Neal FlomenbaumProfessor of Clinical Medicine,
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical Center
New York Presbyterian Emergency Medical Service
Neal Flomenbaum earned his AB degree at Columbia College of Columbia University (1969) and is an AOA graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (1973). He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Albert Einstein-Bronx Municipal (Jacobi) Hospital Center and afterwards served as Associate Director of Emergency Services there (1977-79). From 1979 to 1987, Dr. Flomenbaum was Associate Director of Emergency Services at Bellevue and NYU Hospital Centers, and from 1987 to 1996 he was Chairman of Emergency Medicine at The Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Flomenbaum has held academic appointments as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1978-79) and New York University School of Medicine (1979-85). He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (with tenure) at New York University School of Medicine from 1985 to 1988 and at the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn from 1988 to 1996.
In 1996, Dr. Flomenbaum became the first Emergency Physician-in-Chief at The New York Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Cornell University Medical College. He was also named Medical Director of New York Presbyterian Hospital's extensive EMS system of over 60 basic, advanced, high-risk pediatric, and complicated adult ambulances and Hazmat and Decon preparedness units.
Dr. Flomenbaum has been an author/editor of Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies since the 2nd edition (1982) and has also coauthored 2 editions of a text on emergency diagnostic testing as well as many review and peer reviewed papers on toxicology and emergency medicine. Since 1979, Dr. Flomenbaum has been a consultant to the New York City Poison Control Center. He has lectured widely on clinical toxicology, acid-base disturbances and chemical and biological terrorism. Dr. Flomenbaum's current interests include the adverse effects of medications on the elderly and the emergency care of geriatric patients. Dr. Flomenbaum recently established a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship to deal with the increasing numbers of elderly patients requiring emergency care.
Lewis R. Goldfrank, M.D. has worked at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Medical Center for the last quarter century. He is currently the first Chairman and Professor of the newly established academic Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University. He is also the Medical Director of the New York City Health Department's Poison Center. Educated at Clark University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Brussels, Belgium; he graduated from the University of Brussels, Medical School in 1970. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in 1973.
His efforts have led to the development of NYU's Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology residencies. He has served as the Chairman of American Board of Emergency Medicine's subboard on Medical Toxicology, the American Board of Medical Toxicology and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. His entire career has been spent working in the public hospitals of New York City emphasizing the role of Emergency Medicine in improving access to care, public health, public policy and medical humanism.
He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. He has participated on three committees on terrorism: Committee on R&D for Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical and Biological Terrorism (1998 - 1999); Committee on Assessing Metropolitan Medical Response Teams: Preparedness for Terrorism (1999 - 2002); Committee on Psychological Consequences of Terrorism (2002 - 2003). He chaired the last two of these committees. He currently chairs standing committee at the IOM on Personal Protective Equipment in the Workforce.
Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology)
New York University School of Medicine
Director, New York City Poison Control Center
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bellevue Hospital Center
Robert S. Hoffman received a BA in chemistry from Brandeis University in 1980 and immediately entered New York University School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. He completed a 3-year internship and residency in Internal Medicine also at the New York University School of Medicine, followed by a Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the New York City Poison Center/Bellevue Hospital Center. He subsequently achieved Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Emergency Medicine. In 1989 Dr. Hoffman became the director of the Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the New York City Poison Center, and in 1994 he became the Director of the New York City Poison Center.
Dr. Hoffman has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications in various aspects of toxicology that include basic science, animal and clinical investigations. He has also authored numerous textbook chapters for major references in Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He lectures around the world on various aspects of toxicology and has helped to establish poison control centers in both Europe and Asia. Dr. Hoffman has held offices in all 3 American Toxicology Societies, including being a member of the board of trustees of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology; a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Poison Control Centers; and Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the American College of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Hoffman is currently on the editorial board of Toxicological Reviews and is a member of the senior editorial board of Clinical Toxicology.
Dr. Hoffman initially contributed to Goldfranks Toxicological Emergencies in the 4th edition and has been an editor from the 5th edition to this current edition Dr. Hoffman has now assumed the lead responsibility for coordinating the first edition of the companion handbook.
Mary Ann Howland is a clinical professor of pharmacy at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and a consultant to the New York City Poison Control Center and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Medical Center. She earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Wake forest University, a bachelor of science in pharmacy from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy and a doctor of pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (presently named the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia). Shortly after joining the faculty of St. John's University she began a close relationship with the New York City Poison Center and Bellevue Hospital's Emergency Department, mentoring pharmacy students, toxicology fellows, and poison center and emergency medicine staff. Dr. Howland became an editor on the 3rd edition of Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies and writes many of the antidotes in depth. She has written numerous peer reviewed articles. Dr. Howland became a diplomat of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT) in 1987 and subsequently a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT). She has served on the boards of both ABAT and AACT and remains active in both organizations. Dr. Howland is passionate about teaching students and understanding and answering any and all medication/drug related issues.
Neal A. Lewin, MD has been a faculty member at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York Medical Center for the past 31 years. He is currently the Director of Didactic Education of the Emergency Medicine Residency at Bellevue Hospital and New York University Medical Center and is an associate professor of clinical medicine (pharmacology) and an associate professor of emergency medicine. He has been a consultant to the New York City Poison Control Center for the past 30 years and was instrumental in helping to develop both the Emergency Medicine Residency as well as the Medical Toxicology Fellowship program. He is a graduate of Downstate Medical School in 1974 and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society in 1973. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1977 at Bellevue-New York University Hospitals. Since 1977 he has both taught and cared for patients at Bellevue Hospital and has trained countless medical students and residents in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and medical toxicology. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American college of Physicians, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the American College of Medical Toxicology. He has been an author and editor of Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies for the past 25 years. His interests include humanism, integrative medicine, and photography.
Lewis Nelson attended medical school at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate) and was a resident at Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the New York City Poison Control Center. Dr. Nelson is currently the director of the Medical Toxicology fellowship program at New York University School of Medicine and the Associate Director of the New York City Poison Control Center. He directs several continuing medical education programs for the School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine. At New York University Medical Center, he is chairperson of the Medication Safety Committee. He is an author on over 100 peer reviewed publications and numerous textbook chapters. He is on the board of directors of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), and chair of its Education committee. He is a member of the Medical Toxicology Subboard of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Dr. Nelson is the regional director of the ASTDR funded regional network of medical toxicologists developed to enhanced preparedness for and management of patients exposed to hazardous materials. Among his main interests are medication safety, opioid misuse and abuse, and chemical disaster preparedness.