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Poison Specialists
The Specialists in Poison Information (SPIs) and Poison Information Providers (PIPs) of the Carolinas Poison Center answer the phones at the poison center. All of our SPIs are registered nurses intensively trained in toxicology. They are required to pass a rigorous national certification exam administered by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Currently, there are 21 SPIs and 2 PIPs serving the residents of North Carolina.

Toxicologists and Pharmacists

back row:  Dr. Michael Beuhler, Dr. Russ Kerns, Dr. Steve Walsh 
front row:  Dr. Marsha Ford (Director), Dr. Anna Dulaney

The toxicologists and pharmacists of the Carolinas Poison Center provide clinical supervision and back-up support for the Specialists. They are available 24 hours a day for consultations with healthcare providers and are responsible for delivering continuing education courses to staff and other healthcare professionals. The clinical toxicology staff consists of the following positions:

  • Managing Director (M.D.)
  • Medical Director (M.D.)
  • Toxicology Consultant (M.D.)
  • Toxicology Fellow (M.D.)
  • Assistant Director of Education (Pharm.D.)

Administrators and Educators
The Carolinas Poison Center administration and education staff ensure that the poison center is running smoothly and efficiently 365 days a year. The public education staff creates poison prevention education materials for diverse audiences and provides educational programs for other healthcare providers and educators. The administration and education staff consists of the following positions:

  • Managing Director (M.D.) 
  • Assistant Director of Operations (RN)
  • Assistant Director of Education (Pharm.D.)
  • Assistant Director of Outreach and Development
  • Poison Information and Education Coordinator
  • Staff Assistant 

Carolinas Poison Center    P.O. Box 32861    Charlotte  NC    28232-2861    1-800-222-1222  •  © 2014