Our Staff

Our Specialists in Poison Information are experienced nurses with backgrounds in mother-child care, emergency, critical care, as well as intensive care nursing. Many of our specialists have completed a certification program created by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Our center also has six board-certified medical toxicologists on call 24-hours a day as additional medical backup.

The Oregon Poison Center staff uses their experience, training, an extensive library of medical toxicology literature, as well as computerized resources including: POISINDEX®, Tomes®, Tomes Plus® and Identidex®.


Oregon Poison Center Staff:

Medical Director
B. Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT
Associate Medical Director
Robert G. Hendrickson, MD
Department Director
Sandra Giffin, RN, MS
Medical Toxicologists
Keith French, MD
Annette Lopez, MD
Shana Kusin, MD
Nathaneal McKeown, DO
Robert Norton, MD
Dan Sudakin, MD

Toxicology Fellows
Gillian Beauchamp, MD
Matthew Davey, MD
Matt Noble, MD
Peter Akpunonu, MD

Public Educator & Web Manager
Fiorella Carhuaz, CHES

Administrative Coordinator
Lynn Cox

Our Dedicated Poison Center Nurses and Pharmacists

Alice, RN, CSPI
Annie, RN, CSPI
Bonnie, RN, CSPI
Brian, RN, CSPI
Charisse , RN,CSPI
Christina, RN, CSPI
Faye, PharmD
Hope, RN, SPI
Jami, RN, CSPI
Karen, RN, CSPI
Kim, RN, SPI
Lisbeth, RN, CSPI
Loren, RN, SPI
Mallory, RN, SPI
Marc, RN, SPI
Mike, RN, CSPI
Patricia, RN, SPI
Samantha, RN, SPI
Stacey, RN, SPI
Teddy, RN, CSPI
Tonya, RN, CSPI