F. Mazda Shirazi, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAAEM, is medical director of the Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center and associate professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.
Dr. Shirazi is an associate professor of emergency medicine, toxicology, pharmacology, and pharmacy practice in the UA colleges of medicine and pharmacy and co-director of the Center for Toxicology, Pharmacology, Education and Research. Dr. Shirazi also is the medical director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the College of Pharmacy.
An attending physician in emergency medicine and medical toxicology, Dr. Shirazi specializes in envenomations, drug-drug interactions and the public health implications of toxicology. He was recently a principal investigator in a Phase 3 pit viper antivenom and a co-investigator for scorpion antivenom study.
At the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, he is in charge of the medical students and residents for toxicology rotation, the director for the medical toxicology fellowship program and the medical director for the toxicology clinic. He has lectured and presented internationally throughout the Middle East and Asia. An instructor for Advanced Hazardous Material Life Support, he has taught and participated in many disaster and preparedness training exercises throughout the United States and serves on the scientific advisory committee for AHLS.
About the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center: The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy provides free and confidential poison and medication information to the public and health-care professionals. The hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One of 55 centers that make up the American Association of Poison Control Centers, the Tucson center serves all of Arizona except Maricopa County. Call 1-800-222-1222 from any location to reach the poison center nearest you.