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Mycyk_2014.jpegMark Mycyk, MD, FACMT, FACEP

Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Chicago, IL 

Mark Mycyk found his way to medicine after obtaining a degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center, a fellowship in medical toxicology at the Toxikon Consortium and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and currently serves as the Research Director at the Toxikon Consortium. His current scholarly work focuses on NEW (non-traditional, emerging, and web-based) drugs of abuse and innovative ways of disseminating scholarship.


Michelle_Ruha.jpgAnne-Michelle Ruha, MD, FACMT
Senior Associate Editor

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Ruha has served as the Director for the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program for ten years. After training in emergency medicine, she completed a medical toxicology fellowship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Her clinical practice focuses on the acute care of poisoned patients. Her primary area of interest and research is in rattlesnake and scorpion envenomations. She has authored many chapters in Medical Toxicology textbooks and has over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Ruha has served on the ACMT Board of Directors since 2009, and she is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the College. She is also a member of the Medical Toxicology Subboard of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. 


Feature Editors

Brief Toxicology Communications

Howard_Greller.jpgHoward Greller, MD, FACMT

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Attending Physician, The Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Medical Toxicology
New York, NY

Dr. Greller received his BA from Yale University and his MD from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the New York University School of Medicine / New York City Poison Control Center. He served  as the Chairman of the ACMT Website Committee for seven years, overseeing the development, design, implementation and transition of the ACMT website ( He launched the Enduring Education committee, dedicated to the enhancement, preservation and advancement of the educational efforts for the college. He is the moderator and administrator of the Forum of ACMT, the College’s online discussion board. Dr. Greller has served as a member of the Board of Directors of both ACMT and the Medical Toxicology Foundation. He has worked closely with other committee chairs and board members to foster educational goals, such as the Innovative Teaching Award, which is an unrestricted grant for innovations in medical toxicology education. He works closely with the Public Affairs Committee of ACMT, engaging with the public through the “Ask A Toxicologist” program. Dr. Greller’s vision is to “make ACMT, and the information possessed by medical toxicologists, more accessible in the world of medicine.”

Patient Safety Section

Jeanmarie_Perrone_-_2014.jpgJeanmarie Perrone, MD, FACMT

Director of Medical Toxicology, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 

Dr. Perrone is the Director of Medical Toxicology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an Attending Physician in an urban academic emergency department where she teaches emergency medicine and medical toxicology.  Her research interests have focused on drugs of abuse and more recently on the epidemic of prescription drug abuse.  She has lectured nationally and published in NEJM and JAMA on identifying opioid misuse. She is a consultant to both FDA and CDC on methods to track and evaluate concerns regarding prescription opioids. 

Case Reports 

JMT Hodgman.pngMichael Hodgman, MD, FACMT  

Medical Toxicology
Upstate New York Poison Center
Syracuse, NY 

Michael Hodgman has been a consultant to the Upstate New York Poison Center for 12 years and for the past year has served as Program Director of the newly created Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Much like his experience now with the nascent fellowship program in Syracuse, he was the first fellow to complete a Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. His interests include critical care toxicology, drugs of abuse and medical education. Outside the workplace, his pursuits include running and cycling.

Toxicology Case Files

JMT Suchard.pngJeffrey Suchard, MD, FACMT 

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Director of Medical Toxicology
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Orange, CA




CDC Tox Report 

Joshua Schier, MD, FACMT

Lead (Acting), Environmental Toxicology Team

Associate Director, Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship Health Studies Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC Section of Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA 

Dr Schier completed medical school at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, an Emergency Medicine Residency at Cooper Medical Center, NJ in 2001 and a Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the New York City Poison Center/Bellevue Medical Center in 2003. Since 2003, Dr Schier has served as a Medical Toxicologist in the Health Studies Branch of the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC. He is currently the Acting Lead of the Environmental Toxicology Team (ETT) which is charged with various surveillance, response, preparedness and training/education responsibilities. The ETT coordinates and manages national surveillance activities for chemical, radiological and select infectious agents via the National Poison Data System in close collaboration with the American Association of Poison Centers. The ETT provides medical toxicology subject matter expertise for state health departments, CDC and other countries in numerous ways such as providing outbreak investigation support. Other activities include a national initiative to enhance collaboration between poison centers and state health departments and training medical toxicology fellows in the fundamentals of public health practice for the Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship. Dr Schier has published more than 30 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and authored more than another 30 publications such as book chapters, MMWR articles and such. He is on staff at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA where he attends in the Toxicology Clinic and Consult Service and provides medical back-up for the GA Poison Center. Dr Schier earned an MPH in Epidemiology at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health in 2012 and spends any free time he might have with his children and wife.

Veterinary Toxicology

JMT Rumbeiha.pngWilson Rumbeiha, BVM, PhD, DABVT, DABT

Professor of Veterinary Toxicology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Wilson Rumbeiha is the Editor of the Veterinary Toxicology Section for JMT. Dr Rumbeiha is a 1982 graduate of Makerere University, Kampala Uganda (BVM) and of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada in 1991 (PhD).  After a completing a Residency/Post doc at Kansas State University in 1993, Dr Rumbeiha joined Industry, where he served as Staff Scientist at Embro Corporation in Minneapolis, MN, and then Study Director, Comparative Toxicology Division, White Sands Research Center, Alamogordo, NM. 

Following a short stint in industry Dr Rumbeiha worked as a Clinical Toxicologist at Michigan State University from January 1996 to August 2011where he rose from the rank of Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, in the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation. He also served as the Section Chief of Toxicology in the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, at the same time. In August 2011 Dr Rumbeiha joined Iowa State University where he is currently serving as a Professor of Veterinary Toxicology in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM). He is Board-certified both by the American Board of Toxicology (ABT) and by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). He has held and continues to serve in various professional leadership positions. 

Research Concepts

David_Jang_2014.jpgDavid Jang, MD, MSc

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 

Dr. Jang obtained his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2006. He then completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 followed by a medical toxicology fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine. Upon completion of his medical toxicology fellowship, Dr. Jang obtained his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Investigation with a concentration in translational research from the NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Prior research interest include treatment of shock from cardiovascular drug poisoning investigating agents such as methylene blue and high-insulin therapy in various experimental models. Dr. Jang is currently a NHLBI K12 Research Scholar in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jang's current research interest is the application of cytoplasmic hybrids (cybrids) to study mitochondrial dysfunction with acquired mitochondrial inhibition specifically focused in the cardiovascular system. 

Articles You May Have Missed

JMT_Dan_Brooks.pngDaniel Brooks, MD, FACMT

Co-Medical Director, Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center
Department of Medical Toxicology
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona 

Dan Brooks trained in Emergency Medicine (University of Pittsburgh) and then completed a medical toxicology fellowship (in Phoenix).  Since then, he has served as Medical Director for 3 different poison centers over the past 10 years.   His clinical practice focuses on the acute care of poisoned patients.  He is also active in his department’s clinic and outpatient evaluation services.  When not working, he can be found throughout Phoenix chasing his wife on single-track or running trails.  

Poison Pen 

Lewis_Nelson.jpgLewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT 

New York University School of Medicine 
New York, NY

Dr. Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and also the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in his department. He is the Director of the Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at NYU and the New York City Poison Control Center. Dr. Nelson has served as Chair of the Medical Toxicology Subboard, the board certifying organization for medical toxicologists. In addition to his role as an editor of Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies, now in its 10th edition, Dr. Nelson’s educational and research interests focus on opioid-related issues, alcohol withdrawal, medication safety, and cost/benefit and societal issues in pharmacotherapy. 


Peter Chai, MD

Social Media and Emerging Technologies Editor
Bio/photo in progress

Gillian Beauchamp, MD


Assistant Director of Research in Medical Toxicology  
Lehigh Valley Health Network Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine
Allentown, PA

Dr. Beauchamp is a member of the toxicology faculty and Assistant Director of Research in Medical Toxicology at Lehigh Valley Health Network Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, Section of Medical Toxicology. She is an assistant professor at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.  She is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology and addiction medicine. Gillian leads online education for ACMT. Her research and administrative areas of focus are opioid stewardship and linkage to treatment/medication assisted treatment for substance use disorder.

Andis Graudins, MB, BS, PhD, FACEM, FACMT

JMT_Andis_Gaudins.pngDirector of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology Research
Southern Clinical School of Monash University
Melbourne, Australia  

Professor Andis Graudins (MB BS, PhD, FACEM, FACMT) is a Clinical Toxicologist, Emergency Physician and Director of Toxicology Training at Monash Health in Melbourne, Australia. He is also the Director of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology Research at Monash Health and the Southern Clinical School of Monash University. He has a specific research interests in assessment of novel treatments in cardiovascular drug poisoning and paracetamol poisoning as well as investigation of intranasal analgesia delivery in the ED. Professor Graudins is also a consultant toxicologist with the New South Wales and Victorian Poisons Information Centres.

Eric Lavonas, MD, FACMT

Eric_Lavonas.jpgAssociate Director and Fellowship Program Director
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Denver, CO 

Eric Lavonas is Associate Director and fellowship Program Director at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver. A native of upstate New York, he completed emergency medicine residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and medical toxicology fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center. His research interests include antivenoms, carbon monoxide poisoning, clinical trials, and cost-quality relationships in hospital pharmacy operations. When not at work, he can be found chasing his children through the great Colorado outdoors.

Michael Levine, MD, FACMT

Levine125.jpgAssistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA



Katherine O'Donnell, MD

Bio/photo in progress 

Mark Su, MD, MPH

Su.jpgNew York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Mark is currently the Director of the New York City Poison Control Center an attending physician in the NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center Emergency Department. His a graduate of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his Emergency Medicine training at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY and Fellowship Training in Medical Toxicology at the New York City Poison Control Center. His current research interests focus mostly on synthetic cannabinoids and the epidemiology of poisoning.   

Milton Tenenbein, MD, FACMT

University of Manitoba, Children's Hospital
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Tenenbein is a practicing pediatrician and toxicologist at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba. He is currently a Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Internal Medicine and of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. In the past he served as the Director of Emergency Services at Children’s Hospital and as the Director of the Manitoba Poison Control Centre for over three decades.

Dr. Tenenbein graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine in 1973. He did his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg and at the Isaack Walton Killam Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He obtained certification in Pediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and in Toxicology from the American Board of Medical Toxicology. He began his practice of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 1977 and is one of the founders of that sub-specialty in Canada.    

Trevonne Thompson, MD, FACMT

Associate Editor of Fellows-in-Training Program

Trevonne_Thompson.jpgAssistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Chicago, IL

Trevonne Thompson attended Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans followed by medical school at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital (now Stroger Hospital of Cook County) and fellowship at the Toxikon Consortium Medical Toxicology Fellowship in Chicago. He is currently an emergency physician and medical toxicologist at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, where he leads the medical toxicology consultation service. He is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the associate director of the Division of Medical Toxicology within the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is a faculty member of the Toxikon Consortium and works closely with the Illinois Poison Center.

Richard Wang, MD, FACMT

JMT_Richard_Wang.pngSenior Medical Officer
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA 

Richard Wang is a medical officer at the Division of Laboratory Sciences / National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at Michigan State University, Lansing, MI. Dr. Wang went on to complete a fellowship in medical toxicology at Bellevue Medical Center, New York University School of Medicine and New York City Poison Control Center, New York, NY. He is board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology.

Dr. Wang provides medical interpretation of biomonitoring data, and consultation with others in the field to enhance the understanding of human toxicology. Dr. Wang served as the principal investigator for the U.S. component of the Third World Health Organization-Coordinated Survey of Human Milk for Persistent Organic Pollutants and for studies on sampling and analytical detection of environmental chemicals in human milk, the distribution of chemicals from blood into milk, and the concentration of selected chemicals in unique populations. In addition, he participates on several national and federal committees and working groups, and serves as the chairperson of the Division of Laboratory Sciences Safety Committee at CDC.

Dr. Wang received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service for his responses to the World Trade Center event and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. He is a past Chair of Toxicology Section of American College of Emergency Physicians and has been named a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and of the American College of Medical Toxicology.

David Wood, BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FBPharmacolS, FACMT

Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's Health Partners 
Senior Lecturer
King's College London
London, UK  

Dr David Wood has been a Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist at Guy's and St THomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's Health Partners, London, UK since 2007.  He trained at the University of Bristol graduating with honours in 1997, and then after initial postgraduate training undertook joint specialist training in general (internal) medicine and clinical pharmacology and therpeutics with a specialist interest in clinical toxicology. His specialist clinical and research interest is in the field of recreational drugs and novel psychoactive substances ("legal highs"), particularly in the epidemiology of their use and the associated acute toxicity.  He is an expert adviser to the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in these areas.  He has published 25 peer-reviewed reviews and editorials and 86 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and has given numerous invited keynote lectures at both clinical toxicology and other medical / scientific conferences.

Fellow-in-Training Program

Daniel McCabe, MD

McCabe.jpgMedical Toxicology Fellow
Regions Hospital & Minnesota Poison Control
St Paul, MN
Dan McCabe found his way into medicine after exploring the world of basic science research after college. He completed both college and medical school at the University of Iowa. He completed emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and is currently completing a medical toxicology fellowship in the Twin Cities. Early in his career, he has broad research interests including basic science and translational research.

Past Fellow-in-Training Members of JMT 

2017-2018: Jaiva Larsen, MD - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2016-2017: Rachel Wightman, MD - New York University/Bellevue, New York, NY
2015-2016: Gillian Beauchamp, MD - Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR and Peter Chai, MD - University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
2014-2015: Rebecca Bruccoleri, MD - Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Boston, MA
2013-2014: Navneet Cheema, MD - Toxikon Consortium, Chicago, IL
2013-2014: Mark Neavyn, MD - University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
2012-2013: Patrick Lank, MD - Toxikon Consortium, Chicago, IL
2012-2013: Aaron Skolnik, MD - Banner Health, Phoenix, AZ
2011-2012: Christine Murphy, MD - Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
2010-2011: David Jang, MD - New York University/Bellevue, New York, NY

JMT Advisory Board

William Banner, Jr., MD, PhD, FACMT (Oklahoma City, OK)
Kenneth Kulig, MD, FACMT (Denver, CO)
Steven Marcus, MD (Newark, NJ)
James R. Roberts, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FACMT (Philadelphia, PA)   

JMT Past Editor-in-Chiefs

Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT
Chris Tomaszewski, MD, FACMT
Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, FACMT 

ACMT Officers

President: Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT
Vice-President: Anne-Michelle Ruha, MD, FACMT
Secretary/Treasurer: Louise Kao, MD, FACMT
Past-President: Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT 

Click to view ACMT Board of Directors