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Toxicology Program Thriving Under New Leadership
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Toxicology program is thriving, despite the state’s closing of the Ruth A. Lawrence Poison Center. In 2010, URMC hired Timothy Wiegand, M.D., to head up Strong Memorial Hospital’s toxicology services for physicians and patients.
“Dr. Wiegand brings enthusiasm, energy and ambitious goals to his new position,” said Michael Kamali, M.D., acting chair of Emergency Medicine. “We look forward to working with Dr. Wiegand to strengthen Toxicology’s involvement in the education of our residents, medical students and health care professionals.”
Wiegand previously served as the associate medical director for the Northern New England Poison Center, which provided service for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Prior to his position there, Wiegand was assistant medical director at the San Francisco Division of the California Poison Control System, where he also held the role of assistant professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) with appointments in the Department of Medicine, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical and Laboratory Medicine.
Wiegand earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Wiegand went on to complete a toxicology fellowship and training in clinical pharmacology at UCSF. He also received his certification in toxicology by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
“Strong Memorial hopes to expand toxicology services to physicians and patients in our community,” said Kathy Parrinello, Strong Memorial Hospital COO. “In addition to inpatient and outpatient consults for acute and chronic toxicity from drugs and chemicals, Dr. Wiegand is available help physicians interpret toxicology test results and assist with medication management and adverse drug reactions in their patients.”
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