Ziad Kazzi, MD, FACMT Secretary/Treasurer (2021-2023)

Biography

Raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Kazzi joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he served as a Medical Toxicologist for the Regional Poison Control Center in Birmingham and the Alabama Poison Center from 2005-2008. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the department of Emergency Medicine and the Director of the International Toxicology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Emory University. He is also the Assistant Medical Director of the Georgia Poison Center and a Guest Researcher at the CDC National Center of Environmental Health. As an emergency physician and toxicologist, Dr. Kazzi specializes in the recognition, triage and management of poisonings and holds a deep interest in the areas of Radiation and International Toxicology. He is also currently serving as the President of the Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association whose mission is to advance the care of poisoned patients and prevent poisonings in the MENA region.

Education

Dr. Kazzi trained in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. He served as a Chief Resident before completing a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology.