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Meet our 2021-2023 Medical Toxicology Fellow

Below is an introduction to the latest medical toxicology fellow to join the poison center through June 2023.

Michael Keenan, MD-ED toxicology fellowMy name is Michael Keenan, MD, and I am from Syracuse. I graduated from Canisius College with a Bachelor of Science and went on to Medical School at SUNY Upstate. I completed my residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Buffalo. I became interested in toxicology while I was a medical student at Upstate after hearing some lectures from the toxicologists. I find the subject fascinating and the toxicologists here are extremely good teachers, ready to train the next generation. Since I’m from Central New York, I’m excited to be back in the area, serving the community where I grew up, and working near my wife who is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow. My hobbies include running, cycling, skiing, and rock climbing.

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.