I completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in General Biology from Purdue University, and a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. After this, I completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, IL. My first academic position was as the Medical Director of the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
I have been at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center since 2006. Currently I am an Associate Professor in the Division of Clinical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Director of the Virginia Poison Center. My primary scholarly interests are in medical toxicology. I work clinically as an emergency medicine physician and provide outpatient and inpatient medical toxicology consultation. I am the Associate Program Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship and Director of the GME and medical student medical toxicology rotation at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.