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|Wayne State University School of Medicine
Dr. White completed her undergraduate education at Adrian College. She received her medical degree and completed her residency in emergency medicine and medical toxicology at Wayne State University. In addition to receiving an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Dr. White also completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship at Drexel University.
Dr. White is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, and is a practicing medical toxicologist and emergency physician. Dr. White is the past Medical Director for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Regional Poison Control Center. She is the Emergency Physician-in-Chief for the Detroit Medical Center and the Dayandan Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In January 2011, Dr. White was named Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Detroit Medical Center.
Dr. White has chaired the Medical Toxicology Subboard of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. White has served as the Chair of the ACMT Awards Committee and Education Committee. She currently serves on the ACGME RRC for EM and the American Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.
Dr. White has interests in the areas of poison prevention, disaster, bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction preparedness.
|Journal of Medical Toxicology
Dr. Dye received her medical degree from the University of Kansas. She completed an Emergency Medicine Residency and Toxicology Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Her “love for the specialty of Medical Toxicology has never wavered.” She has many publications and presentations, and received an $800,000 grant to establish a Poison Control Center in Shenyang, China.
Dr. Dye cites her involvement with The Journal of Medical Toxicology as the Editor-in-Chief as one of her “greatest joys.”
Dr. Dye has served on the ACMT Education, Publication, and Membership committees for several years and is the past-Chair of the Education Committee. She has also organized and moderated the Fellows-in-Training luncheon at NAACT for several years and has served as the course director for the Biennial ACMT Board Review Course in 2008. Her passion has been serving as a mentor and recruiting new toxicologists into ACMT.
She is a fitness enthusiast and bikes and swims. She has competed in a century bicycle ride, an aquabike, and several other organized bicycle rides. In her free time, she can be found on her farm in Waynesville, Ohio with her husband, Brian and various animals.
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
After graduating from both Dartmouth College and Medical School, Dr. McKay completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver General Hospital, and completed practice pathway preceptorships in Medical Toxicology at the Rocky Mountain and New York Poison Control Centers.
|New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY
Dr. Nelson received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at New York City Poison Control Center/New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Nelson is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and also the Director of Education for his department. He is the Director of the Fellowship in Medical Toxicology program at NYUSOM and NYCPCC. He is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Langone Medical Center. At NYULMC, he is Chair of both the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Medication Safety committees.
Dr. Nelson has served as Chair of the Medical Toxicology Subboard, the board certifying organization for medical toxicologists. He has also been of the Food and Drug Administration's Drug Safety and Risk Management (DSaRM) Advisory Committee.
In addition to editing Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies, now in its 9th edition, Dr. Nelson’s educational and research interests focus on opioid toxicology, medication safety, and chemical terrorism.
Dr. Nelson was first elected to the ACMT Board of Directors in 2002. He served as President from 2010 to 2012, and has had leadership roles on multiple committees.
|The Toxikon Consortium
Dr. Aks received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Aks completed his residency in emergency medicine at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his training in Medical Toxicology with the Toxikon Consortium based at Cook County Hospital. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology.
Dr. Aks serves as the Director of the Toxikon Consortium of Chicago. Toxikon pools the toxicology resources between Cook County, The University of Illinois, and The Illinois Poison Center. He also serves at the Toxikon Fellowship Program Director in addition to his role as an Emergency Physician at Cook County. He is an associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Aks believes that “collaboration and developing the next generation of toxicologists is the key to our successful future.”
|Children's Hospital Boston
Dr. Ewald attended both Emory College and Emory School of Medicine followed by a pediatric residency at the University of Texas Southwestern. She moved to Boston in 1995 for a combined fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicology at Children's Hospital Boston.
Dr. Ewald became the Medical Director of the Poison Control Center for Massachusetts & Rhode Island in 2000 and the Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director/Chief of the In-Patient Toxicology Program in 2001. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is chair of ACMT’s Education Committee. She is involved with ToxIC (Toxicology Investigator’s Consortium) and is a reviewer for the Journal of Medical Toxicology. She is in the process of obtaining her MPH in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Regional Toxicology Service
Dr. Daubert currently works for Kaiser Permanente as part of their Northern California Regional Toxicology Service. He is the past Director of Clinical and Medical Toxicology Education at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center and past Program Director for the Fellowship in Medical Toxicology. He was previously an Associate Medical Director, Sacramento Division, of the California Poison Control System.
His areas of interest include pediatric lead poisoning, poisonous plants and fellow-in-training education. In addition, Dr. Daubert is an avid road and mountain cyclist and races/rides off-road motorcycles.
|North Shore University Hospital
New York, NY
Dr. Greller received his BA from Yale University and his MD from the New York University School of Medicine. He did 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. Dr. Greller is board certified in medical toxicology and emergency medicine.
Currently, Dr. Greller is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
He has served as the Chairman of the ACMT Website Committee for the past four years. He oversees 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 the college 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. Dr. Greller’s vision is to “make ACMT, and the information possessed by medical toxicologists, more accessible in the world of medicine.”
Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Kao currently serves as the IU Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director as well as the Director of the Medical Toxicology rotation for residents and students in addition to her clinical Emergency Medicine and Toxicology duties. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the IU School of Medicine. She has been actively involved in the ACMT Education, Research, and Fellowship Directors committees. Her vision for the future involves expanding the visibility and reach of Medical Toxicology across disciplines.
|Carolinas Medical Center
After graduating from Randolph-Macon College, Dr. Kerns received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia, and then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine and a medical toxicology fellowship at the Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC.
Dr. Kerns is a faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. His academic mission focuses exclusively on toxicology and includes bedside and poison center patient care, resident and fellow education, coordination of toxicology research, and contribution to local and state educational programs. Since 2000, he has directed Carolinas Medical Toxicology Fellowship training program.
Dr. Kerns also endeavors to promote toxicology at the national level through participation in education and research programs. Participation in ACMT efforts have included the Journal of Medical Toxicology editorial board, Instructor for the Board Review and Agents of Opportunity courses , ToxIC contributor, Program Director Committee, and Research Committee.
His goal for board participation is to continue the advancement of medical toxicology in the areas of education and research.
|Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Dr. Lavonas, a native of upstate New York, is the associate director of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center. After graduating from University of Rochester, he received his medical degree from State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Methodist Hospital of Indiana, and completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Carolinas Medical Center.
He particularly enjoys collaborative projects; recently, he has been involved with the ILCOR and American Heart Association ALS working groups, the ACEP Clinical Policies Committee, the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine sub-board, and the CDC CO poisoning surveillance working group. He has been an ACMT member since 1999. Dr. Lavonas has also chaired the ACMT By-laws committee for 6 years, and currently chairs the Liaison committee.
University of California, San Diego
Dr. Munday completed his Bachelors Degree at the University of Florida in 1983 followed by his M.D. degree at the University of Florida in 1987. He then did a one year Internal Medicine Internship at the Naval Hospital Oakland, California in 1988. He completed a Public Health Residency at the University of California, San Diego in 1995 while concurrently obtaining an MPH in Occupational Health and Epidemiology at San Diego State University. Dr. Munday went on to complete an Occupational & Environmental Medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine while at the same time obtaining an MS in Environmental Toxicology. From 2000 through 2002 he completed a Medical Toxicology fellowship at UCSD.
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Dr. Ruha received her medical degree from UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School and then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. Her fellowship training brought her to Phoenix, Arizona, where she continues to serve as Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
|University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine
Dr. Wax is the Executive Director of the American College of Medical Toxicology. He received his B.A from Dartmouth College, his M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, his Emergency Medicine training at the UCLA Hospitals, and his Medical Toxicology training at Bellevue Medicine Center / New York University. He is Board-certified in both Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology.
Along with his part time role as the Executive Director of ACMT, Dr. Wax is a 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. Before joining ACMT in 2008 as its Executive Director, and the University of Texas Southwestern in 2006 as a part-time faculty member, Dr. Wax had faculty appointments in the Departments of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine from 1991-2001 and the University of Arizona School of Medicine from 2001-2006. Dr. Wax previously served on the Board of Directors of ACMT from 1998-2008 serving as ACMT President from 2006-2008. During this tenure he chaired the ACMT Education Committee from 1998-2002. From 2002-2006 Dr. Wax served as the National Director of ACMT's Consultation Network to support the ATSDR Regional Offices and was co-founder of ACMT’s Chemical Agent of Opportunity course. From 1997-2006 Dr. Wax also served as one of the American Board of Emergency Medicine’s appointee’s on the Medical Toxicology Subboard. During this time Dr. Wax served as Editor of the Medical Toxicology Board Certification Examination as well as Chairman of the Subboard, and was also the primary author of the 2004 Core Content of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Wax has also served 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 from 2006-2008.
Einstein Medical Center
Dr. Kopec is a second year medical toxicology fellow at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from the University of Dayton, she completed her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.