Medical Toxicology Faculty
Michael Beuhler, MD, FACMT
Dr. Beuhler is the Medical Director for the Carolinas Poison Center (the North Carolina Poison Center) and has been for 11 years. He is also an attending physician at Carolinas Medical Center where there is an active in- and outpatient Medical Toxicology service. He has authored several papers that have utilized poison center data and participates in the development and conducting of toxicological public health surveillance programs.He has presented research and academic materials at several national forums as well as authoring chapters in several medical toxicology textbooks. His current research interests include bio-surveillance/public health, poison center triage criteria, mushrooms, “bath salts”, copperhead envenomations, and new antidotes.
Ziad Kazzi, MD, FACMT
Emory University / Georgia Poison Center
Dr. Kazzi is an associate professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Director of the International Toxicology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Emory University. Dr. Kazzi is the Assistant Medical Director of the Georgia Poison Center and a Guest Researcher at the CDC National Center of Environmental Health.
Dr. Kazzi specializes in the recognition, triage and management of poisonings. He currently serves as the President of the Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association.
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT
Connecticut School of Medicine / Connecticut Poison Control Center
Dr. McKay is a medical toxicologist at Hartford Hospital and associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Additionally, he is the Associate Medical Director of the Connecticut Poison Control Center and the Director of the Toxicology Fellowship at UConn. Dr. McKay is active in biopreparedness efforts at the local and state level and has helped lead ACMT’s participation in the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Terrorism Risk Assessment (CTRA) process.
Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Dr. Nelson is Professor, Emergency Medicine Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Director, Division of Medical Toxicology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is a former President of the American College of Medical Toxicology and has served in various consultative roles with FDA, CDC, and DHS. He is an editor of Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, now in its 10th Edition, a major textbook in the field of medical toxicology. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and presents frequently at national and international meetings. The focus of his publications and presentations are medication-related adverse effects, chemical terrorism, and toxicity of abused drugs.
Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACMT
Paul Wax, MD, FACMT
American College of Medical Toxicology / University of Texas
Dr. Wax is the Executive Director of ACMT and clinical professor in surgery (Emergency Medicine) at the University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine where he is a member of the Section of Medical Toxicology and Director of the Medical Toxicology Clinic. He has served as the National Director of ACMT’s Consultation Network to support the ATSDR Regional Offices, and as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control NCEH’s Division of Laboratory Sciences and was a member of NCEH/ATSDR Board of Scientific Counselors.