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Meet our 2020-2022 Medical Toxicology Fellow

Below is an introduction to one of our medical toxicology fellows at our poison center through June 2022.

Dr. Cory Howard, Medical Toxicology Fellow through June 2022My name is Cory Howard, MD, and I am a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Medical Toxicology Fellow at the poison center. I am originally from the west coast, but I have lived in many different places around the U.S. with my family as a child and also as an adult during college and medical school. I found my way to Syracuse for Emergency Medicine residency at Upstate and discovered a passion for Toxicology in the process. I chose to pursue a career in medical toxicology because of how interesting, challenging and rewarding I found the specialty. I was elated to be able to stay in Syracuse to be able to do this! I enjoy staying current with emergency medicine and hope to be able to bring my toxicology expertise to continue to educate residents and/or fellows in the future. During my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking, kayaking, skateboarding, and swimming with my wife and family. 

The Upstate New York Poison Center is a training site for both Medical Toxicology Fellows and Clinical Toxicology Fellows. Medical Toxicology is officially recognized as a medical subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Visit our Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program website for complete information.

In the case of a poisoning or for information purposes, call the Upstate New York Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year. Each year our center manages more than 50,000 calls from health care providers, 911 operators, hospitals, industry, schools, and the general public in our 54-county service area.

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About Upstate New York Poison Center

Housed inside Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, the Upstate New York Poison Center is dedicated to reducing the number, cost and severity of poisonings within its designated 54-county service area as mandated by New York State Law. The Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to both health professionals and the general public at 1-800-222-1222.

About Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care.