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Mycyk_2014.jpegMark Mycyk, MD, FACMT, FACEP
Editor-in-Chief

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.

Howard_Greller.jpgHoward Greller, MD, FACMT
Deputy Editor

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 (www.acmt.net). 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.”

Feature Editors

Reviews

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.

Medication Safety

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.

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. 

Case Reports

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

Director 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.

Toxicology Case Files

JMT/JMT Suchard.pngJeffrey Suchard, MD, FACMT 

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

Jeffrey Suchard is a product of the University of California: undergraduate Biochemistry at UC Berkeley, medical school at UCLA, and currently Associate Dean for Basic Science Education at UC Irvine School of Medicine. Jeff completed his Medical Toxicology fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan in Phoenix, Arizona, and is perhaps most recognized in toxicologic circles for organizing the annual ACMT CPC competition.

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. 

Social Media and Emerging Technologies Editor

Mentors/Chai_mentor.jpgPeter Chai, MD

Assistant Professor
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Peter R Chai is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and affiliate research scholar at the Fenway Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the site fellowship director for the Harvard Combined Fellowship in Medical Toxicology and practices clinically at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. He is interested in the development of technologies to detect changes in human health with a focus in medication adherence for HIV prevention and is the recipient of independent research grants from Gilead Sciences as well as the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate the use of real-time adherence monitoring using ingestible sensors to measure Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV using once daily Emitricitabine/Tenofovir. His interest in ingestible electronics leads to collaborations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is an affiliate research scholar to develop next generation long term ingestible sensors and drug delivery packages surrounding HIV prevention and substance use disorder treatment. He additionally collaborates with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School on and ethical implications and health law policy surrounding electronic adherence monitoring. 

Senior Statistical Editor

Su.jpgMark Su, MD, MPH

New 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

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. 

Fellow-in-Training (FIT) Program                

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Trevonne Thompson, MD, FACMT

Associate Editor of Fellows-in-Training Program
Assistant 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 his 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.

Editorial Board

Maryann Amirshahi, PharmD, MD, MPH, FACMT

boardmembers/Mazer_Amirshahi sm.jpgMedStar Washington Hospital Center
Children’s National Medical Center

Washington, DC

Dr. Amirshahi completed her BS in pharmacy and PharmD at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, followed by medical school at Temple University. She completed emergency medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania, medical toxicology fellowship at the George Washington University, and clinical pharmacology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center. She received an MPH from the George Washington University with a concentration on environmental and occupational health. She is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, addiction medicine, and clinical pharmacology. She is currently an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and practices clinically at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She serves as a toxicology consultant for the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and the National Capital Poison Center. Her research interests focus on medication safety, prescription drug shortages, drug therapy in emergency medicine, and prescription drug abuse.

Gillian Beauchamp, MD

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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.

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

Michael Levine completed his emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, based out of Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital. He subsequently completed his training and medical toxicology at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona before joining the faculty in there. He later moved to Los Angeles, California where he was the division chief of medical toxicology at the University Southern California. In 2020, Dr. Levine moved to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he is an emergency physician and in charge of the in patient and out patient toxicology services. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

Katherine O'Donnell, MD

JMT/ODonnell_Katie_Picture.jpgAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Katie O’Donnell is a pediatric toxicologist and hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and serves as a consultant to the MA/RI Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention. She is board certified in general pediatrics, medical toxicology, and pediatric hospital medicine. She serves as the Undergraduate Medical Education Director at Boston Children’s Hospital and as the Pediatric Clerkship Director at Harvard Medical School. Her interests include pediatric toxicology, medication safety, efforts to recruit more pediatricians into the field of toxicology, and medical education.

Jennifer Ross, MD, MPH

Member_Profile_Photos/Jennifer-Ross-1.jpgUniversity of Virginia
Blue Ridge Poison Center
Charlottesville, VA

Jennifer Ross is currently a medical toxicology fellow at the University of Virginia. She attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati, where she also earned her MPH degree with a concentration in health services management. She completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, and is board certified in general pediatrics. Her interests include pediatric toxicology, substance use disorders, expanding overdose prevention efforts into the adolescent population, and public health emergency preparedness.  

Milton Tenenbein, MD, FACMT

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University of Manitoba, Children's Hospital
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada 

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-spe  

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.

Ashley Webb, MSc, PharmD

JMT/JMT_Webb_Ashley.jpgDirector, Kentucky Poison Control Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy
Clinical Instructor, University of Louisville Department of Emergency Medicine

Louisville, Kentucky

Ashley Webb completed a Master’s of Science Degree in Cellular Biology prior to completing her PharmD at Wingate University. She further completed an Emergency Medicine Toxicology Pharmacy Residency at Carolinas Medical Center through the North Carolina Poison Control Center in 2009. She is a board-certified by the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT) and an active member of the AAPCC, AACT, and an affiliate member of ACMT. Dr. Webb served as an assistant professor at SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she developed a clinical pharmacy toxicology consulting service at Erie County Medical Center and served as a preceptor for both pharmacy students and residents as well as emergency medicine residents. In 2013, Dr. Webb took over as the director of the Kentucky Poison Control Center. In addition to the poison control center hotline, she also oversees the state 24 hour HIV hotline and Opioid Assistance and Resources Hotline. She currently precepts pharmacy students and residents and hosts medical students for education in clinical toxicology and she holds adjunct faculty positions from the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and Sullivan College of Pharmacy.

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

JMT/fellow_david_wood_david_wood_gstt_nhs_uk.jpgConsultant 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 honors in 1997, and then after initial postgraduate training undertook joint specialist training in general (internal) medicine and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 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 the 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.

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Leslie Dye, MD, FACMT, ABAM

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Elsevier

Dr. Leslie Dye is a physician with multiple talents AND personality who loves new endeavors. She is a leader in global digital healthcare content development and delivery who uses my continued clinical expertise and activity. Triple board-certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine, with a deep understanding and national prominence in the field of opioid use disorder. She has academic and business content expertise from my experiences as an editor-in-chief (EIC) of a peer-reviewed medical journal and EIC of physician and pharmacist content production for a leading international medical digital content provider. She has collaborated with multiple digital products and content teams, including those in commercial, informatics, taxonomy, and customer engagement. Her subject matter expertise is demonstrated in my role as senior editor of the textbook, Case Studies in Medical Toxicology, author of 18 peer-reviewed publications and 16 textbook chapters, 65 national and 11 international presentations, 10 various commentaries, interviews and podcasts. And my leadership skills have been proven in both corporate and academic environments, as a long-term board member and past president ACMT and as the manager of as many as 30 team members.

Dr. Dye's clinical skills in addiction medicine and expertise in medical coding continue to be practiced regularly, and my clinical and academic activities have extended globally. She received a grant that enabled me to start the first poison control center in mainland China and trained 6 Chinese physicians in the field of medical toxicology over three years in the US. In addition to work, She is extremely active in the community and was nominated as Cincinnati Woman of the year in 2012. She worked as a physician at a free county health clinic for many years and am experienced in providing medical care in remote polar regions with no access to advanced medical facilities.

 

Past Fellow-in-Training Members of JMT 

2018-2019: Michael Chary, MD - Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Natalie Neumann, MD - Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety, Denver, CO


2018-2019:
Daniel McCabe, MD - Regions Hospital & Minnesota Poison Control, St. Paul, MN

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 

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

Mark Neavyn, MD - University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

2012-2013: Patrick Lank, MD - Toxikon Consortium, Chicago, IL

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

Charles McKay, MD, FACMT (Hartford, CT)
Anne-Michelle Ruha, MD, FACMT (Phoenix, AZ)

JMT Past Editor-in-Chiefs

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

ACMT Officers

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

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