Head of Medical Toxicology at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After completing a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at New York University and the New York City Poison Control Center, she served as an attending emergency physician and medical toxicologist with the Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Garlich is now an attending emergency physician and medical toxicologist at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, one of the largest and busiest public hospitals in the United States. She is the director of the inpatient toxicology consultation service and the resident toxicology rotation, as well as the chair of the hospital’s medication safety committee. Her primary academic interests lie in toxicology education and advancing the care of vulnerable and incarcerated populations.
Jeena Jacob, MD, PharmD, FACMT
Jeena Jacob MD, PharmD is an Assistant Professor as well as the Program Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She completed her PharmD at the Rutgers College of Pharmacy and went on to complete her MD at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She trained in Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and subsequently completed her Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver, CO. Her areas of academic interest include medical toxicology education and medication safety.
Joshua King, MD, FACMT
Josh King is a clinician-educator nephrologist and medical toxicologist with clinical interests in nearly all things involving both tox and kidney, extracorporeal treatment of poisonings, ICU nephrology, and medical education. Dr. King received his medical education from Penn State College of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Virginia. He completed a nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and after returning to the University of Virginia as a nephrologist, completed a medical toxicology fellowship there. He is presently Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Maryland, the medical director of the Maryland Poison Center, and the program director of the University of Maryland Nephrology Fellowship. Dr. King's research interests are (unsurprisingly) largely focused on where nephrology and toxicology meet, such as extracorporeal removal of toxins and poisoning in patients with kidney disease.
Kathryn Kopec, DO, FACMT
Kathryn Kopec, DO is currently an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Kopec received her BS in Biology from the University of Dayton and went to medical school at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kopec completed her Emergency Medicine residency and Medical Toxicology fellowship at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. After fellowship, she worked at Duke University for 2 years before becoming faculty at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC). Currently, she is the Medical Toxicology Division Director at CMC and the medical toxicology rotation director for medical students and residents. Academically, her interests include global toxicology, drugs of abuse, agitated patients, and toxicology education.
Mark Neavyn, MD, FACMT
Mark Neavyn earned his MD from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Drexel University/MCP-Hahnemann. He trained as a medical toxicologist at UMass Medical School before serving as the director of medical toxicology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. He was program director for the fellowship in medical toxicology and associate professor of emergency medicine at UMass Medical School prior to moving to Portland, Maine to become medical director of the Northern New England Poison Center.
Dr. Neavyn has been an active member of ACMT and served as a fellow-in-training member of the editorial board of JMT. He has focused his academic interests on drug-impaired driving and public health implications of cannabis use. He plays an active role on the education committee for ACMT and contributed to the planning of pre-meeting symposia on cannabis and methamphetamines. He is currently a consultant for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is the medical advisor for the Maine Board of Pesticides Control.
Travis Olives, MD, MPH, FACMT
Travis Olives MD MPH MEd is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is faculty in Hennepin County Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine, where he is also a consulting medical toxicologist and Associate Medical Director of the Minnesota Poison Control System, and Program Director for the combined residencies in Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, & Critical Care. He completed his training in combined Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in 2014, after which he spent 2 years as a Med Tox fellow at HealthPartners, and is boarded in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Medical Toxicology. His research interests lie in social determinants of healthcare, Poison Center access, and sedation management.
Travis is a former Spanish and ELL teacher in the Minneapolis public schools, a proud New Mexico native who will forever miss its mountains and red chile, a nerd dad who excels at expansive and unsolicited toxicology lectures for his four daughters, and an unabashedly meat-eating husband of an equally proud vegetarian Wisconsinite.
Sophia Sheikh, MD, FACMT
Sophia Sheikh, MD, received her degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham and completed her residency training at the University of Florida School of Medicine – Jacksonville. She then pursued further training in the field of medical toxicology at the joint program offered by Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida School of Medicine – Jacksonville and serves as Medical Director for the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center- Jacksonville at UF Health Jacksonville, FL. Her research interests include toxicology, pain, and pharmacogenomics. She is PI/Co-PI on several federal and foundation grants including Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Florida Blue Foundation, and the Florida Medical Joint Underwriter's Association.
Jerry Snow, MD, FACMT
Jerry Snow, MD is an Assistant Professor, with the Department of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He is a faculty member at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP) and Assistant Program Director of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Medical Toxicology Fellowship. He also serves as the Director of the Medical Toxicology rotation and the Director of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement for the BUMCP Department of Medical Toxicology.
Dr. Snow is an active member of the ACMT Education Committee and has made significant contributions to the ACMT Board Review Course. He was delighted to be named one of ACMT’s top contributors of 2020. He has been active in the community working with and educating paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement, and the National Park Service on novel psychoactive substances, including illicit opioids. He enjoys working with medical students, teaching pharmacology curriculum, and raising awareness of medical toxicology through the rotation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix capstone program which gives students early exposure to various subspecialties. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine.
Meghan Spyres, MD, FACMT
Meghan Spyres, MD attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and stayed in New York to complete an Emergency Medicine residency at Bellevue/NYU. She completed her Medical Toxicology fellowship training in 2016 at Banner—University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona Phoenix and core medical toxicology faculty at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix. Her research interests include rattlesnake envenomations, emerging drugs of abuse, Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM), and the intersection of critical care and toxicology. She is an active investigator with the Toxicology Investigator’s Consortium, a national database on toxicology patients evaluated at the bedside. She is co-founder of Women in Toxicology, a subgroup of ACMT that promotes women in academic medicine.