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Fellows of the American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT) 2022

William Boroughfg, DO, FACMT

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William Boroughf, DO is an Emergency Medicine physician and Medical Toxicologist with various affiliations in Denver, Colorado after completion of his Emergency Medicine and Toxicology training at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado, is a faculty member of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety center, and practices Forensic Medical Toxicology with Toxicology Associates. He also practices Emergency Medicine during his days off.

Dr. Boroughf is the incoming Deputy Director of the New Zealand National Poisons Centre, beginning July 2022. His medical/toxicological interests include geriatric toxicology, emerging drugs of abuse, and novel approaches for remote delivery of toxicological expertise in rural and underserved communities.

Jennifer Carey, MD, FACMT

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Jennifer Carey, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and medical toxicologist at UMass Chan Medical School. She trained in Emergency Medicine at Brown University and completed a Medical Toxicology fellowship at UMass. She remained on faculty at the University after the completion of her fellowship. She serves on the hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee and is the Division Director for Undergraduate Medical Education. Dr. Carey is currently collaborating with ACMT on the COVID-19 ToxIC (FACT) Pharmacovigilance Project. She also focuses education and research efforts on improving education on topics in health equity.

Peter Chai, MD, MMS, FACMT

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Peter R. Chai MD MMS is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist within the division of medical toxicology and department of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is also jointly appointed within the Department of Psychosocial Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Koch Institute for Integrated Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Fenway Institute. Dr. Chai is also a faculty member for the Harvard Combined medical toxicology fellowship at the MA-RI poison control center. His federally and industry funded research lab explores the application of individual level and population technologies to detect changes and develop behavioral interventions surrounding chronic diseases with a focus on substance use disorder.

Nicholas Connors, MD, FACMT

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Dr. Connors grew up in Yonkers, New York and enjoyed being close to home for his undergraduate and graduate medical education. He trained in emergency medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital then completed his medical toxicology fellowship at Bellevue/NYCPCC. After that, it was time to leave the Northeast and he took a position as the Director of Toxicology and Emergency Medicine Core Faculty member in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina. He takes call with the Palmetto Poison Center and has greatly enjoyed working with colleagues in Columbia. Most recently, he was given the opportunity to help build a new EM residency program and currently serves as the Program Director at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.

He lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Katie, and five children and loves getting to enjoy the Lowcountry food and sunshine.

Michael Lynch, MD, FACMT

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Dr. Michael Lynch is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, Toxicology and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Lynch graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before completing his residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Lynch works in the Emergency Department at UPMC Mercy Hospital.  The Toxicology service at UPMC is one of the busiest in the country, seeing patients at 5 Pittsburgh hospitals as well as providing inpatient addiction and telemedicine treatment.  Dr. Lynch is the Medical Director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center and of Substance Use Disorder Services at UPMC Health Plan.  He is the first Medical Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.  Dr. Lynch has serves on the Boards of Directors for the PA College of Emergency Physicians and the American Association of Poison Control Centers.  

Todd Phillips, MD, FACMT

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Todd Phillips is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas where he serves as the Program Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship. He is also a faculty member of the North Texas Poison Center. For the past two years, he has been the co-chair for the Conference and Symposia subcommittee of the international section for ACMT.

Dr. Phillips is a graduate of Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science.  He completed medical school at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and attended the University of Pittsburgh for both residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Medical Toxicology.  Following graduation, he accepted a position at John Peter Smith in Fort Worth, Texas where he served as their Assistant Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program until 2019. He also founded the inaugural Division of Medical Toxicology under the Department of Emergency Medicine and was named Chief of the Division.  Under the Division of Medical Toxicology, he was able to develop an inpatient consult service as well as serve as the Clerkship Director for the residency’s Medical Toxicology rotation.  His professional interests include medical education, medical toxicology advocacy, and alcohol withdrawal. 

Donna Seger, MD, FAACT, FACEM, FACMT

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Donna Seger, MD is an Emeritus Professor in the Dept of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has been the Medical/Executive Director of the Tennessee Poison Center for 33 years. Seger established a Medical Toxicology Consulting Service which evaluated both pediatric and adult patients at Vanderbilt. Residents rotated on the Toxicology Service and awarded her with three teaching awards. She also established a Toxicology Fellowship for both US and International Fellows. She initiated a Hospital Consortium member organization(eventually receiving annual donations from 70% of the hospitals in the state) which included salary support for toxicologists. She received her medical degree from the University of North Dakota, completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Cincinnati, and there became the first Toxicology Fellow. She subsequently served as EM Residency Director in Jacksonville Fla, followed by Associate Director of the Arizona Poison Center in Tucson, Arizona. Interests include education, CO poisoning, Intralipids, and GI decontamination.

Mary Wermuth, MD, FACMT

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Mary Wermuth, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She is a 1992 graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Methodist/IUSOM in 1995 and completed her fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Methodist/IUSOM in 1997. She joined the Emergency Medicine faculty at Indiana University Health at Methodist Hospital following her graduation from the fellowship. She provides consulting services for the Division of Medical Toxicology and is the Medical Director for the Clinical Medical Toxicology service at Indiana University Health. In addition, she serves as Assistant Medical Director to the Indiana Poison Center.

Rachel Wightman, MD, FACMT

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Dr. Wightman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a triple board-certified practicing physician in medical toxicology, addiction medicine, and emergency medicine. She serves as Director of Toxicology Education for Brown Emergency Medicine and as faculty in the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital. She completed medical toxicology fellowship and emergency medicine residency at New York University School of Medicine/ Bellevue Hospital Center.

Dr. Wightman’s primary clinical expertise is in the evaluation and management of drug toxicity syndromes in complex medical patients and enhancing medication safety for high-risk drugs. Her research is focused on evaluation and tracking of emerging drug trends, cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, and medications for treatment of opioid use disorder.