Course Directors & Faculty

Course Directors

Sean Bush, MD

Durham, NC

Sean Bush, MD

Durham, NC

President, North American Society of Toxinology, Emergency Physician and Consulting Associate, Duke University Hospital

Charles Gerardo, MD

Durham, NC

Charles Gerardo, MD

Durham, NC

Professor of Emergency Medicine Interim Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Research Professor of Global Health, Duke University

Howard E. McKinney Jr. PharmD, DABAT

Howard E. McKinney Jr. PharmD, DABAT

2023 Faculty

Sean Bush, MD

Durham, NC

Sean Bush, MD

Durham, NC

President, North American Society of Toxinology, Emergency Physician and Consulting Associate, Duke University Hospital

Charles Gerardo, MD

Durham, NC

Charles Gerardo, MD

Durham, NC

Professor of Emergency Medicine Interim Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Research Professor of Global Health, Duke University

Sam Kerwin

Greeley, CO

Sam Kerwin

Greeley, CO

Venom Researcher, Mackessy Venom Analysis Lab, University of Northern Colorado

Frederick Boyce

Atlantic Beach, NC

Frederick Boyce

Atlantic Beach, NC

Herpetologist, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Fernanda Cardoso, PhD, MSc

Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Fernanda Cardoso, PhD, MSc

Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Senior Research Fellow Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia

Stephen Mackessy

Greeley, CO

Stephen Mackessy

Greeley, CO

Professor of Biology, University of Northern Colorado

Miguel Borja

Miguel Borja

Durango, Mexico

Miguel Borja

Durango, Mexico

Faculty of Biological Sciences and Doctor of Biomedical Sciences, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango

Rachel Pikstein

Phoenix, AZ

Rachel Pikstein

Phoenix, AZ

Ecologist, Herpetologist, & Professor of Biology, Conservation, Evolution, & Environmental studies, Grand Canyon University

Juan Calvete,PhD

Valencia, Spain

Juan Calvete,PhD

Valencia, Spain

Research Professor, Evolutionary and Translational Venomics, Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia

Abhinandan Chowdhury, MD

Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Abhinandan Chowdhury, MD

Brisbane, Queensland, AU

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of the Environment, The University of Queensland Australia

Janeyuth Chaisakul, PhD

Bangkok, Bangkok City, Thailand

Janeyuth Chaisakul, PhD

Bangkok, Bangkok City, Thailand

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine

Samuel Jarrod Francis, MD

Durham, NC

Samuel Jarrod Francis, MD

Durham, NC

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP

Houston, TX

Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP

Houston, TX

Director of Toxicology, HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

R. Marshall Werner, PhD

Allendale, MI

R. Marshall Werner, PhD

Allendale, MI

Affiliate Professor of Chemistry, Grand Valley State University

Adiel Aizenberg, MD

Tucson, AZ

Adiel Aizenberg, MD

Tucson, AZ

Clinical Instructor, Medical Toxicology Fellow, University of Arizona

Nicklaus Brandehoff, MD

Aurora, CO

Nicklaus Brandehoff, MD

Aurora, CO

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado, Executive Director of Asclepius Snakebite Foundation

Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA

Scottsdale, AZ

Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA

Scottsdale, AZ

Director - Infectious Disease & Biosecurity Projects, Arizona State University

Cory Woliver, DVM

Stamford, CT

Cory Woliver, DVM

Stamford, CT

Clinical Lecturer of Emergency and Critical Care, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Sarah Carotenuto, DVM, DABVP (CF)

Tucson, AZ

Sarah Carotenuto, DVM, DABVP (CF)

Tucson, AZ

Emergency Veterinarian; Assistant Professor of Practice Faculty, University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine

Michael Schaer, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Gainesville, FL

Michael Schaer, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Gainesville, FL

Professor Emeritus; adjunct professor, University of Florida

Benjamin German, MD

Raleigh, NC

Benjamin German, MD

Raleigh, NC

Emergency Medicine Physician, Wake Emergency Physicians, Asclepius Snakebite Foundation

Richard Dart, MD, PhD

Denver, CO

Richard Dart, MD, PhD

Denver, CO

Professor, Emergency Medicine-Medical Toxicology & Pharmacology, University of Colorado; Director, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety

Sakthivel Vaiyapuri

Reading, England, UK

Sakthivel Vaiyapuri

Reading, England, UK

Professor in Cardiovascular & Venom Pharmacology, University of Reading

Naira M Ayvazyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Naira M Ayvazyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Director, Orbeli Institute of Physiology, NAS RA

Matthew Lewin, MD, PhD, FACEP

Corte Madera, CA

Matthew Lewin, MD, PhD, FACEP

Corte Madera, CA

Director, Center for Exploration and Travel Health; Fellow, California Academy of Sciences

Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, MSc

Chapel Hill, NC

Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, MSc

Chapel Hill, NC

Chief Medical Officer, Ophirex

Felipe Murta, PhD

Felipe Murta, PhD

Manaus, BR

Felipe Murta, PhD

Manaus, BR

Researcher, Fundação de Medicina Tropical Doutor Heitor Vieira Dourado

Kristin Wiley, DO

Kristin Wiley, DO

Fayetteville, NC

Kristin Wiley, DO

Fayetteville, NC

Emergency Medicine Resident Physician, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

Deb Prasad Pandey, PhD

Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal

Deb Prasad Pandey, PhD

Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal

Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal

Marco Aurelio Sartim, PhD

Manaus, Brazil

Marco Aurelio Sartim, PhD

Manaus, Brazil

Adjunct Professor, Universidade Nilton Lins